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Post 106  Seymour, Wisconsin

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CHARTER DATE: October 14, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Robert Gerhardt Krause Corporal WWI Army Died of wounds in the Argonne, France October 10, 1918 Kenneth Anthony Kraft U.S. Marines WWII Wounded.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Wesley L, Boyden Commander 1919-1920

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: Krause-Kraft Post 106 Seymour is the only Post in Seymour, WI the "Home of the Hamburger" Each year on Hamburger Days a huge parade led by Post 106 Color Guard commemorates the birthplace of the hamburger. The picture of the.. Read more »

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1910
During the Fall of 1919, those returning from WWI met to set up a local Legion Post. Twelve men attended the first meeting and the national Organization called for sixteen to receive a charter. On October 14, 1919, eighteen men met and signed a charter. The eighteen were; W. L. Boyden, John Block, Edmund Weise, Otto W. Gross, Lyle Paulie, Rueben Mayer, E.C. Werbelowski, John Bunkleman, James Swan, Harvey Johnson, F.E. McDonough, Ralph Tubbs, E.F... Full story »
Born in the town of Seymour, Wisconsin on March 16, 1888. Robert Gerhardt Krause lived with his parents up to September 18, 1917, when he was called “To The Colors.” Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause received the sad new Tuesday November 26, 1918 that their son Robert had died of wounds somewhere in the Argonne in France on October 10, 1918. He received his military training at Camp Grant Rockford, Illinois, Camp Greene, Charlotte, North.. Full story »
1920
Working together, the Boy Scouts of America and The American Legion have created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for America’s youth. At the February 23, 1925 Post meeting the first discussion of taking up a Boy Scout Troop was thoroughly discussed, however no action was taken. The first information on Post 106’s sponsoring a Boy Scout troop appears in 1927. At that time legionnaire Frank Tubbs was listed as a member of.. Full story »
Meeting records of Krause-Kraft Post 106 dating back to 1927 reveal the impact this 85 year partnership has had on the Post and the community that we serve. Meeting minutes show receipts for our food and.. Full story »
Robert Krause Post 106 Commander Walter Laatsch received this citation for some of the Posts programs and service to the community. Because of its helping organize the Kiwanis Club the Kiwanis became a supporter of the Posts programs and special events. The Trade in Seymour Campaign had expenses of $1,152.13 and a profit of $250.57. The Christmas Program entertained 300 children from Seymour and surrounding area. The cost of equipment for Youth baseball was $20.40... Full story »
Commander John Bunkleman accepted a membership award signed by Department Commander Reginald F. Hoehle and National Commander Paul V. McNutt of Indiana. The award was for re-enrolling all 1928 members and achieving 100% membership prior to November 11, 1929. The 1929 membership was at 42 members up from 31 members the previous year. Membership continued to grow showing 53 members in 1929-30. The local school board requested that Robert Krause Post 106 find a new.. Full story »
1940
On March 17, 1941 Forest Huth, Post Commander called upon E.T. Hawkins who spoke on having a boy attend Badger Boys State to be held on the Campus of Ripon College. Commander Huth then appointed a committee of E. T. Hawkins, Oral Berry, and Everette Mc Bain to raise funds.. Full story »
Kenneth A. Kraft was born March 25, 1924 in Milan, Wisconsin. He was the son of Arbie and Anthony Kraft. Ken attended grade school in Neilsville and Miltown, Wisconsin and graduated from Seymour High School in 1942. Ken was employed at the Sturgeon Bay shipyards until his enlistment in the Marines in November 1942. His military training began at Camp Elliot and Camp Gillespie, San Diego, California. He graduated as a First Marine Paratrooper in.. Full story »
1960
Looking back in our Post 106 history our membership had a number of meeting places with the first meetings being held at the Seymour City Hall in 1918-1919. Then the members rented the F. H. Dean.. Full story »
1970
Although Post 106 had American Legion Baseball back in the 1940,’s through the 1950’s and into the 1960’s there was a brief time when they didn’t field a team. Three individuals led by legionnaires Lloyd “Gabby”.. Full story »
1980
Krause-Kraft Post 106 of Seymour, WI first established its annual scholarship program open to graduating high school seniors of the Seymour Community School System 28 years ago..The number of scholarships has varied from four to thirteen awarded in any one year. The money for the scholarships comes from CD's invested.. Full story »
Cabin #19 Appleton-Seymour Cabin At the January 1988 Mid-Winter conference in Hudson, WI Russ Hanseter representing Post 106 presented a proposal for the building of a new cabin at Camp American Legion. Russ proposed that the.. Full story »
2000
Veterans Memorial & Park History In January of 2001, then Mayor Henry Burrows, a member of Post 106, introduced a City Council Resolution to designate a property downtown in Seymour for the purpose of erecting a.. Full story »
The Post 106 Honor Guard provides military funeral honors for veterans. A CD was produced in 2009 with pictures from the funeral of Frank Hanus a legionnaire from Navarino. Wisconsin. Its purpose was to explain to.. Full story »
2010
Seymour, Wisconsin The Home of the Hamburger is an idyllic community of about 3,000 located in the heart of dairy country 15 miles west of Green Bay. For the past 25 years the community has celebrated.. Full story »
Veteran's Day was originally called Armistice Day. Each year the Seymour Middle School puts on a Veteran's Day Program to honor local veterans. This year the Seymour Community Museum in cooperation with Mitch Miller who has collected Vietnam War memorabilia since his brother sent some items home from Viet Nam.. Full story »
Each year for the past 12 years Post 106 has held a Spaghetti Dinner in the Spring and a Chili-Booyah event in the Fall. The money from these two events is used to field the Legion Baseball Team. A true community event. Parents of players work the tables, pour coffee.. Full story »
On Memorial Day 2014 Krause-Kraft Post 106 Seymour will conduct its 94th consecutive (Decoration Day) Memorial Day Parade & Program. The Parade will be led by Post 106's Color Guard and Drill Squad starting at the.. Full story »
In August of 2014 Post 106 has begun to change the look of the front of our Post home. A committee was established to explore options with the intent to "improve" the front exterior look of.. Full story »
Forty seven members attended the monthly meeting and it was a busy night. Elections were held and the positions of Commander, 1st Vice-Commander, 2nd Vice-Commander and 3rd Vice-Commander were all filled. Installation of the new officers.. Full story »
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