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Post 508  Wilton, Wisconsin

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CHARTER DATE: July 19, 1946

POST NAMESAKE: Hanson-Stark-Leith-Paeth Leonard Hanson - killed in the Argonne Forest on Oct 14, 1918...28 days shy of the armistice and 37 days shy of.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Leonard Goldbeck

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Mahlon Denter. Mahlon received his battlefield commission during WWII while assigned with the L4 Piper Club in the 105th Howitzers... Read more »

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1920
Our first Legion (Post 273) was short lived, and cancelled out on Oct 10, 1923 due to lack of interest, lack of activity, and members complained that dues were too high (at the time dues were $2.00 a year). Commander: Perry Rifleman Adjutant: W.D. Ziereke Treasurer: W.F. Gruenberg Chaplain: Roy Smith Sgt at Arms: Bernard Lydon Full story »
1940
Wilton area Veterans returning home form WW II applied for and received a new charter for the Wilton Area Legion. Full story »
A welcome home banquet was held at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilton, Wisconsin for returning war heroes. On the menu were foods like: Sergeant Beer, Major Potatoes, Colonel Corn, Private Celery, Admiral Ice Cream and.. Full story »
Post 508 hosted a two-day annual event -- Legion Day. Celebrations started with a parade including floats, and novelties. A tractor pull, baseball game, home talent show, and dance followed. Proceeds from Legion Days went towards.. Full story »
the Legion bought a small parcel of land from a Charley Lunsford and built a solid cement basement for a Headquarters. This basement is fondly known as "The Dug Out". Full story »
1960
The Legion added on to the Dug Out! Full story »
On May 8, 1965, members of the Wilton Legion who were members of the armed forces on V.E. Day (May 8, 1945) had a reunion. Full story »
The shelter was built on for summer activities. Full story »
1970
The shelter, which was built on in 1965, was remodeled into a kitchen, along with the purchase of the adjoining Liersch property next door. Full story »
1980
The Wilton Legion dedicated the new legion hall on Sunday, July 23, 1981. Full story »
In the summer of 1989, a large addition was built on now giving the Wilton American Legion one of the finest buildings in the area for meetings, receptions, and entertainment. Full story »
1990
Mahlon Denter, Firing Squad Commander, leads Larry Bever, Gary Bever, Darryl Raabe and Marv Steinbrink in a rehearsal before the annual Memorial Day event. Full story »
2010
Post 508 honored Mahlon Denter for 65 of continuous service! Full story »
Over 800 Veterans from Civil War to Present Day are recognized within this memorial. Full story »
Commander Larry Bever distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the Wisconsin American Legion as Commander of the Wilton American Legion Post 508, Wilton, Wisconsin from July 2003 to July 2013. Under his command, the Wilton American Legion provided $5,000 in scholarship monies to local high school students;.. Full story »
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