Post 54 gunnison, Colorado

Post 54

gunnison, Colorado

Post 54 gunnison, Colorado

About This Post

Post Namesake
Chartered as Bruce-Frew in 1919 Renamed and re-chartered 2010 to Robert A. Watters
Notable Members
Charter members Hasrild O. Excter, G Don Brillhart, Alex Campbell, Clifford h. Stone, Carlton Sills, Fritz B Zugelder, F. George Damson, John Frew, John C. Johnson, Anthony Comstock, E.T. Brown, Cedric B. Williams, Albert H, Good, Simon D. Anderson, and H.T. Manuel.




First meeting of WWI returning solders

Oct 30, 1919
A group of 30 solders returning from WWI met at the court house to formulate plans for an American Legion Post in Gunnison Colorado.
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Charter post

Nov 22, 1919
The charter for American Legion Post 54 in Gunnison Colorado was granted. The post was named Bruce-Frew honoring the first men from Gunnison County killed in Action. Little in know of Clarence Bruce except that he was a good soldier and an agreeable companion. He as drafted from Sargents and met his death on Sept. 12, 1918, in the St. Mihiel drive, Co. H 355th Infantry. Hugh Frew was born in Gunnison on Oct. 7,..
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American Legion park & building

Jan 1, 1920
By giving dances, benefit show, etc. the post raised money to buy shares of the building and loan stock with the view to build their own hut. In 1921 the present American Legion park was purchased by the post and given to the city on their agreement to keep it up and to retain the same name. A plot of land for the American Legion was reserved, and in January 1928 they held the first..
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Towns people and flag pole

Jan 1, 1940
The post has taken an active part in all legislation concerning the Legionnaires or their welfare. The Legion erected a Community Flag pole on the grounds of Webster Hall, and dedicated it at a Public ceremony on Armistice Day, 1940. The Post hold Americanism programs at schools, give flags to schools, and also award medals to students for good citizenship. Frequently townspeople and organizations are invite to meet with the legionnaires in order to become..
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Rename and re-charter of the post

Jan 1, 2010
During the year of 2010 the post was rename and re-charter from Bruce-Frew to Robert A. Watters, due to Robert A. Watters being instrumental in keeping the post active for 30 plus years.
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