Post 47 Lake Worth, Florida

Post 47

Lake Worth, Florida

Post 47 Lake Worth, Florida

About This Post

Post Namesake

Vogel-Lee Post 47 Both men were local residents. Mr. Vogel was the first from the area KIA in WWI and Mr. Lee was the first from the area KIA in WWII.

Notable Members

Founding members: John Prince, Earl Menges, Max Holly, Les Farrow, Al Ingram, Jack Mengs, Richard Hotchkiss, John Gregory, Elmer Fardow.

Past Dept CDR Jack Adams

Past 11th District CDR Richard Smith

Current Officers

Herm J. Apol CDR, Joe Murphy 1st Vice CDR, Les Taylor 2nd Vice CDR, Clifford Gale Historian, Miguel Rodriguez Chaplain, Joe Matthews Service & Finance Officer, Chris Grice Judge Advocate, Edward Manak Sgt at Arms, Ryan Paplow Asst Sgt at Arms, Neil McNett Adjutant, Wm Landers Trustee, Jesse RIviera, Tom Long and VIc Rizzi Executive Board.

Jeanne Ryan Editor of Newsletter.




What Makes this Post Unique

The post home of Vogel-Lee Post 47 was founded in October 1919, by a group of Lake Worth's leading citizens, The Post grew rapidly and became a focal point in Lake Worth.  The Post had a wrestling Arena in Lake Worth where many stars got their start. The Post also had a great baseball team with several players making it to the major leagues.

Vogel-Lee post 47 is the oldest Veterans organization in Lake Worth. It was voted Number 1 post for Department of Florida 1981-1982 and was awarded the Jack Adams trophy. 

The Post moved to it's  current location (which was an old McDonald's) in 2000, where it enjoys a debt free building.

Many of the WWII and Korean Vets are leaving for the Post Everlasting so the Post is smaller--yet just as busy.  It has a great Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion Squadron and Riders Group.

We support several area Veterans groups and send boys to Boy's state yearly.  We also run Bingo weekly.

The current Commander Herm Apol has been our commander for ten years.  He says the future looks bright for our Post.