Post 748 Antioch, Illinois

Post 748

Antioch, Illinois

Post 748 Antioch, Illinois

About This Post

Post Namesake

Antioch American Legion Post 748

Notable Members

Raymond L. Webb (1st Post Commander) John Horan (5th, 32rd Post Commander) Floyd Horton (19th Post Commander, Recipient of the French Legion of Honour [French Medal of Honor], lived to be 108.) Franz A. Swenson (20th Post Commander, 10th District ... READ MORE

What Makes this Post Unique

We are one of the oldest Posts in Lake County, IL (10th District). We are celebrating our 91st year in existence. We are the furtherest north post in the State of Illinois; literally on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin. ... READ MORE




Post Charter Date

Feb 26, 1926
This is the day our Post was granted its charter.
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Raymond L. Webb (WWI Veteran) 1926-1927

Jun 1, 1926
Our first Post Commander took the helms of our post in June of 1926 through the rest of the Legion year in 1927.
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Dr. George W. Jensen (WWI Veteran) 1927-1928

Jul 1, 1927
Our second Post Commander took over on June 1, 1927 through the Legion Year to June of 1927.
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Arthur Maplethorpe (WWI Veteran) 1928-1929

Jul 1, 1928
The 3rd Post Commander took over on June 1, 1928 and continued his year of service through June of 1929. He served in France in 1918 during WWI.
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Paul L. Chase (WWI Veteran) 1929-1930

Jul 1, 1929
4th Commadner of our Post in Antioch, IL. Took office June 1, 1929 and continued his year of Commandership until June of 1930.
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John L. Horan (WWI Veteran) 1930-1931

John L. Horan (WWI Veteran) 1930-1931

Jun 1, 1930
Commander Horan took over for P. L. Chase in June of 1930 through the Legion year until June 1931. John Horan also worked for the News Sun Times, was a volunteer Firefighter for Antioch, and involved in many community events and organizations.
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Samuel M. Walance (WWI Veteran) 1931-1932

Jun 1, 1931
Commander Walance became Commander of the post June of 1931 through in 1932.
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Alonzo R. Runyard (WWI Veteran) 1932-1933

Jun 1, 1932
Commander Runyard was elected to Commadner in June of 1932 and his Commadnership ended June of 1933.
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Dr. L. John Zimmerman (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1932
Commander (Dr.) Zimmerman was sworn into office June of 1932 and commanded thru June of 1933.
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Walter K. Hills (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1933
Commander Hills was elected into position in June of 1933 and finished his year in June of 1934.
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Otto S. Klass (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1934
Otto Class was elected Commander of Antioch American Legion Post 748 in Jne of 1934 - June 1935.
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Frank T. Hattrem (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1935
Commander Hattrem was sworn into being Commander Jne of 1935 and had a good year of Commander until June of 1936.
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James L. Waters (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1936
James L. Waters was Commander of Antioch Post 748 for the year June 1936 through June 1937.
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Ernest H. Glenn (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1937
Commander Ernest H. Glenn was placed into the Commanders position by his peers in June of 1937 through June of 1938.
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Warren L. Edwards

Jun 1, 1938
In June of 1938, Commander Edwards was elected into position to lead Antioch American Legion Post 748 through June of 1939.
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Clarence J. White

Jun 1, 1939
Our last Commander of the 1930's, Commander White lead our post from June of 1939 through June of 1940.
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J. Harry Message

Jun 1, 1940
Our 1st Commander of the 1940's, Commander Message took charge of Antioch Post 748 from June 1940 through June of 1941.
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Roman B. Vos

Jun 1, 1941
Roman B. Vos was elected in May of 1941 and took command of the post in June of 1941. Shortly after he took over for commander, on Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. He was our First Commander after the US was drawn into WWII. He continued his year as commander and relinquished his duties in June of 1942.
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Clarence L. Heath (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1942
Commander Heath took over for Commander Vos. He served from June 1942 to June of 1943.
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Floyd W. Horton (WWI Veteran)

Floyd W. Horton (WWI Veteran)

Jun 1, 1943
Floyd Horton was elected and served as Commander for Antioch post 748 for one year from June 1943 to June of 1944. Recipient of the French Legion of Honour Medal (French Medal of Honor). Commander Horton lived to be 108 years old and passed away in May of 1999.
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