Post 65 Statesville, North Carolina

Post 65

Statesville, North Carolina

Post 65 Statesville, North Carolina

About This Post

Post Namesake

First Lieutenant Robert Hurst Turner was killed near flanders field in Belgium on July 24, 1918. He was serving with Company "C" 115th" Machinegun Batallion, 30th Division North Carolina Army National Guard when he was killed and then interned at ... READ MORE

Notable Members

Kent Phyfe, an Iraq war veteran and a disabled veteran, serves our post in many ways.  As an accomplished service officer, Kent and his service dog Mike teach recovering veterans the fine art of transition to civilian life. Rick Shroyer,Post ... READ MORE

What Makes this Post Unique

At the present time, American Legion Post 65 has a unique blend of veterans and auxiliary who posess enormous technical talent. All links and photographs have been accomplished in a team environment. The synergy at this post rivals that of ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

1910

The Horseshoer becomes the Army Manual for WW1 Training

Feb 1, 1912

World War 1 soldiers train on doctrine written and published in 1912.


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The Horseshoer becomes the Army Manual for WW1 Training
Woodrow Wilson sworn in

Woodrow Wilson sworn in

Jan 20, 1913

Woodrow Wilson serves as America's President from 1913-1921. With the immortal words of President George Washington guiding America's journey through history "no entangling alliances", President Wilson, former history professor and president of Princeton, seemed to be sailing along in an isolationist type of trance. Shortly after inauguration of his second term this isolationist trance would be challenged by people like Teddy Roosevelt. Further exascerbating the problem was the sinking of three US merchant ships by..

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Arch Duke Ferdinand assassinated

Jul 28, 1914

World War I for Europe begins. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria -este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The assasination in Sarajevo Yugoslavia was a catalyst for Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia,which in turn, triggered a series of events leading to WWI.


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Arch Duke Ferdinand assassinated
Sgt Hurst Turner in Iredell Blues

Sgt Hurst Turner in Iredell Blues

Jan 1, 1916

Sgt Hurst Turner Mexican War. He would later accept a commission in the Royal Canadian Army. Photo Statesville Historical collection.


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President Woodrow Wilson signs Flag Day into a National holiday type event

Jun 14, 1916

The origins of Flag Day!!!!!!!

 


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President Woodrow Wilson signs Flag Day into a National holiday type event
Draft Registration in US

Draft Registration in US

Jan 1, 1917

Between 1917 and 1918 the USA beefs up its forces with a draft. only 10% of the men and women come from the draft recruiting method.


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10% draft 90% enlist

Jan 1, 1917

Once America got over the isolationist attitude, patriotism took over. America raises an Army based on 90% enlisted people. Although draft card research is fun, it will give only a 10% yield on research for this era.


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10% draft 90% enlist
The labrynth of entangling alliances

The labrynth of entangling alliances

Jan 1, 1917

turns Europe into a powder keg. With the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Germany feels free to take Europe by storm and thus drive a wedge between a complex litany of peace treaties and mutual defense alliances.  In doing so, the following treaties are challenged to the diplomatic core:  1. Russia and Serbia treaty is challenged. 2. French and Russian agreements. 3. Germany invades Belgium and gains access to France. 4, Britain and France declare war..

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United States declares war on Germany

Apr 6, 1917

For the United States World war I begins. The story of the doughboy begins and to many so does the story of the American Legion.


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United States declares war on Germany
Major Wentworth 1Lt Hurst Turner's Commander.

Major Wentworth 1Lt Hurst Turner's Commander.

Jan 1, 1918

A nice pictoral find.


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A Doughboys ID Card

Jan 1, 1918

Doughboy ID Card. Private Thomas W Williams. Thank you North Carolina Junior Historian Collection.


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A Doughboys ID Card
Founder and Osteopath S. Wallace Hoffman enlists in the Army

Founder and Osteopath S. Wallace Hoffman enlists in the Army

Jan 1918

At this time in Army medical history, the practice of osteopathic procedure was not recognized by the Army medical corps. Denied a commision, Mr Hoffman enlists in the Army and subsequently becomes one of our founding members.


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President Wilson announces his peace plan

Jan 8, 1918

President Wilson's 14 points for peace go to the bargaining table. Although this would result in peace via The Treaty of Versailles, the groundwork for the League of Nations and World War II were laid. Hitler would use the terms of the treaty in every conceivable fashion to mobilize the supposedly disarmed nation of Germany.


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President Wilson announces his peace plan
Burial transfer documents WW1 It is with great misfortune that our fallen doughboys were interred on multiple occasions.

Burial transfer documents WW1 It is with great misfortune that our fallen doughboys were interred on multiple occasions.

May 24, 1918

From Hurst Turner's unit.


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115th heavy Artillery

Jul 8, 1918

115th in action in France. B battery source North Carolina Digital collection.


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115th heavy Artillery
Doughboys take recreation at the YMCA

Doughboys take recreation at the YMCA

Jul 8, 1918

The YMCA and YWCA along with the Red Cross provide opportunties for rest from the rigors of War. Source North Carolina state archives.


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Our Namesake Robert Hurst Turner is killed by an artillery shell

Jul 24, 1918

See our photo gallery for the story by noted historian OC Stonestreet


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Our Namesake Robert Hurst Turner is killed by an artillery shell
Lt Robert Hurst Turner is killed in action

Lt Robert Hurst Turner is killed in action

Jul 24, 1918

Flanders field will go down in military history with our namesake. We take a piece of Belgium in this article.


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Hurst Turner and war memorial honors

Jul 26, 1918

Iredell county war memorial honors and obituary.


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Hurst Turner and war memorial honors
The 11th hour on Armistice Day

The 11th hour on Armistice Day

Nov 11, 1918

Eventually this would become Veterans day in the US.


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