Post 12 Yankton, South Dakota

Post 12

Yankton, South Dakota

Post 12 Yankton, South Dakota

About This Post

Post Namesake
Roy Anderson Sept.21st,1896- Aug.2nd,1917 Roy Anderson was a member of Co. M 4th South Dakota Infantry.He was killed in a accident between Yankton and the James river, while Company M was guarding the bridges during the First World War. His ... READ MORE
Notable Members
The following are the Temporary Charter Members 7 July 1919 A.W. Donaldson, Leo J. Coacher, Ray Rosman,Wm O. Cook, E.D. Anderson, P.E. Brennan, W.L. Donaldson, Carl Anderson, Alfred Ladner, William Rittal, Ray Resler, Ray Ford, Christian Rittal, J.C. Anderson, Orion ... READ MORE




Post #12 recieves Temporary Charter

Jul 6, 1919
Post #12 received its temporary Charter on July 7th, 1919 with Fred B. Ray as the first Commander and Arnold Fox the first Adjutant.
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First woman joins Post #12

Jun 1, 1921
Miss Madelin J. Box was the first woman to join Post #12 she was a member in 1921-1922
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Yankton hosts 9th Annual Convention

Jul 25, 1927
Post #12 held the 9th annual Convention on July 25-27 1927 Dept. Commander was Leroy W. Barnes from White Lake.
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Post #12 recieves permanent Charter

May 6, 1931
Post #12 received its permanent Charter on March 6th 1931 with Harold W. Levinger as Commander and Basil De Shazo as Adjutant.
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Patrick Haley Elected Distric 7 Commander

Aug 14, 1933
Patrick Haley from Post #12 was elected as the District 7 Commander at the 15th Annual Convention in Huron, Sd. It should also be noted that he held this office from 1933-1937
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Yankton hosts 18th Annual convention

Aug 3, 1936
Post #12 hosted the 18th annual convention on August 3-5 1936. Dr. I.I. Schmidt of Faulkton was the Dept. Commander
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John Chandler (Chan) Gurney Elected U.S. Senate

Jan 3, 1939
John Gurney was elected to the U.S. house of Representatives and served from Jan 3rd 1939- Jan 3rd 1951. John was also a First District Commander and a long time member of Post #12.
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Post 12 opposes European War.

May 7, 1940
John P. DePagter Adjutant sends the following letter to Congressman Francis Case. Dear Congressman Case: The Roy Anderson Post of the American Legion of Yankton, South Dakota has asked that I send the following resolution to you as an expression of the sentiments of the individual membership of this Post. "Whereas it is evident that there is a World War in the making and half of the world already engaged, and whereas it is also..
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Wm J. Flamming Elected as District 7 Commander

Aug 16, 1946
William Flamming Of Post #12 was elected as Dist. 7 Commander at the 28th Annual Convention
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Yankton holds convention

Jun 12, 1949
Yankton held the 31st Annual Department Convention From June 12 - June 14
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Yankton holds Annual Department Convention

Jun 18, 1956
Yankton hosted the 38th Annual Convention on June 18-20
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Post #12 Hosts 76th AnnualConvention

Jun 9, 1996
Yankton Post #12 hosted the 76th Annual Convention at the Yankton Inn and Convention Center on June 9th - June 11th, 1996. Dept.Commander James T. Anderson Adjutant A.W. Anderson
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PUFL Post #12 member Matt Michels elected Lt. Governor

Nov 2, 2010
Matt Michels was elected Lt. Governor with Dennis Daugaard as Governor on this date. Matt is the 38th Lt. Governor for South Dakota elected to this office.
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