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Post 268  Virgil, South Dakota



CHARTER DATE: March 18, 1946

POST NAMESAKE: Schmidt-Barnes

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Charter members: Cooly Taylor, Clarence Schamber, Eugene Van De Walle, Robert Walters, Hubert Maunders, Elmer LeGrand, Louis LeGrand, Ralph Gooding,.. Read more »

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Erwin Schmidt Virgil, South Dakota Beadle County June 18, 1918 – July 27, 1944 Killed in Action in France Erwin Schmidt was born June 18, 1918, near Alpena, South Dakota, to Jacob and Emma Schmidt. The family later moved to Virgil. After Erwin graduated from Virgil High School in 1935, he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad before he entered the service. Drafted into the Army in March of 1942, Erwin entered active service at Fort.. Full story »
In Memory of U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant William Harold Barnes Virgil, South Dakota Beadle County May 5, 1920 – September 6, 1945 Killed in a Plane Crash in Bavaria, Germany William Harold Barnes was born on May 5, 1920, at Virgil, Beadle County, South Dakota, to David and Inger Barnes. He had two sisters: Dolores and Carol. William “Buster” Barnes was raised and educated in the Virgil community. After high school, he attended Huron.. Full story »
Gunner Baatrup was elected State Commander at the Convention. Full story »
Plainsman Thursday, August 24, 2006 p6 Homecoming held for new State Commander BY PLAINSMAN STAFF The homecoming for South Dakota American Legion State Commander Gunner Baatrup, hosted by Schmidt-Barnes American Legion Post No. 268 of Virgil, was held on Aug. 19 with more than 200 attending. Legionnaires, auxiliary and SAL members from across the state, along with the local Virgil populace, joined forces to participate in the celebration. The event was held at the Legion.. Full story »
Beadle County post met at Virgil for a meeting. Beadle County Commander Robert "Bob" Brodkorb of Wolsey was the main speaker conducting the meeting. The post had recently been painted. Full story »
Schmidt-Barnes American Legion Post Virgil, South Dakota The American Legion Post Number 268 in Virgil, South Dakota is call the Schmidt-Barnes post named after two local young men who volunteered for active duty during the Second World War. This post is located in a small town 15 miles southwest of Huron, SD. At one time the town was progressive with grain elevators, cattle stock yards, lumber yard, bank and grade and high schools. Today less than twenty people live in Virgil. The formation of the post was on March 18, 1946. The fifteen charter members were Archie Denison, Ralph C.. Full story »