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Post 62  Humboldt, South Dakota



CHARTER DATE: September 6, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: William H Crippen, first soldier to lose his life in the line of duty from Humboldt.

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Charter Members Harold Bowen, Henry Butt, Alfred Eggert, Nickolas Even, Lewis Kluck, Ralph Larson, Fred Lindroth, Joe O'Dea, Joe Pek,.. Read more »

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Post 62 of Humboldt, South Dakota, is named for war hero William H Crippen, who was the first soldier to die in the line of duty from Humboldt. The following is from "The Humboldt Journal" Vol XVIII, August 26, 1921, #39 BODY OF WAR HERO LAID TO FINAL RESTING PLACE AT HUMBOLDT WITH IMPRESSIVE SERVICES William H Crippen, son of Mr & Mrs D W Crippen, was born at Bowen, Illinois, on January 28, 1888, and died on the battle line of duty on October 4, 1918. William grew to young manhood in the state of his birth and when.. Full story »
Bob Searl, a member of Post 62, becomes the first State Commander of the American Legion from Humboldt. Full story »
For many years, Post 62 occupied a large building on the north end of Humboldt. But in 1993, after deciding to sell the building, we joined with the city in the Community Hall. The local post has come a long way since its charter in September, 1919. During those early years of the Humboldt American Legion, the meetings were held at the members’ homes. In 1941, the first Legion building was acquired through the efforts.. Full story »
The Humboldt Legion led the parade on Humboldt's Fun Day in July. Shown here, Douglas Meyer and Loren Even bring the Colors down the street to begin the parade. Full story »
New officers of the William H Crippen American Legion Post 62 of Humboldt are as follows: Commander - Charles Dubbe 1st Vice Commander - Dennis Erickson 2nd Vice Commander - Douglas Meyer Adjutant & Historian - Fred Lee Finance Officer - Tom Sieverding Chaplain - Charles Beck Americanism Officer - Charles Dubbe Service Officer - Ken Struck Sergeant-At-Arms - Jerry Corey Athletic Officer - Tom Puthoff Full story »
This year we celebrate our 20th Annual Dinner Party. Full story »