Post 385 Verona, Wisconsin

Post 385

Verona, Wisconsin

Post 385 Verona, Wisconsin

About This Post

Post Namesake
William Mason & Frank W. Lindsay
Notable Members
POST COMMANDER 1934 J.E. Lillesand 1935 M.C. Hansen 1936 John W. Batker 1937 William Kunstman, Sr. 1938 Wilson Mutchler 1939 George Sarbacker 1940 A.C. Jones 1941 C. Howard King 1942 George McKee 1943 Roy L. Burke 1944 Rowland Hughes 1945 Clarence Zurbuchen 1946 Donald Feller 1947 William Kunstman, Jr. 1948 Roy Schmidt 1949 Bert Miner 1950 Burr ... READ MORE

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HISTORY

1920

Namesake - William Mason Obituary

Nov 17, 1922
Wisconsin State Journal Friday Nov. 17, 1922 William Mason was born in Verona, WI. March 4, 1984 and died there Nov. 17, 1922. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Mason and with the exception of his time in Army service, spent all his life at Verona. On March 30, 1921, he was united in marriage to Irene Gordon. He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters Mrs. Elmer..
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Namesake - William Mason Obituary
Namesake - Frank W. Lindsay Obituary

Namesake - Frank W. Lindsay Obituary

Dec 16, 1926
Verona World War Veteran Stricken Frank Lindsey Drops Lifeless in Babershop; Village Grieves (State Journal News Service) Verona, WI - Frank Lindsay World War veteran, was found unconscious in his barbershop here this morning about 8 o'clock and died two hours late. Dr. Joseph Dean, Madison, who was called, said he believed death was caused by a broken blood vessel in the head. Lindsay, who is well known in the village, complained of a headache..
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1930

Formation Of Post 385

Nov 20, 1933
As if there were not enough social avenues at the time, on November 20, 1933 nineteen World War I veterans organized Verona's first American Legion Post, Mason-Lindsay Post 385. The post was named in honor of William Mason and Frank Lindsay. The Post was the brainchild of eleven men who met at the Verona Village Hall in September of that same year. Those men included: William Kunstman, M.C. Hanson, George McKee, John Olday, John Batker,..
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Formation Of Post 385

1960

Verona Named Hometown, USA

Verona Named Hometown, USA

Jun 9, 1966
The title was bestowed on Verona by members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division serving in Vietnam after the Verona Press printed a letter to the editor from one of its servicemen, Donald Schmidt (who was a member of our Post prior to transferring to another). Because of the free subscription sent to him (by The American Legion Auxiliary), the printing of his letter and certain nostalgic aspects his fellow servicemen saw in Schimdt's..
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Auxiliary Newly Installed Officers

Jun 20, 1969
The 1969-70 Officers of Verona American Legion Auxiliary Unit 385
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Auxiliary Newly Installed Officers

2000

Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day Observances

May 30, 2004
Each year members of American Legion Post 385 and VFW Post 8653 ban together to honor Verona's fallen heroes.
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2010

Memorial Day Observances

May 30, 2013
Joint efforts of Post 385 and VFW Post 8653 to honor our Veterans
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Memorial Day Observances