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Post 205  Janesville, Wisconsin



CHARTER DATE: October 1, 1920

POST NAMESAKE: Richard Ellis, Member of Co. D, 28th Infantry Division, United States First Division. Was the first Janesville man to be killed in WWI.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: E. J. Sartell, Chmn., Honorary Post Commander;

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Malcom McDermot and Robert J. Cunningham, WWI. shared Post Cmdr. 1919-20; Cunningham - State Vice Cmdr. 1919-20, 1920-21, Janesville City.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: The Post #205 was chartered with (89) members and was the fourth and largest post in Rock County. Janesville is the County Seat and largest city in the county. Richard Ellis Post drew the interests of many professional and business.. Read more »

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In keeping with a long tradition, Post #205 again accepted the Elk's invitation to participate in their beautiful Flag Day Program. The four-member Legion Honor Squad with Mel Le Foll, Terry Thostenson, Norm Burns and Tom Roan carried the Post Colors. Featured speaker was Al Funk, Past State Vice Commander and Past State Chaplain and member of The Citizens Flag Alliance.. Funk centered his speech on the 1989 Supreme Court ruling that determined that U.S. Citizens could no longer protect the flag from physical desecration. He cited the Legion's formation of the Citizens Flag Alliance and it's collaboration with more.. Full story »
Twenty five members and wives enjoyed hot dogs and brats with sauerkraut grilled by 1st Vice Cmdr. Mel LeFoll, and a swell picnic luncheon coordinated by Auxiliary Unit Pres. Shannon Little. Cmdr. Susan Knudson made reservations for the pavilion at Sportsman's Park, Highway 51, North. An annual post picnic was revitalized by then Cmdr. Brad Little in 2013. Members learned something about picnic tables the hard way when Cmdr. Knudson and Past Commanders Bob Abb and Brad Little suddenly hit the deck. That happened upon the departure of the occupants on the opposite side of the table. Fortunately, bruised skin.. Full story »
The First District installed the officers for 2016-2018 at the Mukwonago Post #275 and followed with a picnic served by members of the S.A.L. Past State Commander Ted DeMichii, Sommers was the instalimg officer. Ted was State Cmdr. for 1991-92. Bill Babb is the seventh member of Janesville Post #205 to lead the First District. He follows: Robert Cunningham; John Gross; Edgar Jersild; Marvin Roth; John Dooley and Al Funk. The Post's Present Commander, Susan Knudson, was installed as Third Vice Commander for the District. Leading the First District Auxiliary officers who were installed was Penny Stuvengen, Orphordville. S.A.L. district.. Full story »