Post 348 DeForest , Wisconsin

Post 348

DeForest , Wisconsin

Post 348 DeForest , Wisconsin

About This Post

Post Namesake

Olson-Grinde Post 348 was originally chartered  on August 12 1921 as Edward Olson Post 348.  On May 8, 1948 it was chartered as Olson-Grinde Post 348, in time for the re-burial of T/Sgt John Henry Grinde from overseas in 1949, ... READ MORE




Application for Post of The American Legion filedOn

Aug 12, 1921

On August 12, 1921, fifteen World War veterans from the DeForest and Morrisonville Wisconsin area filed an application for a post in DeForest Wisconsin to be knows as the Edward Olson Post 348, after DeForest's first casulty during the war.  The fifteen names listed in order that they appear on the application are: Everett C. Gerry, Alfred S. Nordness, Joseph I. Bosben, Lester H. Nicolls, Adolph J. Tenjum, Christian A. Slindee, Nels Peterson, James Tompson,..

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Post Application for Permanent Charter

Apr 7, 1948

On April 7, 1948, the Edward Olson Post 348 filed an application for a charter in the name of Olson-Grinde Post 348 in DeForest, Wisconsin.  The following post officers were listed on the application: Wayne G. Russell - Commander, Anders Roisem - Vice Commander, Carl J. Nordahl - Adjutant, Alfred P. Wenger - Finance Officer, Alfred L. F. Anderson - Chaplain, Willard Moran - Sergeant-at-Arms, Earl A. Larson - Historian, and John M. Grinde -..

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Application for Squadron Charter

Feb 1968

In February 1968, seventeen men received approval of the Olson-Grinde Post 348, DeForest Wisconsin to apply for a Sons of tThe American Legion Squadron Charter.  Post Commander John E. Brickwell signed the application.  It was received at Department of Wisconsin Headquarters on February 14, 1968.  Department Commander Martin T. Jansen endorsed it on March 1, 1968.  National Adjutant William F. Hauck endorsed it back to the Department of Wisconsin on March 6, 1968.

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