Post 539 Green Bay, Wisconsin

Post 539

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Post 539 Green Bay, Wisconsin

About This Post

Post Namesake
Madelyn LaCanne Post 539 was named and dedicated to the first service woman from the Green Bay area, to die in the service of her country. She served at Ellington Air Field, Texas during World War II. She sustained a ... READ MORE
Notable Members
All the women of Post 539 are very special, unique and have been a part of notable things, but the following members went that extra step, above and beyond. Mary Ellen Baeten and Katheryn Stamp, served as Women Air Force ... READ MORE
What Makes this Post Unique
An All-Womens American Legion Post.



The Creation of an All-Women's Post

Jan 17, 1947
The Madelyn LaCanne Post #539 was organized on 14 January 1947 at the State American Legion Convention in Milwaukee, under the leadership of Carmen Barnes Skilling. Carmen attended a luncheon for women veterans. There was much interest in the Brown County area to form an all women's Legion post. Twenty-four women from the Green bay area signed a petition to start this post. A Temporary Charter was awarded on 8 February 1949 and a Permanent..
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Post Namesake, WWII

Mar 6, 1952
The All-Women's Post, 539 of the American Legion in Green Bay, Wisconsin; was named for the first woman service member from the area to die in the service of her country. Madelyn Barrette LaCanne, born 25 July 1912, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jules Barrette of Green Bay. On 31 September 1931 Madelyn married Ellsworth LaCanne. Madelyn enlisted in the US Army's, Women's Army Corps (WACs) on 5 April 1943 out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin...
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Women's Post to Be First to Sponsor American Legion Juniors Baseball Team

Jan 11, 1961
Madelyn LaCanne Post 539 assumed sponsorship of the American Legion Juniors Baseball team after it was dropped by the Sullivan-Wallen Post 11 in Green Bay. Post 539 consisted of 30 members as of this date. Through the efforts of selling tickets to the Bobcats vs. the Canadian-American Soo Indians hockey game and many spaghetti dinners the Ladies were able to supply the team with new uniforms and equipment. Driven to keep the American Legion Juniors..
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