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January 17, 2013 • Vol. 90, No. 1 IT’S AS EASY AS 1 2 3 !

1. Log onto wilegion.org and click on “Renew Online” 2. Enter your name and member ID number 3. Pay with MasterCard, Visa or Discover That’s it! You’re done. You will receive your new membership card in the mail. No more renewal notices. No more stamps.

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In Memoriam - Duane W. Neuman Department of Wisconsin Commander 1983-1984 Past Department Commander Duane Neuman of the Otto H. Kops Post No. 358 in Unity passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. PDC Neuman was elected Department Commander at the 65th Annual State Convention held in July, 1983 in Madison. Duane joined The American Legion in 1957 and was been active on all levels. He was a Past Post Commander, Past County Commander, Past District Commander and Past State Vice Commander. He also served on the Department Finance Committee. During those years he conducted active membership campaigns and attained over 100% in membership during his five years as Post Commander and two years as District Commander. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he

2013 WWII Tours Scheduled For June & August

The ten WWII Veterans pictured above at General Patton’s grave were part of the forty participants on the August 2012 tour.

“EVERYONE IS WELCOME on our 2013 WWII tours,” states tour hostess Vi Ranney from Yankton, SD, who just escorted her 19th WWII tour this past August. Vi would love to take you along to Paris, the Beaches of Normandy, Patton’s grave in Luxembourg, through the Battle of the Bulge area in Belgium, into Germany for a stop at the Remagen Bridge, and enjoy a Rhine River cruise before visiting Dachau and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. June and August departures are slated for 2013.

Call Vi at 605-665-3596 for more information Discounts are available for WWII Veterans

VI RANNEY Tour Escort

was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in March of 1954, having served thirteen months in the Mediterranean area. In addition to his American Legion activities, he was active in numerous community affairs including the Unity Commercial Club. Neuman owned and managed Duane’s Tech Supply, an automotive supply warehouse, serving jobbers and dealers throughout the state. Duane is survived by his wife, Dorothy, an active Auxiliary member, as well as their two sons and three daughters. Both sons and one daughter-in-law are Vietnam veterans and members of The American Legion, their daughters and one daughter-inlaw are Auxiliary members and eight

Win Free Legionwear Fashion Apparel! Legionnaires across the state can receive the latest Legion news and win free Legionwear simply by using the Online Subscription Sign-up for the Badger Legionnaire. Simply go to our website at: www.wilegion.org. On the home page under ‘Department News’ click ‘Get Your Legion News Online’. Fill out the online subscription form and you will receive e-mail alerts, Adjutant’s Notes, messages from the Department Commander, and, of course the Badger Legionnaire at your e-mail address. Each month, two e-subscription members will be randomly drawn to re-

ceive free items of Legionwear fashion apparel. Making the switch to the e-subscription service will also help the Department to save printing and postage costs! Money saved will help strengthen our much-needed Veteran’s and youth programs. Be a Winner! Go on-line and visit: www.wilegion.org. Click ‘Get Your Legion News Online’ under ‘Department News’. Enjoy the latest Legion news, save money and show your pride by wearing some new Legionwear fashion apparel!

granddaughters are Junior members. Services were held January 7, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spencer. The Department is saddened by the loss of a good friend and loyal Legionnaire. PDC Neuman was serving as the Unity Post No. 358 Commander at the time of his passing, befitting his lifetime of service to his community, state and nation.

2012-2013 FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST Join Us on Facebook and be part of the Fun! Like us on Facebook and post pictures of a Post, County or District Event and/or pictures of Department Commander Wayne Jensen from an event and be recognized at the 2013 Department Convention. A plaque of recognition will be awarded on stage as follows: • A posted photo from an event with the most ‘Likes’. • A posted photo of the Department Commander with the most ‘Likes’. Be creative and have fun! Log on to www.facebook.com and in your profile click on the box that says ‘search for people, places and things’ and type in Wisconsin American Legion. Once you are in, like the page, post your photos and let the contest begin!

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