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TWO CHANCES TO WIN $500 Renew your American Legion membership now and get in on a chance to win one of two $500 cash prizes to be awarded on Veteranʼs Day, November 11th. All Legionnaires, including PUFLʼs, who renew their 2018 membership by November 11, 2017 will qualify. Log on to to renew online or contact Department headquarters at (608) 745-1090.

October 19, 2017 • Vol. 94, No. 9

Badger “For God & Country”


Official Publications of The Wisconsin American Legion Family

The mission of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin is to provide service to veterans, their families and their communities.

2017 State Legion Family Golf Outing a Success

The annual state golf scramble of the Wisconsin American Legion Family was held at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Seymour on Saturday, September 9th. Participants enjoyed a beautiful day of sunshine with temperatures in the high 60ʼs and breaking into the 70ʼs before the end of the day. Teams from every part of the state participated in a 10:00AM shotgun start and over eighty American Legion Family members enjoyed a lunch of hamburgers and bratwurst, soda, chips and cookies. Competition was intense as perennial champions from Post No. 487 of Cable attempted to hold off the team from Neillsville Post No. 73 which was determined to get their name back on the trophy. Ultimately, Neillsville was able to ward off the “Cable Guys” by posting a team score of 65 for the 18 hole competition. The Cable post then had to contend with an up-start team from host Post No. 106 of Seymour which tied them for second place with a score of 67. Neillsville Post No. 73 was led by team captain DeWayne Seelow and team members Brad Linder, Nathan Berg and James Skroch. Post No. 73ʼs team picture will go on the traveling trophy. Before the sun set plans were already in place to dethrone the champs next year when Post No. 552 in Somers hosts the event. The Cable team traveled 400 miles to be here in Seymour. Some serious conversations will have to be held this winter about their trip to Somers. I am betting they will be there. For those not golfing a special open house was held at the Seymour Community Museum, which received great reviews from those attend-

ing. Krause-Kraft-Mueller Post No. 106 of Seymour thanks everyone who participated in the event and those that helped make it a success. Remember to pencil in future Golf events - Somers Post No. 552 in 2018

and Marshfield Post No. 54 in 2019. The State Golf Scramble is always the second Saturday in September, so mark it on your calendars. PNVC Russ Hanseter, 2017 Event Chairman

1st District POW/MIA Silent March

Post No. 449 hosted the 1st District Silent March on Saturday, September 23rd. Shown here from left to right; 1st District Commander William Babb, Vice Commander Susan Knudson, Vice Commander David Latimer, Sr., Department Commander Laurel M. Clewell and 1st District Service Officer Richard Strehlow

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Veterans, their families and their communities