Commander 1919 & 1921
GEORGE A GULBRANDSEN
Oct 8, 1893 Apr 19, 1948
the service on Feb 24, 1918 as a Corporal assigned to the 88th Infantry
Division and went overseas in August 1918.
He was mustered out in July 1919. Buried at the Lanesboro
CARROLL C JACOBSON
Feb 19, 1895 Oct 5, 1951
the service in February 25, 1918 and was a 2Lt with Company M, 351
Infantry Division with the Army of Occupation. He was mustered out
in 1919. Buried in Canton, SD.
Oct 1, 1894 Unknown
Entered the service May 8,
1918 and was a Sgt in the Intermediate Ordinance Depot No. 5 in Issoudun,
France. He was mustered out in 1919. No further history is available.
EDWIN B STROMME
1896 - Aug 29, 1957
Served in WW I. Buried in
Ft Snelling National Cemetery.
JOHN W HENNESSY
Dec 15, 1890 Jul 28, 1951
Served in WW I. Buried in the
Lanesboro Catholic Cemetery.
Commander 1925 & 1930
PAUL L DORN
Jan 15, 1895 Nov 7, 1976
Served in both WW I and WW II. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.
Buried at Ft Snelling National Cemetery.
Commander 1926 & 1927
MSGR LEO M DEVLIN
Oct 11, 1891 1975
Ordained a priest March 24, 1917
and served in the Winona Diocese for 58 years. Served as an Army
Chaplain during WW I and a state chaplain of the MN National Guard in
the 1930s. He was an American Legion member for 57 years and a charter
member of the Lanesboro Post. Buried in Calvary Cemetery.
E W TOLLIN
Nov 24, 1893 Nov 3, 1960
No History Available
No History Available
Apr 3, 1888 1973
in WW I. He was a 52 year member of the American
in the Lenora Cemetery with military rites by the Lanesboro American
Legion Post 40.
ROBERT W CULBERTSON
Feb 1, 1892 Mar 26, 1952
Entered the service October 29, 1917 and was a Sgt Chauffeur
1st Class with the 25th Bn Co, A.E.F. He served
at St Mihiel and Toul sectors. Was mustered out July 2, 1919.
Buried in Lanesboro.
HENRY S 'HEINIE' HOFF
Jan 20, 1894 May 29, 1991
with the 5th Field Signal Bn in February 1918 in France and
received the Purple Heart for duty in Argonne Forest. He was a charter member of the American Legion,
Disabled Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW. Buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery with military gravesite rites.
HOWARD C SHATTUCK
Sep 23, 1895 Apr 30, 1959
Served in WW I. Buried at Ft Snelling.
ARNOLD B EVENSON
Feb 19, 1890 May 31, 1937
Served in WW I
as a Private in the 38th Division of the Field Artillery
overseas. Was mustered out in January 1919. Buried in the
Bethlehem Church Cemetery.
OTTO L MOE
Aug 19, 1893 - Jun 29,1955
Served in WW I as a
Private in France. Was mustered out in July 1919. Buried at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church Cemetery. At the time of his funeral, businesses in
Lanesboro were closed for 2 hours.
A W HIGHUM
Oct 20, 1898 Unknown
A veteran of World War I.
in the American Legion as a 50 year member. The date of his death
CARL A LODAHL
Oct 30, 1888 May 29, 1962
Was in WW I and served with the 91st
Infantry Division in France and Flanders. He left the military May 1919.
Buried at the
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
ARTHUR I OLSON
Nov 29, 1898 Dec 2, 1974
Served in WW I. Buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in
Jun 2, 1893 1980
Served in WW I. Died around 1980 and is buried at the
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Commander 1941 & 1950
JOHN HOWARD 'DUFFY' LEWIS
Apr 6, 1889 May 10, 1993
Entered the service in 1917
and served as a Private in France. Was mustered out in June 3,
1919. Also served in WW II. An active member of the American
Legion and VFW. He had a
memorial service at St Patricks Catholic Church and his body was
donated to Mayo Foundation for research.
Oct 28, 1888 Jul 10, 1978
Served as a
Private, Co H, 34th Infantry, A.E.F. and arrived overseas
August 16, 1918 where he saw service in St. Mihiel and the Army of
Occupation in Germany. Was mustered out June 26, 1919. Buried in the Lanesboro
Mar 6, 1894 Dec 5, 1991
Entered the service April 9, 1918 and served
as a cook with Battery A, 12th F.A.R.D. at Camp Jackson, SC.
Was mustered out February 18, 1919. Buried at the Whalan Lutheran Church. The American Legion of Whalen
Dec 9, 1890 Nov 19, 1958
Served in WW I from 1917
to 1919. Buried in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Dec 26, 1895 Mar 15, 1966
Entered the service in May 1918 and was a Private in the Infantry.
Was mustered out in 1919. Was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Buried at the Henrytown Lutheran Church Cemetery.
EDWIN O DAVIDSON
Sep 39, 1889 Mar 2, 1959
Entered the service September 6, 1918 as a Private, Machine Gun Trng Co
at Camp Hancock, GA. His unit was scheduled to go to Germany but was
struck with a flu epidemic and the war ended before they could serve.
Was mustered out February 18, 1919. Along with being Commander of Post 40, he was
also the first Commander of Whalans Post 167. Buried in Whalan and received full military rites by both the
Whalan and Lanesboro American Legions.
Commander 1947 & 1973
ORVAL H AMDAHL
May 26, 1919 Feb 17, 2015
in the US Marine Corps on May 5, 1941 and was commissioned a 2Lt on June
13, 1942 and served in WW II. Was discharged as a Captain in 1950.
Was a member of the American Legion and a life member
Lanesboro Cemetery. Military rites by the American Legion of
Jun 9, 1916 Apr 14, 2001
US Army, World
No History Available
Commander 1949, 1974 & 1977
DONALD M THOMPSON
Aug 24, 1924 Aug 2, 1977
Served in WWII with the 3d Marine Division.
Was based in Guam and served in Iwo Jima. Buried at Elstad Church Cemetery.
Jun 28, 1916 Aug 8, 1998
Volunteered for one year of service and was inducted into the Army March
25, 1941. Served in Italy with the Prisoner of War Adminstration, Co
2613. Was discharged December 9, 1945. Buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery with
military graveside rites by the American Legion.
LEROY 'ERIC' ERICKSON
Apr 15, 1924 Apr 28, 2008
Enlisted in the
US Army Air force, December 6, 1942
where he graduated as a bombardier. Based in Italy with the 15th
Air Force, 460th Bomb Group, 760th Sqdrn. Flew 57
missions and was awarded the DFC, 7 Air medals, other citations and
theaters of operations ribbons. Was discharged in 1946.
Buried in Lanesboro
Cemetery, with military rites by the Lanesboro American Legion.
PAUL AHLERT EVENSON
May 24, 1913 Nov 15, 1999
Drafted June 1,
1942 and assigned to Army Air Corps. Went to radio school,
aerial gunnery school and was a Radio Gunner on a B-26 bomber. Then reassigned to a B-17, was credited with 51 missions in the European
Theater. He received an Air Medal with 9 clusters.
Discharged May of 1945 on the point system.
ADOLPH M HALVORSON
Feb 7, 1905 Sep 26, 1980
Served 4 ½ years in the
Army during WWII with the rank of Captain. Active in the community with the American Legion.
Buried at Ft Snelling
No History Available
1921 - Feb 7, 2009
Drafted into the Army and served from 1945 to
1946. He served in Korea with the Utility Engineers.
Discharged as a Sgt. December 25, 1946.
Buried in Lanesboro Cemetery with the
Lanesboro American Legion conducting the graveside services.
Aug 6, 1909 Aug 22, 1989
A World War II veteran.
at Lanesboro Cemetery with military rites.
Commander 1958, 1996 & 1997
Jun 24, 1925 - Jun 15, 2009
the US Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the South Pacific with the 6th
Marine Corps. Was a second lieutenant and a cook.
Discharged in 1946. Buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery, with military honors
by the Lanesboro American Legion.
Apr 18, 1927 March 10, 2002
the US Navy in December 1944 and served on Guam and aboard the destroyer
USS Perry. Discharged in February 1948. Was a member of the Amvets
and VFW. Buried at the
Riverside Cemetery, Shell Rock, IA.
FERDINE O OLSON
Oct 3, 1913 1973
Served with the Air Corps
for 5 years during WWII. Discharged in
1946. Died in 1973 while
serving as the Chaplain for the American Legion. Buried at the
Union Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery.
HIRAM NEIL REDALEN
Sep 29, 1911 Mar 25, 1971
Served in the Army from
1942 until 1946. Was active with the Legion Post 40
and was a former 1st District Vice Commander of the American
Legion. Buried at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Feb 12, 1925 Mar 24, 2010
Entered the Navy, June 22, 1943. He spent 2 years in the
South Pacific with Argus 18. Finished his duty on LST in Japan and was
discharged in April 1946. He has been
with the American Legion for 50 years and also served at Post Commander of
Post 68 in Spring Valley.
Commander 1963 & 1981
LAIRD H ADAMS
Sep 5, 1922 Mar 16, 1994
Served in the Army Air
Corps from 1942 to 1945 with duty in England, North Africa and Italy.
Active in the American Legion. Buried at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery
with full military rites.
PETER JOHN FOX
Dec 16, 1891 Jan 2, 1985
Served in the Army
Infantry during WW I. Buried in the Lanesboro
1918 - Dec 14, 1998
No History Available
Commander 1966, 1989, 1991 - 1995
Apr 5, 1930 Feb 24, 2017
Entered the Army Air Corps,
October 11, 1948 and served for three years. At the time of his
discharge President Truman extended all enlistments to 1 year so he was
discharged August 11, 1952 as a Technical Sergeant. Took over as
commander to finish his father-in-laws term when Peter Fox died.
Buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery with military honors by
Lanesboro American Legion Post No. 40
ORLANDO T JOHNSON
Sep 22, 1923 1972
Served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and saw action at Cape Gloucaster, New Guinea Pelelieu Palau Islands and Okinawa where he was
wounded and received the Purple Heart. Was active in the American Legion Post #40 and the Lanesboro VFW.
Buried at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Dec 6, 1922 Dec 5, 1994
Served in the Navy from
1943 to 1945. In addition to being the Commander of the
Lanesboro American Legion, he also served as County Commander and Area
I Vice Commander for the state. Buried
at the First Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Sep 15, 1931
in the Air Force in 1948 and served during the Korean War. Discharged from the service in 1952.
May 11, 1933 May 11, 2004
Buried in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery
Commander 1971 & 1972
Jun 30, 1922 May 14, 1998
Drafted into the Army on February 26, 1945 and served in the
Infantry, Military Police, engineers and was a Cooks Helper. He was in
the Philippines from August 1945 to February 1946. He received the Good
Conduct and Asiatic Pacific Theatre service medals. Discharged
from the service on February 23, 1946.
Jul 18, 1932
Drafted during the Korean
Conflict. After taking Basic Training
at Ft Leonard Wood, MO, he was stationed at
Camp LeLoy Johnson in New Orleans, LA. Discharged in 1955.
He is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 40.
RICHARD 'DICK' HANSON
Nov 16, 1950
Enlisted in the Marine Corps, November 1968.
Attended 1 year of school in San Diego for Radio repair.
Served in the 2nd Marine Air Wing for two years as
an Air Traffic Control Tower radio repairman. Stationed in
Cherry Point, NC, Iwakuni, Japan, and Subic Bay, Philippines
until being Honorably discharged in Treasure Island, CA in
November of 1971. He has been a member of the American
Legion Post since 1972.
DUANE 'DEWEY' HUNGERHOLT
Dec 4, 1933
Volunteered for the Army
in February 1954, took basic training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO and went to
Ft Riley, KS to cook school, after which he returned to Ft Leonard Wood.
He served as a cook another 2 years. Discharged from the Army in
1956. Is an active member
of American Legion Post 40.
24, 1948 -
Graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1970 and
received his commission as a 2d Lt from the Army ROTC program. Served with
the 4/64 Armor/3d Infantry Division in Germany from 1971 - 1974.
Commander 1980, 2003 & 2004
Aug 18, 1948
Drafted August 28, 1969 in the Army and served with the 1st
Logistics Command where he served in Qui Nhon, Viet Nam. He received
the NSDM, VSM, VCM and numerous medals, badges, campaign ribbons.
Discharged April 3, 1971.
JAMES A OSTREM
Sep 11, 1934
Enlisted in the US Air Force on December 1, 1953 with an aviation
cadet assignment. Served some twenty years in areas including
the Middle East, Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. He
flew the T-29, B-47, T-34, T-33, T-37, T-39, C-123, AND C-130. Retired April 1, 1974.
Very active in local activities and the American Legion.
Jul 25, 1954
Joined the Air Force on
January 4, 1974 and was as assistant crew chief on a C-130. He served
in Okinawa with the 18th OMS, served in Abilene, TX with the
463d OMs, and was TDY twice in Europe. Discharged September 17,
Nov 2, 1951
Served in the USAF with
the Security Service as a Morse Code Interceptor fro March 1973 to March
1977. He served in San Antonio, TX, Biloxi, MS, and Misawa, Japan.
No other history available
Jun 21, 1951 Jul 24, 1986
Served in the Marine
Corps for eight years. Buried in the Lanesboro Cemetery.
Oct 17, 1947 -
Entered the Air
Force October 10, 1965. He had basic training and tech school for law
and military police at Lakeland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. He had TDY
in Michigan, and then served in Viet Nam from November 1966 until
November 1967. He served several locations there and was awarded
the DSM. He then went to High Wycombe AFB in England until October
Oct 11, 1945 - Jun 19, 2015
Served in the US
1964 to 1968 and toured the Mediterranean on the
aircraft carrier the USS American CVA 66 during the Vietnam War.
ROBERT D NORBY
Feb 14, 1944 Dec 9, 2006
He served in the Army for two years and in the Air
Force for 25 years. Discharged as a master sergeant, he served in
Vietnam and was a flight engineer.
Buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
Sep 2, 1945
into the US Army in 1965. Stationed in Viet Nam 1966 - 1967. Recipient of 2 purple hearts. Received an Honorable
discharge in 1967.
Commander 1999 & 2000
Drafted into the Army as a Private in the
Infantry in November 1965. Graduated from Infantry Officers
Candidate School as a 2nd Lt in 1967. Served in Vietnam 1967 -
1968 as a Platoon Leader and Company Commander in the First Air
Cavalry Division. Had subsequent commands at the Company,
Battalion, and Brigade level. Awarded several medals and
commendations. Served as a helicopter pilot and staff officer in
the Pentagon. Retired at the rank of Colonel from the US
Commander 2001, 2005 &
Jan 5, 1935
in the US Army in 1957. Honorably discharged from the Army in
1963. He was originally a member of the Pine Island American
Legion and transferred to the Lanesboro American Legion in 1994.
He is presently the Gambling Manager of Post # 40.
Commander 2002, 2007 -
the US Navy in 1985. Served as an Air Traffic Controller aboard the USS
Iwo Jima and at the Naval Air Station at Norfolk, VA. Was discharged in
1984 -1987, Grenada
Commander 2011 -
Nov 16, 1964
Enlisted in the
US Air Force in 1986 as an Aircraft Mechanic (Crew
Chief) on AC 130 H/U Gunships assigned to 1st Special Operations
Command, Hurlburt Field, FL. Deployed to Panama during Operation Just Cause, Desert Shield/Strom,
Operation Deny Flight Bosnia/Kosovo, (5 tours) United Nations
Operations Mombasa Kenya, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
Participated in numerous NATO exercises in Germany, Denmark and Mali
Africa. Received several Commendation and Service Medals. Retired in 2007 as a MSgt (E7)
Commander 2015 - 2016
the US Army in 1968. Received the Bronze Star, Viet Nam Campaign
Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, and National Defense Medal. Was
discharged in 1970.
Commander 2017 - Present
Nov 11, 1953
Served in the
US Navy from 1972 - 1976, stationed in the Philippines and aboard the
USS Cleveland. Served in the Minnesota Army National Guard from 1977
until 2000 retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel