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Henry M. Guttormson, Post #40

103 Elmwood, PO Box 285
Lanesboro, MN  55949
(507) 467-3440

 

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TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh -- Falls the night.

 

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

 

Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright;
God is near, do not fear -- Friend, good night.

 

Composer: Daniel Butterfield

 

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OUR LOST VETERANS

 

 

ORVAL H. AMDAHL

May 26, 1919 - Feb 17, 2015

 

  Enlisted 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.

  He was a member of the American Legion and a life member of VFW.

Post Commander 1947 & 1973

 

MAYNARD J. ASK

Feb 25, 1921 - Feb 7, 2009

 

  Served in the Army from 1945 to 1946. Served in Korea with the Utility Engineers. Discharged as a Sgt. December 25, 1946.

  He was a 60 year member of the Lanesboro American Legion and had served as Commander and Financial Officer.

Post Commander 1956

 

 

ERNEST C. BORGEN

Aug 13, 1931 - Jun 1, 2004

 

  He served in the Army Air Forces from 1951 to 1954.

  He received the Bronze Star.

 

CONRAD BREKKE

Jun 22, 1921 – May 20, 2016

 

  Served in the US Navy during World War II from 1941 - 1945 working on a repair ship in the Pacific.

 

ROGER DANIELSON

Feb 16, 1947 – May 27, 2017

  

  Served in the Minnesota Army National Guard from May 21, 1966, to Jan. 13, 1970, training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in the 1st Battalion 135th Infantry – Expert M-14 Rifle.

 

LEROY “ERIC” ERICKSON

Apr 15, 1924 – Apr 28, 2008

 

  Served in the US Army Air force, December 6, 1942 - 1946.

  Based in Italy with the 15th Air Force, 460th Bombardier Group, 760th Sqdrn.  Flew 57 missions and was awarded the DFC, 7 Air medals, other citations and theaters of operations ribbons.

Post Commander 1952

 

 

MAYNARD GILBERTSON

Jul 12, 1929 – Nov 25, 2013

 

  Served in the Korean War from 1954 - 1956.

 

 

 

 

LEWIS E HANNA

Feb 28, 1928 - Nov 16, 2014

 

  Joined the Merchant Marines at age 16 and sailed with them until joining the U.S. Army.

  Served in the US Army 1948 - 1969 serving in Germany, Vietnam, Japan and served several locations in the United States.

 

 

WILLARD 'RED' JACOBSON

May 31, 1936 - Feb 19, 2016

 

  Served in the United States Army from 1954-1957 stationed at Fort Tilden in New York City.

 

RAYMOND JOHNSON

Jul 4, 1932 - Jul 28, 2014

 

  Inducted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Served 1952-1954.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEITH KOCH

Mar 31, 1930 - Mar 8, 2013

 

  Joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953.

 

 

PHYLLIS JOANN MCCARTHY

Jan 16, 1935 - Feb 10, 2013

 

  Served in the U.S. Air Force as a WAF from 1954 to 1957 and worked as a secretary.

 

ROBERT NORBY

Feb 13, 1944 - Dec 9, 2006

 

  Served in the Army for two years and in the Air Force for 25 years. He served in Vietnam and was a flight engineer. Discharged as a master sergeant.

Post Commander 1990

 

ROBERT W NORSTAD

Oct 11, 1945 - Jun 19, 2015

 

  Served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1968 and toured the Mediterranean on the aircraft carrier the USS American CVA 66 during the Vietnam War.

 

 

HARRIS OVERLAND

Sep 18, 1923 - May 29, 2009

 

  Served in the US Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1948. Worked in the Motor Poo

 

HAROLD QUARSTAD

Sep 12, 1920 - Aug 7, 2016

 

  Entered the Army in 1942, where he served in the Pacific Theatre, stationed in the Philippines, New Guinea, and was on a ship bound for Japan when the war ended. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

 

 

 

ELDOR RAHN

Mar 15, 1921 - Feb 27, 2014

 

  Served in the US Army during World War II, first based in San Francisco as a crane operator loading ships in the harbor bound for the Pacific Theater. Later, based in Guatacanal and the Philippines.

 

CHARLES SCHWARTZ

Oct 24, 1945  - Apr 20, 1999

 

  Enlisted in the US Army June 1965. Served in Germany and Vietnam. Discharged July 1969

 

LEONARD

SEMMEN

Feb 25, 1916  - Aug 29, 1999

 

  Inducted into the US Army January 1942. Served as a Radio Operator in the European Campaigns of World War II. Received the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star. Mustered out September 1945.

 

 

RICHARD STENSGARD

Aug 27, 1927 - Feb 1, 2016

 

  He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 11, 1952, at the rank of staff sergeant.

 

CARL JOHN THOMPSON

May 6, 1929  - Aug 16, 2004

 

  Served in the Army from 1948 to 1951 as a heavy equipment operator.

 

*Handcrafted the original Commanders Log cover

 

RICHARD V THOMPSON

Jun 28, 1931 - Nov 14, 2012

 

  He served in the US Air Force from April 1951 to April 1955.

 

LOREN TUFTE

Oct 16, 1936 - Oct 8, 2017

 

   Enlisted in the US Army in 1954 and spent 3 years in Germany. Discharged 1957.

 

ALLAN VOGEN

Jun 24, 1925 - Jun 15, 2009

 

  He joined the US Marine Corps in 1943 and served in the South Pacific with the 6th Marine Corps.  He was a second lieutenant and a cook.  He was discharged in 1946.

 

Post Commander 1958, 1996 & 1997

 

 

DONALD WANGEN

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-law’s term when Peter Fox died.

Post Commander 1966, 1989,  1991 - 1995

 

 

JAMES O WANGEN

Apr 4, 1919 - Jan 7, 2017

 

 He enlisted in the US Army serving primarily in California. With papers in-hand, he was scheduled to be discharged on December 8, 1941. With the U S involvement in WWII, all discharges were cancelled and his service was extended into 1945. In June 1944 he shipped to England where he became part of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. He then served in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge, through V-E Day in May 1945. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

  

 

HOWARD M WARD

Nov 5, 1920 - Jun 21, 2004

 

  He served in the Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1945. He attended Southwest State Teachers College in San Marcos, TX, where he

qualified as a bombardier for the Air Force. 

 

 

 

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BETTY BROSE

Jun 22, 1932 –

    Sep 14, 2013

 

BEATRICE BURMEISTER

Mar 3, 1928 –

    Jun 25, 2017

 

ESTHER 'RED' DEVINE

Apr 21, 1935 –

    May 20, 2012

 

MARJORIE EIDE

Jul 29, 1931 –

    Sep 28, 2012

 

ANNA HANNA

Apr 11, 1927 -

    Feb 10, 2013

 

OLIVE HAUGEN

Sep 1, 1924 -

    Jul 6, 2015

 

VELMA HUNGERHOLT

May 8, 1935 -

    May 20, 2012

 

ALICE IVERSON

Aug 5, 1930 -

    Dec 18, 2008

 

ARDIS RAHN

 Feb 20, 1925 -

    Nov 26, 2015

 

ANNA MARIE ROCHE

May 1, 1929 -

    Jan 30, 2017

 

MARY RUEN

Sep 28, 1948 -

    Sep 28, 2015

 

ARDIS B SWINGER

Sep 24, 1924 -

    Jan 31, 2013

 

AMY THOEN

May 1, 1917 -

    Jan 31, 2016

 

CAROL TUFTE

Nov 7, 1940 -

    Nov 13, 2014

 

IRMA WANGEN

Jun 12, 1930 -

    Jan 7, 2017

 

 

 

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LOST SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS

 

RICK DOLLAR

Jan 29, 1961 –

    Nov 6, 2016

 

LYNN I IVERSON

Feb 5, 1925 –

    Jun 1, 2008

 

JOEY LAUMB

Nov 22, 1982 -

    Apr 19, 2008

 

BRENT TUFTE

Feb 12, 1965 –

    Oct 29, 2006

 

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American Legion Post #40

Henry M. Guttormson

103 Elmwood, PO Box 285
Lanesboro, MN  55949
(507) 467-3440

 

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