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American Legion in Iowa



American Legion for God, Country & for Constitution of United States

     The American Legion was organized after the World War and is composed of men who served from the 6th of April, 1917 to November 11, 1918 and who received an honorable discharge from any branch of military service.
     A body of ex-service world war veterans were chosen as national officers and they immediately drafted a constitution and by-laws which governs the legality of the American Legion as an
organization. Soon after this, the states organized state departments and the different cities and towns through out the various states organized local Posts.
     The local Post of Kellogg was chartered trough the efforts of Ross D. Lemke in July, 1919, and was given the name of Dick Dunsbergen. After a flourishing start, the post progressed splendidly for six
years, but from 1925 until the latter part of 1929 the members failed to keep up their charter. Whereupon, seeing the need of a Post in Kellogg, E. L. Curry and B.A. Eubank succeeded in obtaining
enough members for a new charter and the Post was reorganized under the name of the Ben Morgan Post 355. There are now twenty-six members and much good has been accomplished through their efforts.
     The American Legion stands for God and country; to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America.

~source: The Kellogg Enterprise  Newspaper, Jasper Co., Iowa,  22 August 1930


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