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August 1

COME CELEBRATE 100 YEARS WITH

THE AMERICAN LEGION OLESON-HALWEG POST 125

AUGUST 1, 2019 5-7 PM KISSINGER GYM

FREE HOTDOG/CHILI DOG, CHIPS, BEANS, ICE CREAM & REFRESHMENTS

BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

WE WANT TO THANK THE COMMUNITY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Legion Wall Painting


Karol Holton truly appreciates the American Legion, and what it stands for. In January of 2014 she started a labor of love, a mural for the Merrill, Iowa, OLESON-HALWEG POST 125.

Arlington Cemetery was the original idea for a patriotic mural she would create. The wreathes alone on the tombstones in the Arlington panel took 2 days to create, with each needle on each wreath consisting of one brush stroke. And each brush stroke being one of 11 different shades of green.

The mural also includes the famous image of the raising of Old Glory at Iwo Jima, which she found "stressful, and hard to finish". Next a pigtailed girl saluting an unnamed tombstone adorned with caps representing four branches of the military and jet fighters in missing man formation overhead. Finally, Lady Liberty, the artist's favorite, especially with the addition of glitter glue. The all acrylic work of art took 144 hours to complete and resides in the Legion Meeting Room at Kissinger Center, 608 Main St., Merrill Iowa.
Holton studied art for two weeks in high school.


 


 



Wooden Legion Flag

Community helps Vets visit D.C.

Vets send vets to DC
The Oleson-Halweg Post 125 "Rock 4 Vets" fund-raiser event nets $5,000 to benefit Midwest veterans.

Midwest Honor Flight Founder Aaron VanBeek (red shirt) accepts $4500.00 check from Doug Prewitt Oleson-Halweg Post 125 Commander. Photo includes DeWayne Juelfs Post treasurer, Prewitt, VanBeek, Mike King (Holding $500 donation from Post 125 to Iowa Rock and Roll Assn.), Bruce Norgaard, and Rich Husman, Post Chaplain. The $4500.00 donation will send at least 6 Vets Midwest Vets to DC this year.



Located in the lower level of Kissinger

Olson-Halweg American Legion Post 125


" ***** " DENOTES FLAG HAS BEEN RETIRED AND ARE "ON PERMANENT DISPLAY IN “THE HALL OF VALOR” INSIDE THE KISSINGER COMMUNITY CENTER, MERRILL IOWA.

EUGENE ADAMSON-----------WW II

SWAN ANDERSON---SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR*****

MELVIN AHRENDSEN--------WW II

LEONARD ALBRIGHT--------WW II

KENNETH ANDERSON -------WW I

O. PALMER ANDERSON------WW I

ROLAND ANDERSON---------WW I

WAYNE ANDERSEN-----------KOREA

DOUGLAS BAKER-------------WW II

FRANCIS BAKER--------------WW II

ROBERT BAKER---------------WW II

MARLIN BALDWIN------------KOREA

MARY HILES BARRY -------- USAF

HERSHEL BERNER------------WW II

FRANK BETSWORTH---------WW II

MAURICE BETSWORTH-----WW II

LARRY BLACKMORE--------VIETNAM*****

MILTON BLECKER------------WW I*****

FRED (PETE) BOCK-----------WW II

DONALD W. BOEHM---------KOREA

GEORGE BOGENRIEF--------WW I

BENJAMIN BOGNER----------WW II----KOREA

HERMAN BOGNER------------WW II

JOHN BRAMBLE---------------WW II

LOREN BRANUM--------------WW II ----KOREA

CLARENCE BRISTOW--------WW I*****

GORDON R. BRODIE----------WW II

DONALD BROWN--------------WW II

FLOYD BROWN----------------WW II

NELSON BROWN--------------WW I

HARRY BRUNKHORST------WW II

ARNOLD BRUNSTEDT ------WW II

CASPER BRUNSTEDT--------WW II

JOHN BUNNING----------------WW II

CHARLES CARPENTER------WW I*****

PAUL CLAREY------------------KOREA

RAYMOND CLAREY----------1955-1959

RICHARD CLAREY------------KOREA

ARMOND COTE----------------WW II

ROBERT CROWE---------------WW II

RUSS DANIEL-------------------KOREA

LEONARD DANIELS JR.------VIETNAM

ALBERT DAVIS ----------------WW I

EARL DAVISON----------------WWI*****

EUGENE DAWDY -------------WW II

WILLIAM DELPERDANG----WW II

JOE DELUTRI -------------------KOREA

JOSEPH DELUTRI SR.---------WW I

ROBERT DEROCHER ---------WW II

DON DICKMAN ----------------WW II

MARVIN DREESZEN ---------WW II

KENNETH DRY ----------------WW II

LEONARD DRY ----------------WW II

CARL DURR --------------------WW II

MARTIN EBERLE--------------WW I

WALTER ELSKAMP-----------WW I

KENNETH EPLING-------------WW II

CHARLES N. EVES ------------WW II

DALE FISHER ------------------VIETNAM

BERNICE FOX-------------------WW II

HURLES FOX -------------------WW II

ALVIN GAGNON---------------VIETNAM

JAMES GALYEN --------------VIETNAM

KENNETH GAUMNITZ ------WWII

JOHN GENGLER--------------- KOREA

WILLIAM GEORGE----------- WW II

ALBERT GIBBS----------------WWI*****

HARRY HALWEG -------------WW I

JOHN HALWEG ----------------WW I

WAYNE HAMILTON ---------WW II

ADDIS HAMMAN--------------WW I*****

RODNEY HAMMAND --------KOREA

HARRY HAMMOND-----------WW I*****

WARREN HANSEN------------WW I

MARLIN HARMS-------------- KOREA

O.D. HARRISON----------------WWI*****

DARYL HARTMAN -----------KOREA

FLOYD HARTMAN -----------WW II

DENNIS HECHT--------------- WW I

HAROLD HECHT -------------KOREA

PETER HECHT-----------------WW I

DEAN HEMMELMAN -------KOREA

ODIE HERBST -----------------WW II

MILTON HERMAN -----------WW II

IRA E. HERZBERG------------WW I

C. LEO HODAPP----------------WW I*****

ALBERT HOFFMAN-----------WW II

GEORGE HOFFMAN ----------WW II

MARTIN HOFFMAN ---------WW II

THEADORE HOFFMAN------WW II

HAROLD M. HOLLINGER----KOREA ------VIETNAM

PATRICK HOLTON SR. ------VIETNAM

ALLYN HOLTZ -----------------KOREA

DALE HOLZ--------------------- KOREA

MELVIN HOLTZ ---------------VIETNAM

JOHN HURD-------------------- WW II

DONALD A. HUSMAN--------VIETNAM

MILTON IRWIN ----------------WW I

HANS P. JENSEN --------------WW I*****

HENRY JENSEN ---------------WW I

RANDALL JENSEN------------VIETNAM

LAWRENCE JESSEN ---------WW I

MERTON JESSEN------------- WW II

LEO JIVIDEN -------------------WW II

MAYNARD JOHNSON -------KOREA

MARLO JUNE ------------------KOREA

MARVIN JUZEK ---------------KOREA

RICHARD O. KALAS----------KOREA

CHARLES KALE---------------WW I---WWII*****

CLARENCE KALE-------------WW I*****

JOHN A KALE -----------------WW I

JOHN PAT KALE--------------KOREA

DICK KARR --------------------WW II

JAMES KASS ------------------WW II

DONALD KOVARNA --------WW II

HOWARD KOVARNA -------WW II

STEVE KOWALKE -----------VIETNAM

JAMES KUEHN ----------------VIETNAM

ALFRED LABAHN ------------WW I

EDWIN LABAHN--------------WW I

RICHARD LABAHN ----------WW II

WALTER LABAHN------------WW I*****

CHESTER LAHRS -------------1946-1947

ELDON LAKE ------------------WW I

RUTH MARBACH LAMOUREUX ---WW II

WILLIAM LAMOUREUX --------------WW II

ERVIN LANGEL----------------KOREA

SALOME LAUCK---------------WW I*****

CASEY LAWRENCE ----------WW II

CLIFFORD LEHMANN -------1958-1960

LELAND LEMKE --------------KOREA

LOUIS LEMKE -----------------WW I

FRANK LILLY------------------KOREA

CLINTON LINDSEY ----------KOREA

DUANE LINDSEY-------------WW II------ KOREA

RANDALL LINDSEY-------- VIETNAM

ALEAS LUCKEN --------------WW I

MARQUETTE LUCEY--------WWI*****

FRITZ LUKSAN ---------------WW II

RAY LUSCHEN ---------------WW II

GEORGE MADISON ---------KOREA

ED MARIENAU ---------------KOREA

FRANK MARIENAU ---------1957-1959

ALBERT MART ---------------WW I

FRANK MATTAS -------------WW I

LESLIE MATTAS--------------WW II

DOUGLAS MERTES ---------VIETNAM

JOHN C. MERTES -------------WW II

FRANK MICHALOSKY------WW II

ALFRED MILLER -------------WW I

JAMES MILLER----------------WWI*****

LARRY MILLER---------------VIETNAM

WALTER MILLER--------------WW I*****

WILBER MILLER -------------WW II

DONALD MINICK ------------KOREA

HENRY MOHNING------------KOREA

DONALD MOIR ----------------KOREA

CLARENCE MORRIS ---------WW I

ROBERT MROZKOWSKI ----WW II----- KOREA

RONALD C. MUSTAPHA ----KOREA

MARVIN O. NELSON ---------WW I

CARL NIELSON ----------------WW I

DALE NIELSON ----------------WW II

BRUCE WALTER NIGG ------WW II

WALTER ANTON NIGG ------WW I

RAY NIPP -------------------------KOREA

TOM NIPP-------------------------VIETNAM

GILBERT NORE -----------------WW II

HERMAN OETKEN -------------WW II

JOHN OHLRICH -----------------WW I

LEONARD OELSON ------------WW I

OLE OLSON ----------------------WW I

WILLIAM O’MALLEY ---------WW II -----KOREA

H. R. OVERSKI ------------------WW I

JOHN PADOMEK----------------KOREA*****

R.W. PAULIN -------------------KOREA

GEORGE PECH ----------------WW I

DALE PEDERSON -------------WW II

ALEX PELELO------------------WW II

ROBERT PETERSEN ----------WW II

R. L. PETERSON ---------------VIETNAM

ARTHUR PHILIPS -------------WW I

LOWELL PHILIPS--------------WW II

JAMES PHILLIPS---------------VIETNAM

JAMES F. PICK------------------WW II

ELMER PLUEGER -------------WW II

HARRY J. RATH----------------WW II

WILLIAM REDDING----------WWII*****

GERALD REES------------------KOREA

DON REILLY--------------------WW II

TOM REILLY --------------------WW II

WILLIAM RE MAR -------------WW II

WENDEL RHODES ------------WW II

RODNEY ROBERTSON -------VIETNAM

GEORGE ROSENOW ----------WW II

WILLIAM ROSENOW ---------WW II

ROGER ROTHWELL-----------VIETNAM

ALLEN RUEDY------------------WW II

DAVID P. RUSH ----------------VIETNAM

PHILLIP RUSH ------------------WW II

JOHN RYAN ---------------------WW I

EVERETT SAMS ----------------WW II

TED SCHIEFEN ------------------WW II

IRWIN SCHINDEL --------------WW I

RALPH SCHINDEL-------------WW I

OSCAR SCHMID ---------------WW II

MAYNARD SCHOEN ---------VIETNAM

LESTER SCHULTZ ------------KOREA

DOWAYNE SCHULZ----------KOREA

LEONARD SCHULZ---------- WW II

LUVERNE SCHULZ ----------WW I

E.L. SCOTT----------------------WW II

LEO SCOTT --------------------WW I

JOHN SENCEN BAUGH ----VIETNAM

CLEM SINGER ----------------WW I

RAY SINGER ------------------WW I

EARL SORGDRAGER SR.--WW II

EDWIN STANGE-------------WW II

JOHN STANGE---------------WW I

EDWARD STEPHENS-------WW II

DR. LYLE STRIBLEY ------WW I

DAVE STRUB----------------VIETNAM

NEAL STRUB ----------------WW II

ROBERT STRUB ------------WW II

ARNOLD SUSEMIHL-------KOREA

JAMES SWISHER-----------WW I

JOHN SWISHER-------------WW I

ELMER TAPPER-------------WW II

DONALD TAYLOR----------WW II

ERROL THOMPSON --------VIETNAM

EVERETT THOMPSON-----WW II

JOHN THOMPSON ----------WW II ---KOREA ---VIETNAM

RONALD THOMPSON -----WW II

DR. HAROLD TODD --------WW II

GEORGE TROMETER ------WW II

ROBERT TROMETER ------KOREA

CHARLES TURGEON-------VIETNAM*****

MERLIN UTESCH-----------WW II

MARVIN VANDERHAM ---KOREA

PAUL VANDER HAMM-----WW II*****

C. J. VANDERLOO ----------WW I

ELMER VANDERPLAS ----WW II

VIRGIL VARENHORST---VIETNAM

ROBERT VONDRAK-------WW II

NORMAN VONHAGEL----WW II

PETER VONHAGEL--------WW I

ARTHUR VORNBROCK ---WW II

CARL WACHTER------------WW II

DOUGLAS L. WAGNER----VIETNAM

HARLAN WAGNER --------WW II

JAMES WAITE ---------------WW II

JAMES WALTERS-----------VIETNAM

WILLIAM WEBER----------- VIETNAM

RAY WIENHEIMER --------WW II

JAMES WHITE --------------KOREA

MICHAEL WHITE ----------U.S. ARMY

KENNETH WILFONG------WW II

JOSEPH WILHELMI--------WW I

JOHN WOLL-----------------WW I

LEO WOLL ------------------WW II

JERRY YOUNG -------------VIETNAM

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