Taps 2021

Joseph C. Lafayette– June 2, 2021 – US Army – 19 year Legionnaire.

Jerry J. Wells – May 13, 2021 – US Army – Long time Legionnaire.

Donald E. Schrandt – May 8, 2021 – US Army – Long time Legionnaire.

James “Jim” Van Lone – March 26, 2021 – US Army – Long time Legionnaire.

Albert Velvikis – January 26, 2021 – US Army – Member of Post 21 for 41 Years. Past Commander, 1957

Harry Harold Rarick – February 5, 2021- USMC – Long time Legionnaire

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My Last Set of Orders

I depart on my mission. to a new place.
Where flowers grow endless, with beauty and grace.

“Now I am free!”. As I shout it aloud.
To walk in green meadows, and soar among clouds.

No misery, no pain, no sadness, and grief.
Just serenity, my angel, my father, and peace.

My final orders. “Live Forever! And inherit the land.”
Not a terrorist in sight. or unwanted sand.

Walk the roads paved in gold.swim the powder blue lakes.
No flashes from warfare.only light from his face.

There’s a time for each person to join God and explore.
Well this is my time. and nothing quite more.

As the light hits my face.I kneel down, then I sigh.
Do you love me dear Jesus? And he said”Semper Fi!”

Rhonda Newson, Militarywives.com

Painting by Jacqueline Hurley “Where The Sea Winds Blow, The Poppies Grow” Further Information

Taps 2020

Leonard P. Jagielski – January 7, 2020 – 19 Year Member of Post 21

Michael J. Duczak – January 21, 2020 – Mike was a long time member of SAL Squadron 21.  His father and sons are veterans.  He was a tireless volunteer at Post functions.

Jon G. Sutter – March 16, 1959 – March 1, 2020 –USMC – Past Commander, House Committee Chairman.  

Rudolph “Rudy” Zarletti – April 29, 2020- 20 Year Legionnaire

Patrick M. Bufton – November 9th, 2020 – An American Legion Brother from Kenosha.

Philip F. Atkinson – November 13, 2020 – 16 year Member of Post 21.

Truman “Gene” Creekmore – November 14, 2020 – USN – Long time Legionnaire

Robert M. Kelly – November 18, 2020 – USMC – Long time Legionnaire and Executive Board Member.

Thomas A. Fredericksen – Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Thomas was a member of The American Legion for 31 years, He transferred to Post 21 in 2013.

Nicholas T. Walls – December 9th, 2020 – 23 Year Member of our Post.  

Michael V Schumacher – December 31, 2020 USMC – Transferred to our Post in 2015, A Long time Legionnaire

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Taps 2019

Mike Bjorn  – May 30, 2019

Amel Bolyard -May 21, 2019 Past Commander 1992-93, 1998, 2006-07

Paul Ivey – January 07, 2019

Robert Lentz – March 26, 2019

Clark Nerdrum – March 05, 2019

Marvin L. Halvorsen – August 1, 2019 – 27 Year Member

Pentti William “Ben” Saari – October 11, 2019 – 30 Year Member

Taps 2018

Ronald M. Goergen, Sr – March 3, 2018 – Ronald was a member for 17 years.

Kenneth Donald Sorensen – November 6, 2018 – Long time Legionaire.

William Carroll – Dec. 23, 2018

Ronald Kumm – Dec. 17, 2018

Taps 2016

Carl F. Palmer – August 5, 2016 – Longtime Member

A HERO’S WELCOME

Time to come home dear brvother
   Your tour of duty through
   You’ve given as much as anyone
   Could be expected to do

You have not failed your brothers
   You clearly gave it all
   And through your selfless actions
   Others will hear the call

Just a few steps further
   The smoke will start to clear
   Others here will guide you
   You have no need of fear

So take your place of honor
   Among those who have gone before
   And know you will be remembered
   For now and evermore

                                   Robert Langley

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