American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447
Division #4    District # 17
Mt. Pulaski, Il.  62548
(217)  792 - 5219 (please wait to leave message)

History of Post 447 (est. Jan. 12, 1920)

Lincoln Daily News On-Line: December 14, 2010 Celebration

History of USA American Legion (est. Sept., 1919)

"Remember Me"

Hall Rental Information          2016 - 17  Officer's Page          American Legion Forms

      This Mt. Pulaski Township High School WWII USA Military Service Board was constructed by Herbert Stivers (Industrial Arts Teacher), and the letter printing was expertly done by graduating senior, Paul Fuhrer (class of 1944).  One glaring mistake:  the board says “Men” when it should say “Men & Women” - the very first name being that of Pauline E. Bender, who served as a US Army Nurse during WWII.  Also, Norma Gulso Miller and Katherine L. Allspach need to be placed on this board and perhaps others.   Over the years, several names have fallen off – those of Julian T. Sams, Clarence Frazier, Emmett Shellhammer, Everett Maxheimer, etc. 


       Note that the board has numbers to the right of each name which indicate the graduation year.  Also note that several students did not complete graduation but nevertheless served our country.  Thus, graduation was not a requirement to be placed on this board – only MPTHS attendance and service in WWII.  For example, Vernon Voelker turned 18 during his senior year, having missed a year of school due to a child-hood illness.  Unfortunately, Vernon was yanked out of school by our Logan County Draft Board, much to the chagrin and protest by MPTHS Principal, Lloyd Hargis.   Finally, stars indicate the KIA’s, some of which have fallen off.

NOTE:  This WWII Honor Roll board was prominently on display in the old MPTHS gym entrance for many years.  It is now in storage, waiting for someone (s) to renovate, up-date and display once again.



American Legion Department of IL Home Page

25 Aug., 2016 VAC office at the Logan County Courthouse
The VAC office at the Logan County Courthouse will begin holding regular hours on September 7. 
Initially the office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments can be scheduled
by calling (217) 732-8388
.  Benedict will be able to assist veterans with filing VA compensation
claims, conduct outreach programs, and offer additional services.

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2 Mar., 2016 LDN: City of Mount Pulaski endorses
Veterans Assistance Commission

Vietnam War casualties listed by Home of Record

Comprehensive Index of Vietnam War

2010 American Legion Post 447 Scholarship Winner - Erich Maxheimer
Officers:  Mike Richner (SAL Squadron 447 Commander), Jo Ellen Maske (Aux Unit President), Phil Bertoni
 (American Legion Post 447 Commander), Wally Kautz (American Legion Post 447 Adjutant)

Erich with Grandfather & American Legion Post 447 Veteran Earl Maxheimer & parents:  Mike & Suzie Maxheimer

Phil Bertoni Congratulating Grandpa Earl and Erich - Earl with grandson Erich

Nov 16 Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary "Home for the Holidays"
Maj. Stan Manes, USA National Guard - Featured Speaker

Aug 18  USAF Airman Adam Volle Presents Mt. Pulaski American Legion with his
B-1 Bomber Flag and Squadron Citation

WWII Veterans FREE Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

new WWII Honor flight application


 Memorial Day Celebrations

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2017

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2016
  LDN Slide Show <-- click here

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2015
LDN: Mount Pulaski remembers
LDN: MP Cemetery Slide Show
LDN: MP Steenbergen Cemetery Service
LDN Slide Show: 
Steenbergen Avenue of Flags

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2014
26 May, 2014 Memorial Day Flags in Mount Pulaski

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2013

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2012

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2011

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2010
Lincoln Daily News On-Line:  page 1
Lincoln Daily News On-Line:  page 2

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2009

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2008

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2007

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2006

Col. Waldo E. Bertoni's Address

Col. Bertoni's Bio.

Photos from Monday's Memorial Day Ceremonies

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2005

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2004

Lt. Col. Steven Holmes' Address

Lt. Col. Holmes' Bio.

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2003

Memorial Day Tribute to Vonderleith Veterans

Pearl Harbor Photos
[recently found and developed]

Mt. Pulaski American Legion Celebrated USA American Legion's
 90th Birthday: 1919 - 2009  
Next Year (2010) will be Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447's 90th Birthday

 Fred Stahl is Awarded his 60th year Certificate for Continuous
American Legion Membership

WWII Baseball All-Veteran Team

new Vet groups: Definition of combat is outdated

Care costs rise as veteran population declines

Legislation Allows Veterans to Salute the Flag Out of Uniform

One of last 2 WWI vets in US dies

American Legion Department of Illinois

Premier Boy's State

Request Military Records

American Legion Department of IL Home Page

Mount Pulaski American Legion - Current Events

Let's Say Thanks to Our Soldiers Overseas!

Find your loved one(s) on the Virtual Wall - write your remembrances...

U.S.A. and Coalition Casualties in Iraq & Afghanistan War

Family & Friends in the Armed Forces

Area Guardsmen Headed to Iraq      -      GI & his Lawn in Iraq

Apr 8 Eric Cowan Reports in with a Photo on the Flight Deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln