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Legion Board Meeting Aug 14th 5:00 pm

Legion Floor Meeting Aug 14th 6:00 pm

(Any Legion family member may attend the floor meeting)

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THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE WHO STEPPED UP AND LENT A HAND DURING BEEF DAYS! IT WAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR YOUR LEGION!!

A message from our Chaplain:

74 years ago WWII ends on August 15th 1945 when Japan surrenders unconditionally. They would formally sign the peace agreement on Sept 2nd aboard the battleship USS Missouri. 111,606 American military personnel were killed in the Pacific Theater of Operation. The number of wounded would exceed 300,000. The break down by branch of service for those killed: Navy: 31, 157

Army Air Corps: 15, 694 Army: 41, 592 Marine/Navy Corpsmen: 23, 160. Somewhere around 15 million Americans both men and women served in the American armed forces during WW II. America owes a debt of gratitude to these service members; but also to the men and women who worked in the factories, shipyards, or flew new aircraft to bases scattered around the country. Americans too old or young contributed to the war effort by growing Victory Gardens, collecting scrape metal, saving cooking grease, old clothing, silk stockings and many other things.

The following 94 names are of men and women connected to or from Solon who served in the Armed Forces during WW II: If I have forgotten anyone or put in incorrect information please know it was NOT done intentionally.

Donald Scott, Robert Hanes, Donald Servoy, Joseph Kasper, Alfred J. Stahle, Arthur Vislisel, Car Ash,

Stanley Zenishek, Norbert Michel, Maurice Bittner, Virgil Potter, Omer Miller, Emery Gleason,

Milo Rushek, Vernon Fredrick, Kenneth Stahle, Willard Poduska, John C. Miller, Frank Wonick,

Russell Krall, DeWayne Lamansky, Charles Lundgren, Donald Novy, Robert Wilkes, Dean Lamansky,

Maurice Heinsius, Robert Crain, Floyd Looney, Francis Hennessy, Frank Plcone Sr., John Aicher,

Joseph Becicka, Clarence Meka, Cecil Meyers, Cecil Goodlove, Robert Werner, Joseph Shulista,

Paul Pavel, Bob Furmeister, Leonard Zajicek, Harold Croy, Richard Lahr, Ruben Altman, Jack Lynch,

Charles See, C. “Lefty” Doyle, Bud Kubichek, Maxwell Netolicky, John “Jack” Beranek, Floyd Brecht,

Raymond Buchmayer, Dean Moel, Joe Turkal, Donald Zeman, Roger Kroul, Dean Keith, Harold Martinek, David Mitchell,

Alfred Randall, James Wilson, W.J. “Bill” Zenishek, Roger Zeman, Victor Rozinek, Kenneth Sweet, Maynard Zeman,

Louie Villhauer, Max Miltner, Robert Hanes, George Rozinek, John Steinocher, Arnold Zajicek, Harlan Brumwell,

Donald Brannaman, Robert Burnhardt, Vearl Brumwell, Ray Brannaman, Arthur Cambridge, Ralph Stahle, Dewey Stoops,

Raymond Studt, Donald Erusha, Frank Pata Jr., Arthur McAtee, L. Mottinger Jr., Donald Northrup, Joseph Herman,

Louis Beranek, Adolf Wille, Thomas Wolfe, Frederick Bark, Gordon Zumwalt, Dale Northrup, Lester Pavel, Barbara Kunel

If you know of any living WW II vet thank them for their service and say a prayer for those who have passed on.

Doug Thompson, Chaplain


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