Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Legion News Post No. 663

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The following women from Urbandale American Legion Auxiliary attended the 6th District Conference held at Argonne Post last week: Mrs Frank Halpin, MRs George Huhule, Mrs Keith Collins, Mrs Frank Proudfit and Mrs L.H. Myers. Mrs Kuhule Past Co. President led the reading of "The Preamble."

A good attendance was noted at the regular Auxiliary meeting last Thursday night. The unit has been putting on a membership drive and several new members were present.
The unit also voted to send flowers to the home of any returned soldier at the time of the funeral. They will send to the mother of Wm. R. Shafer a marine who lost his life at Tarawa, November 20 1943. Wm. enlisted in Des Moines. His home was Cainsville, Mo, but later his mother came to Des Moines to live at 662 14th st Place. He is a brother of Junior Shafer, husband of Katerine Teas of the local unit.
When body arrives from Kansas City, Mo. the funeral services will be held at the old home in Cainsville, Mo. The American Legion in charge. His body was laid beside his father who was a world war I veteran.

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