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Legionnaires have a long history in Col. County

The American Legion and Auxiliary are actively involved in community service


April 11, 2019

Michele Smith

The American Legion Veteran's Memorial is adjacent to the Home Street Bank on E. Main St.

DAYTON—The Frank E. Bauers American Legion Post No. 42 was organized in 1919, which was the same year the national organization was chartered and incorporated by Congress, according to Carla Rowe who has written a history of the Dayton organization based on the material published in various issues of the Columbia County Dispatch.

She writes, "The Post is named after Frank Ernest Bauers, of Company M, 361st Infantry, ninety-first Division, wounded October 2, 1918 in the battle of Argonne in France. He died October 11, 1918."

According to Rowe's research, the local American Legion got its...

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