Howard J Schroeder Post 457

Howard J. Schroeder Post 457

6050 West Mequon Road

Mequon, Wisconsin  53092

 

INVITATION TO A SPECIAL MILITARY EXHIBIT

Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM

No admission fee – a free-will gift would benefit the Legion Post

Refreshments will be available

 

The exhibit is a display of an extensive private collection of a wide variety of military memorabilia covering the Civil War to the Present.  This collection is provided by Mr. Todd Boettcher, a member and officer of the Howard J. Schroeder American Legion post.  Mr. Boettcher served in the United States Army, 1966-1968.  During his time in service, he was awarded 6 military occupational specialties (MOS’s), and was assigned to the Pentagon and the Military District of Washington.

The exhibit spans a lifetime of collecting, and continues to grow!  We hope you will be able to attend, rekindle some memories, perhaps share some memories with other veterans or family, and maybe see a few things that may be new to you.  Mr. Boettcher and other members of our Legion post will be available to answer questions and share stories throughout the entire day. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

 

Over 1,000 shoulder patches (WW I to the Present)

Over 30 military uniforms (all branches), many with personal stories

Many military rifles and handguns (U.S. and Foreign)

Tables full of bayonets, swords, combat knives and other bladed knives

Numerous military manuals, other military publications

Armed Forces Radio Network (AFRN) program records

Other military-related records, CDs, DVDs and video tapes 

Flags, Guideons, and banners, photographs, presentation plaques

Decommissioned hand grenades, a Navy practice bomb

A WW I hand grenade vest, a WW II Marine backpack carried on Iwo Jima

…..and much, much more!

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We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

OZAUKEE COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 7.00p.m. @ OUR POST

HOSTING A SPECIAL GUEST

NATIONAL VICE COMMANDER JERROLD WILSON

 

Jerrold Wilson of Harrison, Ohio, a member of the Yeager Benson Memorial Post 199, joined The American Legion in 1980. He served as a post commander nine times, served as 4th District commander, Department of Ohio commander (1995-1996), alternate NEC member (1998-2000), and National Executive Committee member (2000-2002).

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. After serving in the military, he sold real estate and insurance for more than 40 years.

Active in his community, Wilson served on the Harrison Mayor’s Fund for 11 years and City of Harrison Board of Zoning and Appeals for 10 years. He was a volunteer referee for Harrison Community Basketball for over 20 years. Wilson was inducted into the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame in 2016.

He has been married to the former Jean Wright for 49 years. They have two children, Tammie Campton who is a nurse and Jerrold “Woody” Wilson who is a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army. They have seven grandchildren.

NVC WILSON WILL BE ESCORTED BY NEC BOB SHAPPELL

COME AND MEET THIS DISTINGUISHED GUEST

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NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

7:00 p.m.,WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10TH AT THE POST

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