American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447

(est. Jan. 12, 1920)
Division #4    District # 17
Mt. Pulaski, Il.  62548
(217)  792 - 5219 (please wait to leave message)

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      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.


Vietnam War casualties listed by Home of Record


Comprehensive Index of Vietnam War

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



 Memorial Day Celebrations

Steenbergen Cemetery Memorial Day 2020, Mt. Pulaski, IL. <-- YouTube

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2020

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2019
  Mt. Pulaski Cemetery
                         Mt. Pulaski Steenbergen Cemetery

Mt. Pulaski Memorial Day 2018


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
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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]

2010 was Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447's 90th Birthday

WWII Baseball All-Veteran Team


Legislation Allows Veterans to Salute the Flag Out of Uniform

One of last 2 WWI vets in US dies


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