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Department of Minnesota, 6th District

         Frank Grittner 6th District Chaplain

18881 Boston St NW | Elk River, MN 55330

Greetings 6th District –

 

Well, we’re now coming into the busy season for The American Legion. We have the District Oratorical contest on January 14th in Little Falls, the Sweetheart Rally in Osseo on February 4, the 6th District Mid-Winter in Ironton on February 1, the 6th District Exec Board meeting in St. Augusta on February 19.  And that is just the START of all the hustle and bustle that the Legion year holds.  I hope to see many of you at as many events as you can possibly make it to.  The more people that participate, the better.  Just remember to travel safely in the heart of the Minnesota winter season.

Also, let’s all keep doing our best to help our Posts retain as many members as possible, and to recruit new members into our folds.  We need to maintain a strong Legion membership in order to make sure that Congress listens when we speak. That’s the only way we can continue to advocate for our fellow veterans.

And don’t forget to BE THE ONE!  The one that reaches out and asks, “How are you?”, or “Can I help?”, or just “Hi! It has been a while, so I thought I’d check in.”  You never know when a friendly word can bring a smile to someone’s face . . . or save a life.

Until next time, May God bless and keep us all,

Frank Grittner

 

 

Deceased Name

Age

Date of Death

Branch of Service

Era of Service

Post #

Post City

Joseph T. Korman

93

12/30/2021

Army Air Corps

WWII

350

Upsala

Brian Wensmann

56

2/18/2022

Army

Desert Storm

350

Upsala

Melvin Doll

 

6/22/2022

Army

Korea

86

Aitkin

Leroy Harren

 

7/5/2022

Army

 

350

Upsala

Frank E. Kinsley

 

7/18/2022

Air Force

 

86

Aitkin

John C. Hogan

 

8/3/2022

Air Force

Korea

86

Aitkin

William "Bill" Girvin

98

11/25/2022

Army

WWII

46

Little Falls

Frank Schiefelbein

89

11/28/2022

Air Force

Korea

261

Kimball

John C. Miller

72

12/11/2022

Navy

Vietnam

328

St Joseph

Dale C. Haus

74

12/17/2022

Army

Vietnam

328

St Joseph

Alphonse "Al" Weber

89

12/19/2022

Army

 

46

Little Falls

Elmer "Jake" Yliniemi

96

12/19/2022

Army

Korea

212

Park Rapids

John A. Ernst

86

12/21/2022

Army

Korea

112

Elk River

Thomas H. Gravelle

82

12/22/2022

National Guard

Vietnam

86

Aitkin

Thomas R. Mead

74

12/22/2022

Air Force

Vietnam

212

Park Rapids

Melroy "Mel" Holtan

90

12/31/2022

Army

Korea

212

Park Rapids

Paul A. Johnson

90

1/9/2023

Marine Corps

WWII

86

Aitkin

Herman H. Westendorf

95

     

101

Melrose

 


 

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