Watertown American Legion Post #189 held a celebration of the 99th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion with a pork chop and swiss steak dinner at Turner Hall on Saturday evening. Guest speaker was Pastor Todd Iverson of Immanuel Lutheran Church, who is also a Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserves and a member of Post #189. Auxiliary President Mary Petrie also addressed the group.
Special honors were given to Dan Stratman, Legionnaire of the Year, Watertown Police Officer Stacy Schroeder, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Watertown Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld, FireFiighter/EMT of the Year, and Phil Paulsen, a 65 year member of Post #189Type your paragraph here.
Three Watertown WWII veterans have a total of 210 years in Watertown American Legion Post # 189, each with 70 years of continuous membership. From left is Post Commander Ron Krueger, Gordon Checki, US Navy, served on the USS Little Rock, cruised from the north Atlantic, around Cape Horn, into the Pacific and to Africa; Earl Maas, US Navy, a Seabee assigned to Manila after the reparation of the Philipines; and Bill Welsh, US Army/Air Force, Flight Engineer on B-17's and B-24's, including the Normandy invasion.Type your paragraph here.
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