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Updates on Several Articles Below

 

Next Executive Meeting - Monday February 13

 

Membership Meeting -Tuesday - February 21

6:00 pm Social - 7:00 pm Meeting

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GIRLS SOFTBALL SPONSORED BY POST 10

 

The Wisconsin American Legion has sanctioned Girls Softball and will have its first season starting this summer. Post 10 will be sponsoring a Wausau Team. Please help us get the word out to our Wausau High School softball players!

Girls OR parents interested in  the American Legion Softball program contact Tony Nardi at 715-432-6157. See flyer below for more details.

 

NO FEES TO PLAY LEGION BALL!!!

 

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Veterans Avenue of Honor

 

Registration Open Now

 "Class of 2023" 

 

Wausau American Legion Post 10 is registering the Banner recipients for the third Veterans Avenue of Honor Class -2023.  Registration is open until April to place your banner, or someone you are honoring on Grand Avenue.

Banners honoring 50 Veterans, each one of the Honoree’s story weaves into the fabric of America’s military history, encompassing their courage, sacrifice, pride and commitment to our country.

The banners will be on display from mid-May through Veterans Day – Nov 11th.  We appreciate the efforts the City of Wausau made to make the Wausau “Veterans Avenue of Honor” possible.

Now is the time to take advantage of the openings.  To get all the information needed for you to get registered, call Thom Passow at 715-571-7368 or use the link below.

Special recognition goes to The Dudley Foundation for their primary sponsorship of this project.

 

Register now... down load an application 

To obtain a Class of 2022 Registration form, click on this link to download your copy.  Then close "Word" to return to this website

/files/Veterans_Avenue_of_Honor_-_2023_Registration.docx

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Wausau Post 10 Donates To

King Veterans Home

 

George Mosher, Finance Officer, at the Wausau American Legion Post 10 delivered new clothing and mouthwash to the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI. on December 30, 2022. The Post donation for the veteran residents was accepted by Theresa Heschke at the Veterans Home. Pictured are Theresa and George.

 

 

 

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Boy Scout Troop 400

The American Legion Montgomery Plant Post 10 charters the Boy Scout Troop 400 and the Tiger Cubs Pack 400 in Wausau.  Bob Weller Commander of The Wausau American Legion Post 10 presented checks for the Troop and Pack at the Post meeting on January 17, 2023 at Bunkers Restaurant in Wausau.

 

Tim Wooldridge, Committee Chair, Scott Nest, Scout Master and Conner Matche (pictured left to right)

accepted the checks to  cover the cost of re-chartering. 

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Lani Rethaber Executive Director of Patriot K9's in Wausau and a United States Marine and National Guard Veteran spoke at the Wausau American Legion Post 10 meeting on January 17, 2023 at Bunker Restaurant in Wausau. 

Lani talked about the Service Dog Training program for Veterans and active-duty military. The canine, training and equipment are supplied free of charge to qualified Veterans.  The certified service dogs accompany the Veterans in their daily life after graduation from the 22-week training program.  

The Wausau American Legion Post 10 is a proud sponsor of the new “Paws for Patriots” partnership between Patriot K9's in Wausau and Redgranite Correctional Institution in Waushara County. This program helps train service dogs for Veterans. ………..puppies have already been placed with inmates who are raising the puppies. The puppies will stay with the inmates 24/7 for a year as they train them to eventually be placed with Veterans.

The inmates are happy to be part of the puppy training program. Patriot K9's is also happy with the program because of the results achieved and their need for puppy raisers. If you're interested in learning more about Patriot K9's, or would like to raise a puppy yourself, you can find more info at https://patriotk9s.org/ or contact them at 715-298-1373 or PK9ofWI@gmail.com.

 

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Wausau American Legion Christmas Party

The Wausau American Legion Post 10 held its annual Christmas party at Bunkers in Wausau on Saturday, January 7, 2023 and had a record in attendance.

Principal Elizabeth Channel was with the 5th, 6th and 7th grade children from the Montessori School at Horace Mann in Wausau. They sangChristmas songs at the party. They are also raising money for their February 15th trip to New York City and United Nations visit.

Isabella Parker, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 Poppy Princess was also in the group. Both Poppy Princess Isabella and Principal Channel were presented checks for their groups by Unit 10 First VP, Christine Mertes and Post 10, Trustee Ray Bender.

 

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Marathon County Sheriff’s Office

K9 Demonstration

Deputy Darrell Coleman from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office showed off his partner K9 “Thor” at the Wausau American legion Post 10 ‘s meeting on January 17, 2023 at Bunkers Restaurant in Wausau.

Thor gave a drug search demonstration and Deputy Coleman talked to the Veterans members about where they get the K9’s, the cost, training, commands, how long they work and who they get donations from to cover the cost of dog food and veterinarian services. Commander Weller presented Sheriff Billeb with a check from the Post to help with some of the cost for their K9 partners.

 

Photo left to right:

Deputy Darrell Coleman, Thor, Commander Bob Weller, Sheriff Chad Billeb

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 Holiday Meal Deliveries

 

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Sasha Everett, Mrs. Wisconsin America 2022 and 25 other volunteers helped the Wausau American Legion Post 10 deliver Christmas meals to 106 Veterans and their families. The Samuels Group volunteered again to help packaging and delivering the meals. Deb and Mark Hadley baked and donated boxes of Christmas cookies to accompany the meals and they also delivered meals with Mrs. Wisconsin America. The Veterans were wished a Merry Christmas and thanked for their service with a lot of great cards from the Boys & Girls club, Highland Community Church, Horace Mann Middle School and the Wausau American Legion Post 10 Auxiliary.

Post 10 has provided over 4,800 “Safe at home” meals for Veterans in the last three years. The meals have been prepared by Bunkers Restaurant in Wausau and delivered by both member and non-member volunteers. The Post has recently partnered with the “Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee” group to provide more meals for Veterans throughout the year.  In the last two years the Cup of Coffee group has provided over 359 meals for Veterans at Denny’s. They recently started a meal delivery program for Wausau area Veterans.

Both organizations are looking to provide more meals for Veterans. To be added to the Post 10 meal deliver list, call the reservation line at 715-509-1010 and leave a name and phone number. To be added to the Cup of Coffee list for meals at Denny’s or delivery call Don at 715-573-3208 and leave a name and phone number. Family members, friends or care takers can also make the call for Veterans to receive meals. Both organizations will share their Veteran delivery lists.  Veterans can receive meals from both which will be delivered on different days.

The meals are free for Wausau area Veterans and their family members or guests. Both organizations rely on donations from local businesses and residents to provide this service for veterans.

 

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov 11, 2022

 

Wausau area Veteran organizations gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Bunker’s Restaurant in Wausau and the public was invited.

Lt. Colonel Ralph Sliwicki, Army retired, was the emcee. Don Hildebrandt, Chaplain, of the Wausau American Legion Post 10 provided the opening prayer. The guest speakers were Mayor Katie Rosenberg, City Representative, Jill Geoffroy, Marathon County Veteran Service Officer and Phil Southworth, National Guard Captain and VFW 388 member.

The Color Guard members included the American Legion, VFW, Man of Honor and AM Vets.  The American Legion provided the Rifle Squad. The Solemn Bell tolled at 11:11 am by the VFW to commemorate the first Armistice Day ending WWI and Echo Taps was be performed by Jon Greenwood and Dale Osterbrink.

The ceremony was followed by a luncheon for members and guests.

 

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Veterans Build

Veterans helping Veterans is at the heart of the Veterans Build program.  Through this program, local veterans volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Wausau to assist area veterans in need.  American Legion Post 10 and Habitat for Humanity of Wausau partnered to provide funding and resources to help a local Veteran with repairs to his garage door.  His garage door needed major repair, but limited mobility and a fixed income prevented him from repairing the issue on his own.  His property was in violation of city ordinance and incurring fines.  The Veteran Build program coordinated the veteran volunteers to clean out his garage and prepare it for a new door.  Habitat for Humanity of Wausau provided the funds for a new garage door and its installation.  The American Legion Post #10 provided the dumpster as part of this collaboration. 

 

Habitat For Humanity Wausau & Veterans Build Volunteers & Homeowner

 

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Sons of American Legion (SAL)

The SAL members of Post 10 are important contributors to our community events as well as participants in our military tribute ceremonies.  Sons and grandsons of veterans are eligible to join the SAL.  For specific membership information and for your membership application forms please visit www.wisal.org.  

We look forward to you being a part of the American Legion!!

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2022 Gun Raffle Winners 

 

Click on 4th button to your left to view all winners

Check out who won in your area!!

Thanks to all who bought tickets to support our Veterans

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Register Now For Your 

"2023 Veterans Avenue of Honor" Banner

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Visit "What Post 10 Does for Veterans" - 2nd Button down on left

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Veterans Avenue of Honor

Class of 2022 Honorees

 

SCOTT ALWIN
ELGART BAUMANN
DAVID BAUTSCH
GUSTAVE "BUD" BAUTSCH
RAY BENDER
LAMONT BONHAM
DENNIS BORCHARDT
LEROY BRANDENBURG
MELVIN BRANDENBURG
RICHARD CHRISTMAN
JOHN CLARK
JEFFERSON "JAY" DUDLEY
LAUREN DUDLEY
RICHARD "DICK" DUDLEY
ROBERT "BOB" DUDLEY
LEONARD "BUD" ENGLERT
BRUCE FURRER
JASPER HARTINGER
ROBERT "BOB" HARTWIG 
DONALD HILDEBRANDT
MAYNARD HOLLIS
"OLE" JOHNSON
ERVIN KOLBE
EDWARD JOHN KRZMARCIK
JOHN EDWARD KRZMARCIK
MAJ CHARLES KUHNMUENCH IV
RICHARD "DICK" MAIER
RICHARD MASAR
SFC CARRIE MILKOWSKI 
GREG MILKOWSKI 
ROBERT "BOBBY" MOORE
RUSSELL "RUSS" MOORE
VERNON NAHRING
JACK OLSON
RICHARD "DICK" PERGOLSKI
JOSEPH M. PRIBANICH
JOSEPH PRIBANICH
PHILIP PUESCHNER
LANI RETHABER
HARVEY ROHLING
DOUGLAS ROSE
ROBERT SCHNEIDER
KEITH SHERFINSKI
STEVE STUDINSKI, SR.
WAYNE THOMPSON
MELVIN VAN ERT
GENERAL VANG PAO
GERALD "JERRY" VISTE
PHILLIP "PHIL" WHITMAN
JAY WUNSCH

 

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Past Veterans Avenue of Honor

Class of 2021 Honorees

JOHN ALMLIE KEN MEYER
DuWAYNE BALK PAUL MISSETT
KEVIN BALK TALBOT MONTGOMERY
DENNIS BORCHARDT FLOYD MOORE
BOB BRAINARD DONALD MOSEMAN
DEL BRANDENBURG NFHF
WILLIAM  BRESNAHAN NFHF
DUANE L. DAILEY DON PAGENKOPF
DICK DUDLEY HENRY PASSOW
JAY DUDLEY DONALD PLANT
LAUREN DUDLEY JAMES RINGLE
ROBERT DUDLEY FLOYD SLIWICKI
ROGER GREBE JACK STACKER
ROBERT HARTWIG ROGER STROMING
HARRY HEINEMANN, Jr. STEPHEN STROYNY
E.O. JOHNSON JEROME SUDUT
CLARENCE 'KRAUT' KERSEMEIER LES WEKO
JEROME KOLBECK ROBERT WELLER
WALTER KRUESEL  ALLAN  WOLDT
RICHARD MASAR SHOUA XIONG

 

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 Post 10 Vehicle Is Used for Honor Guard  & General Use

 

Our post purchased a Ram 1500 SLT Club Cab vehicle from Brickner's Wausau to transport the rifles and flags to each Military Honors ceremony performed by our Honor Guard. It will be used to pull a trailer in parades as well as transport items to various event we host.

Detailing of logos and lettering was done by FlipSide Graphics.  Additional updates and photo shots will be done with the Honor Guard in the near future.  Additional details will be in the February Monthly Update, listing the donors, plus more about the details how the truck bed will be outfitted.  All ideas are welcome.

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Help is Available to All Veterans

This can be a hard time of year in normal times.  The Veterans Crisis Line is a good number to have close by. To reach either of the sites listed below, simply click on either one of these sites to be directly connected for assistance or information.

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/index.asp

 

The American Legion has a great Buddy Check program. 

https://www.legion.org/membership/buddycheck

 

Please have safe holidays and let us look out for each other. 

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 Gift Ideas - The Legion Can Help

Give Kwik Trip Gas Cards

An easy way to get practical gifts for those that are on the move, need their car refueled, or pick up a quick bite or drink at the local Kwik Trip.  The Wausau American Legion Post 10 purchases the cards at 10% off actual cost. The Post sells them to anyone, netting the difference for fundraising or operational support.

Many of us, or those you know, already shop at Kwik Trip for gas, food, coffee and other products inside the store. You can purchase the cards and use them yourself or for gifts. Cards are $25.00 each. Your checks are made out to American Legion Post 10 and marked as gas cards. The 10% we receive from the sale of each card adds up fast.

It’s easy to get cards, just call Adjutant Dennis, at 715-574-1882 or email at adjutant@wausaupost10.com to request your cards.  Pick up arrangements are done in a safe enviroment.

It’s easy, it’s convenient, and it helps us to fulfill our motto… “Veterans still serving Veterans

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New Law Creates 988 Suicide Hotline

Press “1” after dialing "988" to be routed to the Veterans Crisis Line

Legislation designating a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law.

The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act directs the FCC to designate 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Line and allows veterans to press “1” after dialing 988 to be routed automatically to the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support.

“The whole message is ‘Be there for a veteran,’” said Dr. Bert Berger, manager of the Mental Health Division at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. “It’s really about making that connection, about being able to talk and provide support.”

BeThereWis.com provides quick and easy access to online resources and contact information. The task force is the coalition behind the website and ongoing initiatives, bringing together organizations that serve Veterans and nonprofits focused on suicide prevention.

Just click on the link below to learn more about the VA's efforts

https://www.milwaukee.va.gov/features/VA_leads_initiative_to_address_Veterans_suicide.asp

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Your Guide To Local VA Assistance

 

To find out how to apply for VA assistance, or 

to obtain local help with your application, click

on the tab to the left to be routed to knowledgeable 

support personnel right here in Marathon County

 

"Link to Marathon Co. VA Benefits Info"

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The Marathon County Veteran's killed during combat operations throughout the world are listed on this memorial.  The location of the memorial is on Tribute Golf Course, Hole #1 tee box, at 1001 Golf Club Road, Wausau, WI 54403.

There are 433 names on this wall, emblematic of the fact that ... 

        All Gave Some, But Some Gave All...  Freedom is not Free!!

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Contact Us

It's Your Choice. You Can Either:

1.  Mail your questions to:

      American Legion Post 10, Attn: Adjutant, 1001 Golf Club Road, Wausau, WI 54403

2.  E-mail us at: adjutant@wausaupost10.com

3.  Phone Us with your inquiries: 715-581-5210

4. Link to Our Facebook Page

    https://www.facebook.com/WALPost10/    

 

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ALWIN SCOTT
BAUMANN ELGART
BAUTSCH DAVID
BAUTSCH GUSTAVE "BUD"
BENDER RAY
BONHAM LAMONT
BORCHARDT DENNIS
BRANDENBURG LEROY
BRANDENBURG MELVIN
CHRISTMAN RICHARD
CLARK JOHN
DUDLEY JEFFERSON "JAY"
DUDLEY LAUREN
DUDLEY RICHARD "DICK"
DUDLEY ROBERT "BOB"
ENGLERT LEONARD "BUD"
FURRER BRUCE
HARTINGER JASPER
HARTWIG  ROBERT "BOB"
HILDEBRANDT DONALD
HOLLIS MAYNARD
JOHNSON "OLE"
KOLBE ERVIN
KRZMARCIK EDWARD JOHN
KRZMARCIK JOHN EDWARD
KUHNMUENCH IV MAJ CHARLES
MAIER RICHARD "DICK"
MASAR RICHARD
MILKOWSKI  SFC CARRIE
MILKOWSKI  GREG
MOORE ROBERT "BOBBY"
MOORE RUSSELL "RUSS"
NAHRING VERNON
OLSON JACK
PERGOLSKI RICHARD "DICK"
PRIBANICH JOSEPH M.
PRIBANICH JOSEPH
PUESCHNER PHILIP
RETHABER LANI
ROHLING HARVEY
ROSE DOUGLAS
SCHNEIDER ROBERT
SHERFINSKI KEITH
STUDINSKI, SR. STEVE
THOMPSON WAYNE
VAN ERT MELVIN
VANG PAO GENERAL
VISTE GERALD "JERRY"
WHITMAN PHILLIP "PHIL"
WUNSCH JAY

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