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Post 10 Updates*

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Read About Post 10 Events Below

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Gun Raffle Sales Starts - NOW to Sept 30th

Independence Day - July 4

Executive Committee Meeting - July 8

Membership Meeting - July 16

Executive Committee Meeting - August 12

Membership Meeting - August 20

Dick Dudley Memorial Invitational - August 21

Patriot Day Awards & Golf Tournament - Sep 14

 

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Scott Alwin Memorial Service 06/26/2024

Full memorial military honors were performed at the gravesite of Scot Alwin on June 26, 2024, marking 48 years after his death. Scott Alwin is the most highly decorated combat helicopter pilot to ever fly for any country worldwide. He was killed in 1976. 

American Legion Post 10 of Wausau performed the memorial.

The following message was presented by Adjutant Dennis Borchardt:

WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY TO REMEBER THE LOSS OF A CHERISHED FAMILY MEMBER AND ALSO TO HONOR A TRUE AMERICAN HERO AND THE OUSTANDING ACHIVEMENTS OF HIS MILITARY CAREER. WE CANNOT BEGIN TO KNOW HOW MANY LIVES SCOTT SAVED AND PROTECTED DURING HIS 5 TOURS OF VIETNAM.  WE DO KNOW,   HE LOVED THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AND TRULY FELT THAT WE WERE JUSTFIED IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST THE COMMUNIST FORCES. HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND EXTRODINARY SKILL AS A HELICOPTER PILOT INSPIRED THOSE HE SERVED WITH TO BECOME BETTER AVIATORS AND CREWMEN AS WELL.

TO HIS FAMILY, HE WAS A BELOVED SON, A WONDERFUL BROTHER, A LOVING HUSBAND AND PROUD FATHER. HE WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF THEIR HEARTS AND MEMORY. THANKS TO THE DETERMNATION AND WILLPOWER OF HIS SIBLINGS, HIS LIFE AND SERVICE HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED AND VIEWED BY MANY  BY MEANS OF   “  HONOR IN THE AIR.” THIS TITLE IS SO FITTTING BECAUSE AS SCOTT ONCE TOLD HIS FATHER,   IT IS WHEN I AM FLYING THAT I FEEL MOST ALIVE.

THe FILM WILL CONTINUE TO BE SHOWN AND HIS LEGACY WILL LIVE ON!

SCOTT, YOU AE TRULY MISSED, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

 

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Wausau Memorial Day Parade

 

The Parade started at Trinity Lutheran Church on Stewart Ave. in Wausau to the Opportunity, Inc. building on River Drive. The ceremony opened by the Master of Ceremonies Retired Army Lt. Colonel Ralph Sliwicki and Guest Speaker Wausau Mayor Doug Diny and Rep Pat Snyder. The Everest and East Band performed and military recruiters helped the various Auxiliarys place the wreaths. The American Legion, Am-Vets, Man of Honor and VFW conducted a joint rifle salute. Parade Coordinator was John Pellegrino from the Wausau American Legion Post 10.

1000's Attended the Parade and Presentions 

Amercican Legion Post 10 was well represented

 

Mayor Doug Diny delivered a vivid account of solders lost in his Command

 

Rep Pat Snyder presented a truely impressive delivery about Memorial Day

The Auxiliaries from various Posts laid wreaths while accompied by military escorts

 

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Memorial Day Ceremony at Restlawn

Monday, May 27, 2024 

The ceremony was held at Restlawn Cemetery in Wausau to honor all Veterans that have served and have passed. The Wausau American Legion Post 10 Commander Tony Nardi was the Master of Ceremonies and Retired Army Colonel David Monk was the Guest Speaker. The Legion Auxiliary President, Amanda Szalewski placed the wreath. The Post 10 Color Guard performed the Rifle Salute and Echo Taps were played. Bagpiper Travis Niewolny provided patriotic tunes. The Man of Honor Society explained the meaning of the military branch flags. The Scouts of BSA Troop 400 raised the Colors. A crowd of about 400 attended the event.

Legion Leadership of the Restlawn Memorial Day Event

Commander Tony Nardi, Honor Guard Commander John P, Chaplian Don H

Crowd of approximately 400 attended the event 

Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop 400 Participated

LT Col Monk provided a true Memorial Day presentation

Legion Honor Guard with Silhouettes in background

 

 

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Patriot Day Awards & Golf Tournament

September 14, 2024

Hosted at Bunkers and Tribute Golf Course

Soon to be Released 

Nomination and Golf Registration Form

Right Here on this Website.

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2025 Veterans Avenue Of Honor Banners 

NOW AVAILABLE - CLICK ON FORM BELOW!!

Banners on Display Memorial Day to Veterans Day

The Wausau American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post 10 will be honoring Veterans again in 2025 by flying fifty banners on Grand Avenue in Wausau from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.  

Businesses are encouraged to honor and sponsor their Veteran employees for their past military service to our country. Families, friends and groups can also honor their Veterans to thank them for their service. It doesn’t matter if the Veteran has deceased or is among us today. Every honorably discharged Veteran is eligible to be honored with a banner.

The banner investment is $500 that includes detailed booklets for the Veteran and family, marketing and the actual banner for the Veteran or family after Veterans Day.

For more information or to reserve a banner call Tony Nardi at 715-297-0150. 

 Click on this link to download your 2025 Registration form

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For additional Banner Program Information Call:

Tony Nardi at 715-297-0150

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Supporting Those Who Support Us

The Wausau American Legion Post 10 provided meals including desserts for 90 Wausau area Veterans and their families on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.  These meals were packaged by the Bunkers staff with help from volunteers.  The meals are then delivered to the Veterans at their home by 25 volunteer drivers.

On this day we made a special delivery to the Wausau Fire Department Station on Thomas St.  We delivered 24 meals and desserts to them to thank them for all they do for our local veteran organizations and community. The Station participates in many of our major events throughout the year including Memorial Day at Restlawn Cemetery, Patriot Day 911 at Bunkers, the Veterans Tribute Celebration along with the Honor Flight events at Bull Falls Brewery.

Our Post has delivered over 6100 meals to Veterans and their Widows in the last four years, allowing us to thank them for their service plus provide a level of support for those in need. The Post is always looking to help more Veterans and Widows with meal deliveries. If you could use support or know of a Veteran or Widow that does, for any reason, call the Post reservation line at 715-298-1606 to be added to the meal delivery.  Please leave a name and phone number for us to contact you.

Funding from the Post and donations from local businesses and community minded individuals provide the support for this valuable service.

 

Part of the 25 Volunteer Drivers for this Event

The majority of drivers have never served in the armed forces

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Quilt of Valor Awarded to Bob Petersen

Robert Petersen was presented with a Quilt of Valor at the Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee group at their Denny’s meeting on April 24, 2024. Marsha Otto and her sister Marla Berg, volunteers with the Quilts of Valor Foundation awarded Bob with the Quilt of Valor.

Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1963. Bob became an officer in the Air Force and went through flight training for 16 months and qualified to fly F4 Phantom fighters. He was assigned to the Air Force base at Ubon, Thailand where he flew combat missions in North Vietnam and Cambodia. During this time, Bob's flight was involved in a famous mission to shoot down MIGs called Operation BOLO.  Soon after this he returned to the States and was assigned to Vance Air Force base at Enid, Oklahoma as an instructor pilot. He spent 3 years as an instructor and separated from the Air Force as a Captain in 1970.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit group of quilters from across the United States. Their mission is to cover our service members and veterans touched by war with a Quilt of Valor in hopes of offering them comfort and healing.  The group was started in 2003 and have awarded over 377,384 Quilts of Valor to deserving Veterans.

Capt. Bob Petersen receives a quilt for his service to America

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2024 Business Expo 

Post 10 participated in the 2024 Business Expo sponsored by the Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce.  The attendance was marked with interesting mascots as well as Patriot K9's, an organization supported by Post 10

 

Mike Heilmann, Post PR and Historian - Tony Nardi, Commander

Mascots of Wausau West and Wausau East

 

Patriot K9"s booth with dedicated volunteers

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The Four Chaplains Honored 

On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Mayor of Wausau Katie Rosenberg declared the first Sunday in February as Four Chaplains Sunday in the City of Wausau. The Wausau American Legion Post 10 is forever grateful and thankful for this declaration honoring the military chaplains and Veteran service organizations in the City of Wausau.

The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the Immortal Chaplains or the Dorchester Chaplains, were four chaplains who died rescuing civilian and military personnel as the American troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, in what has been referred to as the second-worst sea disaster of World War ll. More information about the Four Chaplains can be found online.

Photo left to right: Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg, Wausau American Legion Post 10 Chaplain Don Hildebrandt, 1st Vice Commander Tyler Verhassett, 2nd Vice Commander Steve Sleeter, Finance Officer George Mosher and Adjutant Dennis Borchardt.

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 "What Post 10 Does" - It's been updated

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

Or, for your printable copy, simply click on the Link below:

/files/What_the_Post_Does_2023-7-26.docx

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It's Legion Baseball Time Again

2024 Wausau Senior Legion Schedule

June

7    at Merrill                                                          8pm

8    De Pere & Holmen at Wausau                     11:30, 1:30 & 3pm

9    at Marinette  (DH)                                          noon

12  DC Everest  at Wausau                                  8pm

13  at Antigo                                                          8pm

15  at Baraboo    ( DH )                                         2:15 & 4:30

16  at Oshkosh     (DH)                                         noon

17  Marshfield at Wausau                                  7pm

18  at Stevens Point                                             8pm

22  Tomah at Wausau  (DH)                                noon

23  at Appleton  (DH)                                            noon

25  at Wisconsin Rapids                                       7pm

26  at Plover                                                           8pm

27  Merrill at Wausau                                           8pm

29-30- at Chippewa Falls Tournament              TBA

 

July

1   Antigo at Wausau                                            7pm

2   at DC Everest                                                    8pm

5-7  at Firecracker Tournament S. Point         TBA

9   Stevens Point at Wausau                               8pm

11  at Marshfield                                                   8pm

12 at Gopher Classic                                             4:30 & 7pm

13 at Gopher Classic                                              4:30

14 at Gopher Classic                                             9am & 4:30pm

15-16 possible Gopher Classic                            TBD

16- Wisconsin Rapids at Wausau                       8pm

17   Plover at Wausau                                           8pm  at Wausau West

20   at Viroqua   (DH)                                             noon

21  Bayport at Wausau  (DH)                               noon

24-27 Regional at DC Everest                              TBD

30- State Tournament starts in Wisconsin Rapids 

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Texas Roadhouse Donates Gift Cards for Veterans

The Texas Roadhouse of Rib Mountain presented $2,645 worth of gift cards to the Wausau American Legion Post 10 on Monday, January 15, 2024. This was the eighth consecutive year that they have provided Post 10 with gift cards. These cards are made possible through a Texas Roadhouse program including their amazing staff and the generosity of their guests. With this gift card program the Post is able to expand its assistance to Veterans in need.

Throughout 2023, previous cards have enabled the Post to provide many service members and their families meals.  The Post 10 Service Officer oversees the distribution of the cards to those in need.  With uncertainty of travel and health concerns, these gift cards and the Texas Roadhouse “Meals to Go” program provide an opportunity for Veterans to call ahead for meals.

The Post also provides their Honor Guard members with gift cards after they have presided at more than one military funeral rite on the same day. 

On behalf of the Post 10 members and all Veterans, we salute you!

Pictured from left to right front row: Lora Daniek and Paige Trevino Store Marketers.  

Back row, Adam Daniek Managing Partner, Dennis Borchardt Post Adjutant, George Mosher, Post Finance Officer and Post 10 Commander Tony Nardi.

Story and photo courtesy of Mike Heilmann

Post 10 Public Relations/ Historian

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2024  Avenue Of Honor Veterans Banners

NOW ON DISPLAY!!!

Banners on Display Memorial Day to Veterans Day

The Wausau American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post 10 will be honoring Veterans again this year by flying fifty banners on Grand Avenue in Wausau from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.  

Businesses are encouraged to honor and sponsor their Veteran employees for their past military service to our country. Families, friends and groups can also honor their Veterans to thank them for their service. It doesn’t matter if the Veteran has deceased or is among us today. Every honorably discharged Veteran is eligible to be honored with a banner.

The banner investment is $500 that includes detailed booklets for the Veteran and family, marketing and the actual banner for the Veteran or family after Veterans Day.

For additional information, contact Tony Nardi at 715-297-0150

 

 

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 "What Post 10 Does" - It's been updated

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

Or, for your printable copy, simply click on the Link below:

/files/What_the_Post_Does_2023-7-26.docx

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Sons of American Leion (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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Veterans Avenue of Honor

Class of 2024 Honorees

ELLIOTT   ALCANTARA
 RICARDO   ALCANTARA
 TERESE   ALCANTARA
DUSTIN   BREIRLEY
GARY   BUCHBERGER
ROBERT   BURTON
 KUE   CHANG
RICHARD   DIESTLER
DICK   DUDLEY
 JAY   DUDLEY
LAUREN   DUDLEY
 ROBERT   DUDLEY
 MARY   DUNN
 DAVID   GLEASON
 VIRGINIA   GOSCH
 GARY   HALL
HERBERT    HAYDOCK
 DENVER   HAYES
RICHARD   HILDEBRANDT
CARL   LAU
 THOMAS   LOTTER
 HENRY   MEVERDEN
 GEORGE   MOSHER
WILLIAM   NEWMAN
 ARNOLD   PUTNAM
WALTER   RIEDL
 VIVIAN   ROBERTS
 TOM   ROTTSCHEIT
KENNETH   SCHAEFER
 WILLIAM   SCHNEIDER
 FRANK   SCHOENFUSS
RODNEY   SCHUBRING
 WALLACE   SHYMANSKI 
 ARTHUR   SIEMON 
 FRED   STEINAGEL
JOHN   SUKUP
ROBERT   WUNSCH
 TODD   WUNSCH 
 
   
   

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Veterans Avenue of Honor

Class of 2023 Honorees

Steven Borchardt
Patrick Brandenburg
Richard Brown
Joshua Burton
Richard Campbell
Ray Dahlke
Andrew Dallman
Richard Dudley
Jay Dudley
Bob Dudley
Lauren Dudley
Denver Hayes
Kevin Hermening
Donald Hildebrandt
Jessica Hoerter
Jack Horak
Richard Jesse
Dick Kohlbeck
Kenneth Kohnhorst
Michael Kohnhorst
Wilbur Kohnhorst
Terry Lach
Dane Morey
Leonard Mroczenski
Never Forgotten Honor Flight
Thom Passow
Jack Peterson
Darla Porter
Clarence Radtke
David Radtke
Melvin Radtke
Norman Radtke
Virgil Radtke
Vivian Stiefvater
Albert Rowe
Jim Schaefer
John Schmitz
Gordon Schubring
Richard Schubring
Webster Schulstrom
Tyler Swanson
William Treweek
Franklin Whitmore
Lloyd Woller
Nhia Soua Xiong
Pheng Yang
Stanley Zolna
John Zriny

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Past 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. Call our Post Reservation Hot Line: 715-298-1606

5. Link to Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WALPost10/    

6: Visit Post Website: www.wausaupost10.com

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