CURRENT POST 40 COMMANDERS / PRESIDENTS

POST COMMANDER – BRIAN SOSNOSKIE

Post Commander – Brian Sosnoskie

Home Association President – Brian Sosnoskie

Honor Guard Commander -David Callahan

Auxiliary President- Kim Speer

Sons of American Legion Commander – Ed Pawluk

POST 40 HISTORY

  Brief history of Post 40

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States


In May of 1919, an announcement of the formation of a national group calling itself the American Legion was planned for Danville. On June 19, 1919, in the Grand Army of The Republic Hall, 40 World War I vets met to elect officers. A. L. Wintersteen was voted to represent them as post commander, and they officially adopted the name "Frank W. Sidler" Post 40.

First Lieutenant Franklin William Sidler was killed in action on September 13, 1918 near Saint Mihiel France. He is buried at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial Thiaucourt-Regnieville Department de Meurthe-et-Moselle Lorraine, France Plot: Section D Row 11 Grave 35

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NOTICE

AT 1800 HOURS, DAILY, A BELL WILL RING THREE TIMES IN THE

CANTEEN IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE

SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF THIS COUNTRY.

WE HONOR, AS WELL, OUR SERVICE MEMBERS WHO ARE IN

HARM'S WAY TODAY. WE ASK THAT ALL STAND REMOVE

YOUR COVER IF WEARING ONE, AND OBSERVE A MOMENT OF

SILENCE. THE BELL WILL BE RUNG ONCE TO RESUME.

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POST 40 PAST COMMANDERS

1919 A.L. WINTERSTEEN

1920 HAROLD E. FAUST

1921 EDWARD E. PRICE

1922 J. MOSTYN DAVIS

1923 VICTOR OLSON

1924 EMIL GAERTNER

1925 W.J. FAUSNAUGHT

1926 RALPH BYERLY

1927 CLYDE H. DAVIS

1928 ALFRED SINCOX

1929 WILLIAM BOEDKER

1930 WILLIAM H. DRISCOLL

1931 JAMES FOSTER

1932 WILLIAM T. DEETER

1933 WINCHESTER DEVOE

1934 HARRY F. SNYDER

1935 A.L. WINTERSTEEN

1936 LEON GALILEY

1937 DAVID NUSS

1938 RICHARD HAINES

1939 CHARLES MONG

1940 J.E. BIRD

1941 DR. R.Y. CRONE

1942 EMERSON SMITH, SR.

1943 ALLEN DEAN

1944 PAUL COLE

1945 DANIEL H. EVANS

1946 WILLIAM H. SHULTZ

1947 HARRY L. JOHNSON

1948 OLIVER N. HAAS

1949 THOMAS BEAGLE

1950 HARRY A. DAILEY

1951 GEORGE O. WAGNER

1952 EDWIN MARRALL

1953 JAMES H. WARNER

1954 ROBERT LITTLE

1955 WILLIAM LEIGHOW

1956 MURRAY C. DAVIS

1957 MELVIN KRUM

1958 CHARLES E. ELLIOTT

1959 WILLIAM PETERSON

1960 RALPH MOODIE

1961 JAMES BAYLOR

1962 ROBERT LOVE

1963 WILSON STEINMAN

1964 JOSEPH L. WHAPHAM

1965 HAROLD C. YOUNG

1966 ANTHONY MAHONEY

1967 ALTON J. KAUFFMAN

1968 EDWARD C. LEDGER

1969 RICHARD C. KESSLER

1970 ANTHONY D. KRANKOSKIE

1971 JAMES L. CURTIS

1972 HIRAM C. STABLER

1973 WILLIAM M. ROHRBACH

1974 WILLIAM Q. COPE

1975 GEORGE W. STYER

1976 JOHN L. RUDY

1977 JAMES L. HENDRICKS

1978 HAROLD A. WERTMAN

1979 ROBERT C. SNYDER

1980 FRANCIS E. HENDRICKS

1981 JAMES F. CURTIS

1982 FRANCES E. HENDRICKS

1983 JACK R. LONG

1984 CARL D. CROSSLY

1985 JOHN VANDERHOFF

1986 EDWARD ENSLIN

1987 NORMAN VOGNETZ

1988 CHARLES STINE

1989 EDWARD ENSLIN

1990 WARREN KELLEY

1991 EDWARD DALTON

1992 ROBERT WITMER

1993 WILLIAM R. ROGERS, JR.

1994 JAMES BUCKLEY

1995 DONALD G. WEST

1996 DAVID WITMER

1997 STEVE WESOLOWSKI

1998 GEORGE LEHMAN

1999 SUSAN ROGERS

2000 RICHARD VOGNETZ

2001 TIM EGAN

2002 Charles Talton

2003 Walter Hendricks

2004 Carl L. Appleman

2005 William Mc Carthy

2006 Richard Lewis

2007 Michael Hughes

2008 William Mc Carthy

2009 Clayton Temple

2010 Robert Lewis

2011 Charles Haney

2012 Dean Von Blohn

2013 Dean Von Blohn

2014 Lonnie Spicher

2015 Grant Fritz

2016 Grant Fritz

2017 Brian Sosnoskie

2018 Brian Sosnoskie