Legion, Auxiliary honors long-time members

At a joint meeting Monday evening, March 3, Albion American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 162 honored four long-time members who have served the post home for 50 years or more.

Elizabeth Hunt was honored as a 75-year member of the auxiliary. She was enrolled in the auxiliary by her mother, Helen Gilmer Arbuthnot, shortly after she was born. Her mother was a charter member of Unit 162, becoming eligible through the service of her brother, John Earl Gilmer, who was killed in action in France during World War I.

Hannie Wolf has been a member of Auxiliary Unit 162 for more than 53 years, and has served in various office, including president.

Fern Medlin became a member of Manderson Lehr Unit 162 after she and Ray Medlin Jr. were married. She met Ray shortly after his return from two years of service in the U.S. Army, where he spent 18 months in Korea.

Simon Fuehrer was honored for 50 years of dedicated service to the American Legion. He has served as County Commander more than once, and was a member of the County Veterans Service Board for many years.L. to R. - Simon Fuehrer, Liz Hunt, Fern Medlin and Hannie Wolf