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Legion Post marks 100th birthday, honors a World War II veteran

Tina Landauer provides some history of the American Legion during the 100th birthday party.

Sunday, March 24, was a busy day at the Albion Veterans Club.
The club hosted a noon meal that day for residents of the Norfolk Veterans Home, and also celebrated the Centennial of the National American Legion.
In addition, American Legion Post 162 of Albion hosted one of its World War II veterans, Raymond Prothman of Albion.
Prothman, now 93, served in the European Theatre during World War II from 1944 to 1946, and participated in the attack on the Seigfied Line, which was a very costly battle for American troops.
He has been an American Legion member for 46 years.
Tina Landauer, vice commander of Post 162, presented Prothman with a certificate of appreciation for his service. She also recapped some of the history of the national American Legion.
Albion’s American Legion Post was founded Aug. 1, 1920, and was named for Albion native Manderson Lehr, a World War I pilot who was killed in action in 1918 in France.

Read the complete story in the March 27 issue of the Albion News print and e-editions.