American Legion Post 44, Worland, WY

American Legion Post 44, Worland, WY

129 S 7th St, Worland (WY), 82401, United States

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(307) 347-4671

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Since April of 1920, Floyd Minch Post 44 of The American Legion has been serving veterans, their families and the communities of Worland and Ten Sleep in Washakie County, Wyoming. Formed by veterans of World War I who returned to and arrived at the young town on the banks of the Big Horn River, the post was named in memory of Private Floyd Minch, a young man from Missouri who had traveled west to seek his fortune and was working at the Worland Mercantile Store when he was called up to service. Floyd Minch was killed in action in France in 1918 serving with the 163rd Infantry. Post 44 honored Floyd's ultimate sacrifice by naming the Worland American Legion Post in his name. Post 44 has a history of service to veterans and to the community. The Post 44 post home building was erected in 1946 by veterans returned from World War II and the comrades from World War I. It is built around a memorial to the veterans of WWII who entered service from Washakie County and has been the center of veteran activity ever since.

As well as helping veterans obtain the federal VA benefits earned by their service, Post 44 was instrumental in establishing the Worland Volunteer Fire Department, and sponsored a Legion Baseball team that has brought home numerous state championship trophies through the years. Post 44 also operates a Support the Troops Committee, which, through community generosity, has been able to send care packages to military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of operations, other overseas troops and to sailors on ships at sea since summer of 2003. The committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Post Home to assemble and send the packages.

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Founded April 2,1920
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