About Us


HISTORY:
Chartered in 1921, American Legion Post 336 was named in honor of two young Onalaska men who died in world War I. The two men were Otto W. Struck and August B. Klandrud.

Otto W. Struck, born in 1888 and went overseas in September 1918 at the age of 30. On his way overseas he was taken ill and passed away with influenza. That same month, his remains were brought back to Onalaska from England. His remains were buried in the Onalaska cemetery with full military honors.

August B. Klandrud died in France at the age of 26 on October 10, 1918. Upon his death, the chaplain wrote his mother saying, "He received the best possible medical attention. We did what we could to honor his memory. His grave is well cared for."

The first Commander of Post 336 was Edward G. Showers.


CHARTER MEMBERS:
W. Aiken L. J. Adams Rex McNeill
E. G. Showers George Renstrom William Otto
Fred Christopherson Vern Dale Odin Klandrud
Plymouth Fjelstad H. A. McNutt H. O. Foss
Earl Page Royce Phillips Leonard J. Sagen


MEETINGS:
General membership meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7pm.
Executive Committee meetings are held prior to the general membership meetings at 6pm.
House Committee meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Building Committee meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm.


POST 336 EVENTS:
  • Big Al's Chicken and Dumplings 1st Wednesday of each month. September thru May
  • Fish Fry 2nd Friday of each month. May thru September
  • Smelt Fry the 4th Friday in February
  • SAL Breakfast the 3rd Sunday of the month May thru September and Father's Day Sunday
  • Award and Recognition night in April
  • Onalaska Community Days hosted by The American Legion Family, 4th. weekend of August. Friday and Saturday
  • Memorial Day Parade and Program 9am Memorial Day
  • Honor Squad ceremony at Veteran's funerals
  • Badger State Boys
  • Badger State Girls
  • Kids Christmas Party
  • Kids Halloween Party
  • Kids Easter Egg Hunt
  • Annual Picnic
  • Scholarship Programs

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