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George Washington Bay View Post 180

Milwaukee WI 53207
PO Box 70695


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The Post is a
member of this organization. We
have numerous dinners and events we have
to attend in order
to maintain our
status. The dinner
are free (paid by the post); the bars and raffles are cash. We need more volunteers, but in order to get one you must attend a Post meeting. Meeting are held on the first Tuesday of the month 7 PM Contact Peter Stanich for more information:


- Pete Stanich




Legion Events 2020



George Washington Bay View Post 180
New address

PO Box 70695
Milwaukee WI 53207


Memorial Brick Inscription


Lawrence Baravetti US Army WW II

Mike and Amy Konecny

Peter J Bartzen MD Capt

Robert Schlemm

Gudbauer Alan & Ethel US Army

Connie Gudbauer

Inter Organization Council

James Baker

Betty Kettle Marie & Norbie Krawczyk

Judy Moriwaki

Milwaukee Bay View Lions Club

Lyn Graziano

Kenneth S Ricciardi USMC Vietnam

Kenneth Ricciardi

William M Schlemm USMC

Donald Schlemm

Bernard E Speranza LTJG USCG

Robert Schlemm

Greg Roth
1st Vice Commander
Phone 414-482-2256








GW Bay Vies Post 180 at Associated Bank
George Washington Bay View Post 180
at Associated Bank in St. Francis, WI November 2019


Military Items on Display at Associated Bank November 2019

In partnership with Associated Bank, George Washington Bay View Post 180 has again prepared an exhibit of US military uniforms, flags, unit patches and various military related items. The exhibit is a tribute to current and past members of the US Uniformed Services and items will be on display for the month of November 2019 at the Associated Bank Branch located at 3719 S Kinnickinnic Ave, St Francis, WI.

This is the 4th year for this exhibit and Post 180 is always looking for additional items to display that would be of interest to the general public. If you have a service dress uniform tunic or cover, ribbons or medals, military flags, unit patches, or other items that you could place on loan to Post 180, please contact Greg Roth or Bob Schlemm. Please, no weapons or ordnance items as the exhibit is in a bank. Items on loan will be returned to the lending party and the end of November. Greg Roth

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. 

In contrast to other veterans organizations, the Legion offers a number of local programs and activities to strengthen its commitment to our nation’s grass roots and the people we serve.

American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs; it continues to educate youths on the importance of sportsmanship and develops the quality of our country’s citizenship.

The Heroes to Hometowns program is the only nationwide reintegration assistance service for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, millions of dollars in donations have been given to fellow veterans and their families in times of grief, and various scholarship opportunities ensure the future success of our youth.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvements in the legislation process. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to their community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands not behind politics, but the issues and people that institute progress by focusing on veterans rights and quality of life.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.


Post 180 members attended the Military Ball fundraiser for UWM's Military Veterans Resource Center on November 8th


"Post 180 members attended the Military Ball fundraiser for UWM's Military Veterans Resource Center on November 8th.  The event gave members the opportunity to share each others company, build comradeship, while at the same time fulfilling the Legion's mission of Veterans supporting Veterans.  A great time was had by all, and attendees are already looking forward to next year!"





















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Poppy month is coming up soon. May is Poppy month. I am always looking for volunteers to distribute Poppies and collect donations. At the April General Meeting, on April 7th, I will have the Poppy supplies. This consists of Poppies, baskets, and collection containers. I will also have sign-up sheets and letters of acceptance from our local businesses. I have 12 different locations for distribution. If you have 3 or 4 hours on either Saturdays or Sundays during May, please consider volunteering for the Poppy distribution. Thank you in advance for your help.

San Countryman

3rd Vice Commander

Memorial Brick
Program Terminated

The pending sale of our Memorial Building property has resulted in the premature end to our Memorial Brick Program. No new memorial brick orders will be accepted. When the building sale was approved by the membership, the initial plan was to remove existing memorial bricks from the building vestibule and store them for potential installation at a future permanent home. Removal of bricks has taken more time than estimated (up to 1 hour for one brick), and some bricks have proved impossible to remove without demolition of the vestibule wall. With an estimated closing date for the sale of our Memorial Building set for October12th, there is not enough time to extract all bricks from the wall. Additionally, to date there has not been evident enthusiasm for acquiring another, smaller property for use as a headquarters. Members appear to be more interested in using a rental as a meeting location.

Because of these conditions it was decided that memorial bricks that can be extracted from the vestibule wall will be made available for pick up by the original sponsor. Bricks that cannot be removed from the building vestibule wall will be replicated, at the request of the original sponsor, and made available for pick up. Brick sponsors may contact me directly by phone or email to arrange for replication of a brick, and for pick up. The memorial bricks listed are available for pick up now.


Reminding us of one of the four Pillars of the American Legion Family, Veterans Helping Veterans and their Families.


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George Washington Bay View American Legion Post 180















Our Legion Post is always in need of new members.
If you have any Family members, friend, neighbors or co-workers
military veteran buddies,  who qualify for membership in
the American Legion bring them to our meetings on the
first Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.

Show them the camaraderie that exits in our Family Legion,
The services we provide and the benefits of belonging to
the American Legion Family.
There is now a whole new generation of qualifying men and women
coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as veterans
from Vietnam. Their membership and  involvement can help
them connect other veterans they know with assistance...

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American Legion
George Washington Bay View Post 180

Milwaukee WI 53207
PO Box 70695

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