Local 139 District A Manager Greg West and American Legion Post 139 Commander Mike Burt presented Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin with donation checks.
Using a wheelchair and crutches to maneuver and to stand, retired Local 139 member Gary Wetzel helped dedicate a “transition wall” that memorializes all veterans while inspiring service to country.
Local 139 raised $9,365 for Hogs for Heroes, nearly a 25 percent increase from the amount raised during the 2016 golf outing.
James Peterson Veterans Village has been a big volunteer effort started by Jeff Agustin of the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. The project was years in the making.” The grid of 120 foundational piers was described as the “ultrasound image” for, what would eventually be, the birth a profound concept providing housing for local homeless veterans.
Members who register on the Local 139 website via the Member Portal as honorably discharged from the US Armed services shall receive this hard hat sticker! Those who have registered already shall also receive one!
Because of the close relationship we have forged with the American Legion and Wisconsin State Adjutant David Kurtz, along with the large number of veterans that we already have in our ranks, we were very proud to apply and be accepted as the very first union American Legion post in the Country.