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George Washington Bay View Post 180
2860 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Bay View, Wisconsin 53207
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Ralph Weslowski American Legion Post 180Legionnaire Ralph Wesolowski 92 years young is a World War ll Veteran of Pacific Theater. Ralph and his Army Band of Brothers experience some of the worst of the World War ll in the islands of the Pacific.

Thank you for your service Ralph. He is receiving his 70 year reward certificate of membership in the American Legion. From left to right Greg Roth P.C,. Ralph Wesolowski, Steve Wesolowski Commander Post 180 no relation and lan Nunn First Vice





We would like to Honor our membership in this display and would like any and all memebers to let us use any pictures / uniforms and small items such as Medals and other veteran related items.

There will be a table set up at our September Business Meeting.
(Sept. 6, 2016 from 1800-2000)
To receive such items all items must have yhour name and phone number attached to ensure that they will be returned to the proper owners.

You will be able to pick up your items at the December Post Business Meeting (Dec. 6, 2016 1800-2000)
Please stop in at the post to drop off / pick up your items and stay for the business meeting

Also stop in at Associated Bank to see our display!!

Questions: Contact Robert Schlemm (home: 474-423-1403)
If I am not available please leave a message.

Guest Speaker to Attend February 2nd General    Business/Membership Meeting

Dr. Margaret Holtgrieve and MPS student Julia Brunson will be guest speakers at the George Washington Bay View Post 180 February 2nd 2016 General Membership/Membership meeting. A short biography of SSGT Eugene Mlot will be presented. SSGT Mlot was a Polish/American member of the US Army and Milwaukee native killed in action during WWII. The presentation is part of the Silent Heroes Project sponsored by National History Day and the Normandy Institute. The presentation will be 15 to 20 minutes in length. The business/membership meeting begins at 7:00PM and the presentation will be the first item on the evening's agenda. (12.18.2015)

Post 180 Oratorical Contest Winner Advances

Isaac Hoeschen, a high school junior and Bay View resident, was the winner at the annual 4th District American Legion Oratorical Contest held January 14th 2017 at Greendale Post 416. Isaac advances to the Regional contest to be held in the Rodman Center at Ripon College Saturday February 11th 2017. The Regional contest begins at 10:00AM.

With a successful Regional oration, he will participate in the Finals Competition at 2:00PM at the same location. More information about the contest can be found on the Wisconsin Department website,, under Oratorical Scholarship Program.

Isaac's winning oration included Amendment 16 to the Constitution, The Power to Lay and Collect Taxes. His presentation was original, logical, and direct. Isaac is sponsored by George Washington Bay View Post 180 and was the successful contestant at our Oratorical Contest held in December 2016. All Post 180 members and guests are invited to attend the Regional Contest February 11th, 2017. Isaac will appreciate your support.

Greg Roth, PC

Oratorical Contestant Competes at Regional Event

Bay View resident Isaac Hoeschen, an American Legion High School Oratory contestant sponsored by George Washington Bay View Post 180 and a Pious High School sophomore, participated in the Regional competition on Saturday February 13th 2016. The Regional competition was held at Ripon College in Rodman Hall. Isaac faced 11 tough competitors and was not selected as a finalist for the Wisconsin Department competition. Several Post 180 members attended the competition in support of Isaac and reported that although Isaac was not selected as a finalist, he was not discouraged and plans to compete in the 2016/2017 competition. Post 180 wishes Isaac the best and looks forward to working with him in the next oratorical competition.


Four Pillars of the American Legion Family

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

 Commander Gregory Roth presents a check to Camp Hometown Heroes Representative Executive Director Deb Paschke for one thousand dollars.

Assisting him is First Vice Commander Ian Nunn and Third Vice Commander Brooke Smith, at the October 6, 2015 General Membership meeting. 


Camp HomeTown Heroes

Deb Pashke will give a presentation about Camp Hometown Heroes at 7:00PM on October 6th, 2015 at our General Membership Business Meeting.   Post 180 will is making a cash donation to this worthy organization.  This is a good opportunity to hear first hand how our Post is making a difference to veterans and their families.


Camp Home Town Heroes
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Camp HomeTown Heroes website






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Badger Boys State  is a week long summer camp for Wisconsin`s top male youth to learn more about government and it works is run. How they can  become a better leader. This is a program that is sponsored by The American Legion State wide.
A Week to change a Lifetime:
The program is designed to teach participants how the United States of America has designed the preeminent form of government and as citizens, we have no more precious possession than the Constitution. Equally important, as the future leaders in Wisconsin and beyond, participants are immersed in significant group activities assisting in the development of lifelong leadership skills.


Post 180 Membership Approves Dues Increase

Post 180 members attending the December 111 General Business/Membership meeting voted unanimously to increase annual dues to $50. Annual Dues for 50 year members were also set an amount equal to the Department and National dues that are projected to be $32. These new dues rates are effective January 15, 2016.

At the meeting arguments were heard for annual dues payments of $45 and $48. $45 would have offset the approved National increase of $5 effective January 11, 2016 and the projected Department increase of $2 that will be effective early in the new year. With these two approved dues increases, Post 180 will remit to headquarters $32 of each dues payment received. Please read the January 15, 2016 edition of the Informed Legionnaire for the full story.

Greg Roth



On March 2nd Dennis W. Stachura passed away.  His funeral will be held on Saturday, March 12th between the hours of 9 - 11 a.m. at the Sass Funeral home.  The funeral home is located 4747 S. 60th street.

RICHARD J. MACIOLEK  January 1, 2016
RUSSELL  R. RYBACKI  February 2, 2016
SCHLEMM DONALD  February 9, 2016
ROBERT  SHAFFER  February 22,1916
May the Souls of the faithfully depart Legionaries rest in peace.



July 2014

The Post was in the Bay View Compass (click on the link below to read the article)

August 29, 2013 
Read the National Commander's
Acceptance Speech 2013 (PDF)

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  Press Release 1.26.2013


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George Washington Bay View Post 180
2860 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Bay View, Wisconsin 53207











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