2015 Winter Conferencewas held on January 30, 2015 – February 1, 2015 at Bismarck Ramkota
Samsung American Legion Scholarship
Samantha Goerger of Wyndmere, ND is one of nine national winners who hold the title of “Samsung American Legion Scholars,” a claim that entitles each to a $20,000 college scholarship to be used for their undergraduate studies. Approximately 40,000 eligible participants submitted applications.
Although the Samsung scholarship winners all come from diverse backgrounds, they share some common threads. All are excellent students, are active in their school and community and have worked to make their school and community better.
National Commander Mike Helm
Commander Mike Helm attended the Winter Conference. National Commander Helm spoke on Friday at the Opening Session and was the guest speaker at the banquet. Click here for more information on National Commander Mike Helm
Wilton Post 163 Hosted the Winter Conference
Wilton’s American Legion Post No. 163 – is named after Private Louis Ousley and was chartered in the early 1920’s. Private Ousley of Company “A” North Dakota Infantry, was not only the first Wilton man to give his life in World War I, but was also the first from North Dakota. He died a hero’s death, carrying a stricken officer toward safety under enemy shelling. He was hit near his own lines, and comrades brought both men in. Louis died and the officer survived. A monument in honor of Private Ousley is at Wilton’s Riverview Cemetery. The monument is pictured to the right.