Wisconsin American Legion announces new State Commander

PORTAGE, Wis. - Delegates to the 99th annual Wisconsin American Legion convention elected Mrs. Laurel Clewell of Appleton as State Commander.

Commander Clewell, a retired Army Command Sergeant Major, is only the second woman in the organization's 100-year history to assume the role.

Her attention was immediately directed toward the plight of homeless veterans in Wisconsin as a letter was issued from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran's Affairs last Friday announcing that the agency has stopped accepting homeless veterans at their facilities in King and Union Grove.

"It is troubling to think that homeless veterans will be turned away at the time of their greatest need," said Clewell. "Our organization endorsed the restoration project at the Historic Soldier's Home District in Milwaukee for homeless veteran's on Thursday, only to receive the news about King and Union Grove the following day. It looks like one step forward and two steps back."

Commander Clewell is a member of the Johnston-Blessman Post No. 38 in Appleton and most recently has been serving as a state Vice Commander for the Wisconsin American Legion.


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