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Leo Thomas Leyden

Leo Thomas Leyden, the first Denver man to be killed in action, was born in Denver and lived here most of his life. He was educated in the public schools and in the Denver University.

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Marcellus Holmes Chiles

Captain Marcellus Holmes Chiles was another Denver boy who paid the supreme sacrifice, having been a member of Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He died on November 5th, 1918, from wounds received in action in the Argonne. He was designated as one of the one hundred heroes of the World War.

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John Hunter Wickersham

 John Hunter Wickersham was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1890. He came to Denver when a small boy and received his education in Denver.

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Welcome to American Legion Leyden-Chiles-Wickersham Post 1

   Since its founding in 1919, the 2.7 million-member American Legion is the nation’s preeminent service organization for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, including active duty, National Guard and Reserves, and their families. A powerful voice for veterans in Washington, The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the agency that today is the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Still Serving America”

We need you! 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. Get involed, participate, recruit new members into the Legion, Auxiliary, SAL and 40/8, see our publication page for recruiting flyers.


Boy Scouts & LCW Post 1

Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop 266, sponsored by LCW Post 1, is looking for a point of contact (liaison) from Post 1.  Main responsibility would be coordinating the annual Pinewood Derby and the Blue and Gold Banquet.  If you have time and interest, or want additional information, please contact Tom Yagley or leave word in the office 303-757-1919.  This would be a truly fun experience – and it is one of the Four Pillars of The American Legion – Children & Youth!!!

July 4th

There will be NO hamburger night on Wednesday JULY 4TH



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September/October 2018

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