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American Legion
Shaw-Paulin Post 241
was founded in 1920.

Meetings:
The First Tuesday of the Month
from October through June.

7:30pm-10:30pm

123 E. High Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028

POST COMMANDER:
Mr. Chuck Gant
1st VICE COMMANDER
Mr. Henry Heyman

POST ADJUDANT

Mr. John Chila
TREASURER:
Mr. Howard Gant, Sr.
SGT. AT ARMS:
Mr. Tom Wells
SERVICE OFFICER:
Mr. Anthony Kennedy
POST CHAPLAIN:
Rev. George Franklin


 
         
POST HISTORY

MARCH 22,1920
An organization meeting was held at the local high school with the purpose of forming a Post of local legion men.
From this meeting we now have Shaw-Paulin Post 241 Inc.

The founding members were:
Bert Press, Jacob F. Miller, Dr. Duffield, K. Gins, Ernest Pullman, Andrew Uhl, W. Pierce, D. Hawkins, Nick Rehm, Clarence Harbert, A. Zane, Thomas Cullin, Townsend Buck, J. Cullin, Horace Smedley, Joe Trifiro, B.Crawford, Leroy (Soup) Supplee, J. Alexander, Meade Abbott, Louis Corredette and Robert Zimmerman.

The following were elected Post Officers:
COMMANDER: Andrew Uhl
VICE COMMANDER: Thomas Cullin
FINANCE OFFICER: Clarence Harbert
ADJUDANT: Robert Zimmerman

At this meeting the members went on record for a campaign to raise $5000 by contribution for the building of a legion home. The men favored a building with facilities for outdoor games rather than a monument, shaft or bronze lab as a token of appreciation. Each man was issued a membership card after payment of $1.

APRIL 1920
The body moved into new quarters at the Sickler Building on the corner of State and Bread Street. The Post purchased a large Victrola from McFadden, stepping right along in activities.

MAY 1920
A special meeting was called to get the men's opinions on the new proposed Legion home. Also Mrs. Dunham presented the Post with a picture of Tom Shaw and a detailed account of his war activities. Motion was carried for every man to donate $5 from his government bonus for the good of the Post. Motion was also made that monthly dues be 25 cents.

SEPTEMBER 1920
A movie benefit, in the hands of Clarence Harbert, was held for the good of the Legion. Also, Horace Smedly kindly offered the Post a box of wood to keep the members from freezing.

OCTOBER 1920
A request for use of the Fire Co. rooms for a meeting was discussed , but was refused by said Fire Company.

DECEMBER 1920
New post officers were elected for 1921:
COMMANDER: Dr. Charles Pedrick
VICE COMMANDER: Leroy Supplee
FINANCE OFFICER: Thomas Cullin
ADJUDANT: Eddie Keough

On December 6, 1920 a special meeting was held to make arrangements for the funeral of L. Paulin. The following was arranged: 8 officers as pall bearers, a firing squad, taps at the grave, a State Chaplain to attend and a Legion escort to meet the body at the station. Three Navy men were selected to act as color bearers.

We moved our meeting place to the Franklin Inn as did the Ladies Auxiliary. We were granted this pleasure for the sum of $10 per month.

54 members were acquired by January 1, 1921.

 
Sgt. Thomas Henry Shaw

 

 

 

Sgt. Thomas Henry Shaw
82nd Infantry Division A.E.F.

Killed in Action
Argonne Forest, France
16 October 1918

Interred on 25 July 1921
with Full Military Honors in
Manahath Cemetery
Glassboro NJ

     
Pvt. J. L. Paulin

We are seeking photos of Pvt. Paulin.
If anyone has information please Contact Us.

 

 

Pvt. J. L. Paulin
Co L, 38th Regt.
U.S. Inf. 87th Div. A.E.F
.

Died of the Dreaded Flu
near Bordeaux, France
31 October 1918

Laid to rest in his native soil
31 December 1920

 
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