Charter members of the Bothun post were:
Oswald Engh Clyd Rotzman Adolph Lavik Oscar Carlson Oscar A. Neubauer Charles OHultman Godfrey Peterson John C. Campbell Mike Breslin Lewis Taylor Paul Neubauer J. B. Greaves Ray Shong Herb O. Sabin L. P. Oadson
No records of the original post or post officers are to be found. The post was disbanded and the charter was surrendered in 1925.
In 1944 and early 1945, there was a good deal of talk about reorganizing the old post. On Sept. 6, 1945, Leland Hansen wrote a letter requesting information about reorganizing the post. When Sherwood received the particulars from Legion Headquarters, the men organized the new post under the name of Bothun-Peterson, and the charter was issued Oct. 27, 1945. The name Bothun was in honor of the old post, and Peterson was for the new post, in honor of three Peterson boys from Sherwood (Glenn, Lyle, and Roy) who were killed in action during WWII.
Glenn Harley Peterson was born Aug. 15, 1925 to Harold Peterson and Mathilda Peterson Hazeltine. He enlisted in the US Navy on April 12, 1943. After training at the Farragut, Idaho Naval station, he went overseas and was assigned aboard the Cruiser USS Indianapolis as a radio operator. He was killed in action on July 30, 1945 when the cruiser was sunk in the Pacific.
Lyle Willard Peterson was born in 1918 to Harold Peterson and Mathilda
Peterson Hazeltine. He entered the service in 1944 and was assigned to
the 10th Tank Division under General Patton. He was killed in action on
March 21, 1945 in Europe
Roy Edward Peterson was born Jan. 6, 1913 to John and Constance Peterson
in Sherwood. He entered the service in the fall of 1942, and was stationed
at an Army Airforce base in Arizona as an Airplane mechanic. He was killed
in an airplane propeller accident on June 17, 1943.
Don Hanson Leland A. Hansen C. V. Volk Charles W. Mattern Paul Neubauer A. E. Jacobson Leonard S. Warwick Elmer M. Byhre Amos Duerre Lyle Newhouse George P. Miller Thomas Sakshaug Russell D. Teters Clarence Keel Amy T. Sanderson Warren Daeley William H. Coutts Alvin R. Hall Bernice A. Neubauer Robert H. Tvetan Leonard Schiffman Arnold Engh
1945 Don Hanson
1946 Don Hanson 1947 Charles Mattern 1948 Clarence Keel 1949 Warren Daley 1950 Dale Roberts 1951 Robert Owens 1952 Leonard Smith 1953 Aaron Trout 1954 Ben Hurdlebrink 1955 Don Knodel 1956 Harry Anderson 1957 Vernon Hain 1958 Trig Knutson 1959 Paul Neubauer 1960 Orlin Hanson 1961 Arnold Magnuson 1962 Philip Volk 1963 Paul Krenz 1964 Duane Vig 1965 Harold Rusch 1966 Oran Keith 1967 Willie Kosel 1968 Darwin Clark 1969 Earl Engh 1970 Fred Goodman 1971 Orrin Duchien 1972 George Heller 1973 John Daeley 1974 Eugene Johnson 1975 John E. Stiles 1976 Orlin Hanson 1977 Terry Miller 1978 Terry Miller 1979 John Daeley 1980 Rich Eide 1981 Mike McCarty 1982 Mike McCarty 1983 Dwight Knutson 1984 Dwight Knutson 1985 Ron Tinglestad 1986 Ron Tinglestad 1987 Bruce Sanderson 1988 Bruce Sanderson 1989 Bruce Sanderson 1990 Paul Krenz 1991 Paul Krenz 1992 Orlin Hanson 1993 Orlin Hanson 1994 Brad Johnson 1995 Brad Johnson 1996 Lynn Price 1996 Lynn Price 1998 Max Hurdelbrink 1999 Max Hurdelbrink 2000 Jim Larson 2001 Jim Larson 2002 Jim Larson 2003 Jim Larson 2004 Terry Miller 2005 Terry Miller
Through the years, the local American Legion post has faithfully
served our community. Among its many endeavors are:
Construction of the Sherwood Memorial Hall in 1950-51 through a community effort with a total cost for materials of $27,000. Thought to be an impossible task by some, but quoting from an article in the Rugby Tribune 1952,"The driving force behind this project was one Bob Owen, Post Commander, and luckily a first class carpenter. He worked both shifts without pay. Mountains can be moved by one man who is a leader of faith, generosity, industry, talent and enthusiasm."
Since June 1947, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 of Sherwood,
ND has supported the local American Legion Post and the community through
its many service activities.
The charter members were:
Mrs William Kosel Mrs Donald Hanson Mrs Sarah Peterson
Mrs Leland Hansen Mrs Gordon Anderson Mrs Ben Armstrong
Mrs Mae Daeley Mrs Warren Daeley Mrs George Eltz
Mrs Glenn Hanson Mrs Herman Hanson Mrs Mathilda Haseltine
Mrs George Hefter Mrs Dean Henderson Mrs Edwin Krzebethowski
Mrs Katherine Lund Mrs Albert Magnuson Mrs Lewis Nelson
Mrs Andrew Magnuson Mrs Arnold Magnuson Mrs Neville Nelson
Mrs Arnold Neubauer Mrs Helen Peterson Mrs John Peterson
Mrs Dale Roberts Mrs Nilia Sakshaug Mrs Sidney Sanderson
Mrs Fred Sawyer Mrs
From the original 29 members, the Auxiliary has grown to 59 members, many of whom still play an active role in the community. In addition to providing lunch to all the parade goers and veterans after the Memorial Day service, they support the following activities: