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Parker Browder American Legion 100th Anniversary

The Parker Browder American Legion Post No. 4 of Mobridge, S.D. has issued a 2 in. medal to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of its founding in 1919.


The brass medal, with some enameled highlights, was made by Coins for Anything. The obverse’s main design depicts a steam-powered train which was the primary mode of transportation in the northern plains during WWI and WWII that service personnel used for going to and from their war assignments.

The Post was initially named Harley Parker in 1919 to honor the first Mobridge serviceman to die during WWI while serving in the U.S. Army in France. In 1944, the Post was renamed Parker Browder to also honor Jack Browder the first fatality from Mobridge while serving in the Panama Canal Zone during WWII.

The cost of the medals is $10.00 each, plus $1.50 shipping and handling for one or two medals. For three or more medals, the shipping and handling cost is $5.00. Medals can be ordered from Robert Maisch, Legion Medal Chairman, P.O Box 98, Mobridge, S.D. 57601.