VFW Post 1000 is named in honor of Frank X. Fraas, who served with Battery C, 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division. He was inducted into the Army on May 23, 1917, and died on October 7, 1918, from wounds received in action. He was laid to rest in the St. Mihiel American Cemetery in France.
VFW Post 1003 was originally named after Pvt. Roy Sone, a WWI Marine who was killed in action on Oct. 4, 1918. Sone was assigned to Company 47, 5th Regiment, 2nd Division and was laid to rest in France before being returned to Jefferson City on August 14, 1921. In 2014 VFW Post 1003 consolidated with Wyman Basinger Post 35, which was named after a WWII Marine and is now the Basinger/Sone Memorial Post 1003.
Lt. Marion L. Willis, was killed in France during WWI, while assigned to the 356th Infantry Division. Although initially a native of Kansas, his family moved to Colorado Springs sometime before the war, and he is currently buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
VFW Post 130 is named for WWI veteran Sgt. Ralph W. Lester. Sgt. Lester, a machine gun section leader, was killed in action during the battle of Ronssoy, France, when he was hit by an artillery shell. His body was never found but his service and sacrifice have not been forgotten.
VFW Post 149 was chartered in June 1919 and named after Raymond A Walling. Walling was a member of Battery E., 56thCoast Artillery Corp and was killed fighting in France on Aug. 31, 1918. His remains currently rest in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery.
VFW Post 1579 is named after WWI veteran, Pvt. James T. Flinn. Pvt. Flinn was killed in action in 1918 while fighting in France and is one of 529 Montana soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.
VFW Post 1597 is named after Joseph Albert Schumacher. Schumacher enlisted in the Army at the age of 17, and sailed to France on August 17, 1917, as a member of 5th Company, 1st Trench Mortar Battery, 1st Infantry Division. On February 26, 1918, he was mortally gassed by the enemy just 10 days short of his 19th birthday. He was interred in France, but in 1923, at his family’s insistence, his body was returned to the U.S. for burial in the Bristol Cemetery in Croydon, Pa., where today he lies besides his parents.
VFW Post 1607 is named after WWI veteran Pvt. George Newton, who was killed in action on January 27, 1918, while assigned to 504th Engineer Regiment, 1st Division. He is buried in the St. Mihiel American Cemetery in France.