Commander Albert Etzel in 1967


Commanding Marion, Iowa, Post 298: keeping it in the family

Marion, IA

Post 298 in Marion, Iowa, is very proud to have had a father and son both command the post: Albert Etzel in 1967 and Mike Etzel in 2007. We also have had a husband and wife both command: Karl Clapp in 2008 and Mary Clapp in 2009. Mike Etzel continued on to become county, district, department vice, and finally the department commander for 2017-2018.

Commander Mike Etzel in 2007

Commander Karl Clapp in 2008

Commander Mary Clapp in 2009. Mary was our first female commander.

Department Commander Mike Etzel in 2017. Mike was the first department commander from Post 298
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