Marvin Dugenske, 70-year member of The American Legion

West Tawakoni, TX

American Legion Tawakoni Post 517 in West Tawakoni, Texas, is proud
to submit the attached picture of Marvin Dugenske (on left) receiving his 70-year membership pin from Commander Roger Darisse. Marvin served half of these years at Post 517 and half at the Legion post in Princeton, Wis., where he joined in 1946, fresh out of service in the Navy during World War II. Military service is as standard to the Dugenske family as is their Polish heritage. Membership in The American Legion is also standard for the Dugenskes. Marvin, his father and two brothers held the commander's position at the Princeton post, with the elder Dugenske at the helm four or five times. Marvin has served as a Post 517 officer for many, many years. Marvin's wife, Lee, is a 30-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Marvin frequently says "the American Legion members do a lot of work - not just for veterans, but for local people. It's like family. When you go there, it's just like going home." Marvin also served for many years as the SAL advisor and is a dual member of the Legion and the SAL. He was proud to serve as 4th District Zone Commander for numerous years.

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