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By LuAnn Schindler

A Tale of Two Charters: Maulding instrumental in securing second Clearwater American Legion Charter


Clearwater American Legion Post 267 member Don Maulding received his 50-year membership certificate last month. In 1948, Maulding helped fellow Clearwater veterans gather signatures for a charter to form the Legion Post. He's the only one remaining of those who signed the charter.

Don Maulding remembers the day paperwork to charter an American Legion Post in Clearwater arrived from the state post in Lincoln.

He walked from Contois Motors, located where Orval's Auto Service currently sits, to retrieve the mail.

"There was a form to fill out," Maulding said. "We were so anxious to get our post."

He walked back to the garage, reviewed the form and developed a plan of action.

"I started down Main Street, going door to door."

During his walk, he secured signatures from Bernard Harriman, Harold Filsinger, Jarl Carlson, Dean Filsinger, George Uhrenholdt, Joyce Wilcox, LaVern A...

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