THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Amberg Legion Post Recognizes Namesakes
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
One hundred years ago James Mullany and Timothy McTrusty were discharged from active duty after the conclusion of World War I. In 1952 the Charter members of American Legion Post #428 in Amberg chose these two then deceased members as the namesakes for the Post.
Time and the loss of those charter members obscured the memory of exactly which Mullany and which McTrusty the Post was named after.
On Veterans Day 2019 a stone was unveiled in the Amberg cemetery to insure that they would not be forgotten. With the help of the Amberg Historical Society their names, birth records and military records were researched and found. Members and nonmembers donated funds for the already existing Legion stone to be removed from the cemetery, transported to Menominee, Mich, have the names and data about them inscribed and the stone returned. A special thank you is also due the Menominee Granite Company who did the transporting and engraving at a very reduced cost.
Because the two honorees were discharged before The American Legion existed and likely never had a military funeral, an honor guard assembled at each of their graves and a long overdo military farewell complete with a hand salute from each of the veterans present was given and the sounding of the taps took place.
During the observance before the ceremony at the cemetery, Post Historian, Chuck Fick revealed much personal information about the honorees and their families who were a significant part of Amberg's early history.