American Legion T.H.B. Post 187



Elmhurst, Illinois, T.H.B. Post 187

Second Division, District 11

 Chartered September 26, 1919 - Our 104th year. 


A few World War I veterans from Elmhurst met in 1919 and, together, organized American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 to honor the memory of three of their Elmhurst comrades who were the first from our city to give their lives in defense of our country. Ernest Timrott, killed in action June 3, 1918, Marines; Richard Hintz, killed in action July 19, 1918, Army; Kinsley Buck, killed in action June 19, 1918, Marines. It is for God and Country, and the memory of these as well as the thousands of others who answered our Nation's call to arms, that we dedicate our efforts.


The following are some excerpts taken from a Post History written by Past Commander Doug Chant in November 1978.


An addition to our history was added to the above in our 75th Anniversay booklet. Author(s) unknown. 
If anyone has or can submit the history from 1994 to present we would welcome your contribution.