Bio: Bauer, Mike –Honored by Loyal Am. Legion (Jan 2018)


Surnames: Bauer

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 03 Jan 2018

Loyal American Legion is honoring Mike Bauer this week.

Mike was born and raised in Loyal. He graduated Loyal High School in 1961. He worked
for Noeldner Construction, building silos after his high school graduation and later for
Langfeldt Construction straightening barns. He was drafted into the Army in 1965. He did
his eight-week basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri. He was then sent to Chicago
for eight weeks training as a food inspector. His next assignment was Ft. Ord California. In
May of 1965, when he was home on leave before being transferred to California, he asked
his then girlfriend, Carol, to marry him. In July they were married at Ft. Ord Army Chapel in
California. Because no close family was there, Mike asked his cousin from Los Angeles to
be best man and Mike’s army captain’s wife to be maid of honor.

Mike began his duty as a food inspector at Ft. Ord and later was transferred to the post
animal facility where he worked in the animal clinic. Stray dogs would be picked up by the
out. Carol worked at the Ft. Ord Army Hospital on base as an X-ray technician.

In 1967, Mike was honorably discharged from the Army. They stayed in California two
more years while Mike worked for a veterinarian as a vet tech and went to college. In 1969,
they moved back to Wisconsin, where he worked as an AI tech for 37 years. Mike and Carol
had four children, 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mike has been a member of
the American Legion for 43 years and Carol a member of the Legion Auxiliary for six years.

The Loyal American Legion and Auxiliary are always looking for new members to help
our local veterans and our Loyal community. To be eligible to join the Legion you must
have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard at these times:

April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; Dec. 7, 1941-Dec. 31, 1946; June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955;
Dec. 22, 1961-May 7, 1975; Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Dec. 20, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Aug.
2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government.

To be an Auxiliary member your husband, father, grandfather, son, or brother that has or
is still serving the above dates would qualify you as a member.



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