Clopper-Michael Post 10 American Legion of Boonsboro, Maryland received it’s Temporary Charter on October 19, 1921, it’s Permanent Charter on August 12, 1955, and it’s Supplemental Charter on February 13, 1967.
Clopper-Michael Post 10 derives its name from two Boonsboro natives who died in service to their country during World War I. Corporal John F. Clopper was a member of The All American 82nd Division, 319th Field Artillery Battalion. He was Killed in Action as his Division staged for battle near St. Mihiel, in north-eastern France, on September 7, 1918. Corporal Clopper was 29 years old at the time of his death. He had been in combat for only 99 days. Private Austin G. Michael enlisted in the Maryland National Guard on June 5, 1917 and arrived in France on June 15, 1918 with the Blue and Gray 28th Division, Infanty Company “B”. He was Killed in Action during combat operations in the Center Sector, Meuse-Argonne, France, on October 17, 1918, just ten days short of his 20th birthday. He was in the combat theater for only 124 days.
Clopper-Michael Post 10 is located at 710 North Main Street, Boonsboro, Maryland, since moving there in 1987 from it’s original home at 23 South Main Street, Boonsboro. Post 10, located in this rural community, welcomes veterans and active military to our Post which adheres to the American Legion mission: “To enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness”. We firmly believe in the four American Legion principles of: Taking care of veterans and their families; Supporting a strong national and domestic security posture for America; Educating and caring for our Children and Youth; and Participating in and furthering Americanism and patriotic holidays.
Welcome to Post 10 and enjoy the camaraderie and friendliness of our Legion family.