The American Legion: still serving america

Chester Bird post 523 officers and staff


Commander Craig Hartman
1st Vice Commander Mike Hrdlicka
2nd Vice Commander Mark Kelm
Adjutant Open
Finance Officer Tom Martin
Chaplain Robert "Bob" Hansen & Mark Kelm
Sergeant at Arms Dearest Welwolie
Judge Advocate Open
Historian Open
Service Officer Craig Hartman
Judge Advocate Open
Executive Board Members-at-Large: Open, Steve Fossen and Larry Schnack


Operations Manager Josh Mandel
Assistant Operations Manager Sheena Oswald
Gaming Manager Chris Reid
Assistant Gaming Manager Liam Martin
Head Chef/Kitchen Manager Marcelo Jaden
Server Manager Fern Warren

Sons of the American Legion

This Post recognizes a subsidiary organization attached to the Post known as The Sons of The American Legion, Squadron 523, Detachment of Minnesota. 

Commander Denny Arons
1st Vice Commander John Ernston
2nd Vice Commander 
Finance Officer Michael Morris
Chaplain Robert "Bob" Hansen & Mark Kelm
Sergeant at Arms Evan Komar

American Legion Riders

Director Evan Komar


This Post recognizes an Auxiliary organization known as the Chester Bird American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 523.
President Sherri Wicks
1st Vice President Doris Rindahl
2nd Vice President Jackie Kile
Treasurer Leann Roehl
Secretary Susan Trussell
Chaplain Chris Henkels
Sergeant at Arms Lynne Bunde
Historian Mildred Davison

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Hours and Location

The American Legion
“A Powerful force for our Nation”

200 Lilac Drive N
Golden Valley
MN 55422-5121


Mon 10:30am-1:00am
Tue 10:30am-1:00am
Wed 10:30am-1:00am
Thu 10:30am-1:00am
Fri 10:30am-1:00am
Sat 10:00am-1:00am
Sun 10:30am-1:00am