About Press-Lloyd American Legion Post No. 247
Established in 1920, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) is named for two local World War I veterans.
Allen Lloyd was born on January 6, 1891, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He was living and working in Chisholm when he was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 21, 1917. He was promoted to corporal on May 26, 1918. He was serving in Company D, 307th Engineers Regiment when he was killed in France on October 16, 1918. Post No. 247's current location (319 West Lake Street) resides two blocks away from Lloyd's former residence. See photo on the left above.
Louis I. Press was born on June 20, 1891, in Russia. He was living and working in Chisholm when he was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 21, 1917. As a Jewish man, he was part of a large Iron Range contingent who were drafted into military service. Private Press was serving with Company C, 23rd Infantry Regiment, under the command of General John J. Pershing during the Battle of Saint-Mihiel (September 12-15, 1918). Press died on the final day of that battle. See photo on the right above.