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"Serving Those Who are Serving Us"

We are "The Troop Group". We are a composite of representatives from American Legion Auxiliary Hammond-Schmit Unit 55 in Hortonville, WI; Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Troop Support Ministry Team from Greenville, WI; and Appleton Military Support Group in Appleton, WI. Our mission is to insure as many service members as possible in harm's way have as much support as we can provide them as often as they need it to the best of our ability.


Our group began in January 2005 with the first deployment of Ed and Donna Nickel's son, Joe. Donna had promised Joe she wouldn't cry and get depressed but found herself doing both. She and Joe's grandmother started working with his unit's FRG representative to offer support to the men and women in Joe's unit. Donna was leading or working with three seperate support programs when it became apparent more could be done by finding ways to combine the efforts of the three groups into one bigger, better organized effort and recruit more volunteers. The Troop Group was formed.

The efforts of all involved are offered as labors of love. Our director volunteers as little as 20 to as many as 50 hours a week on our mission. She and her husband have donated half their basement to the cause. Our supplies and funding is primarily donated. We spend approximately $16,000 in cash and send over $25,000 in supplies to support between 3,000 and 6,000 troops each year. We have great community support for which we are very grateful.

What's New!

      Due to internet provider challenges, our new email address is:


Donation Sites:

  • New London Press Star  - New London
  • Piggly Wiggly - New London
  • Post office - Dale
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - Greenville
  • First United Methodist Church - Appleton
  • Don's Quality Market - Seymour
  • Advertiser Community News- Seymour


Send Donations to:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 55

Attn: Troop Support

W9096 Spring Road

Hortonville, WI 54944

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Troop Support Ministry
N1615 Meadowview Drive
Greenville, WI 54942



Please note:

All checks MUST be made out to "American Legion Auxiliary Unit 55" or "Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church". Our financial institution will not acccept checks not made out to "American Legion Auxiliary Unit 55" or "Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church".


Thank You Regular Businesses and Organization Supporters:

  • American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units in Outagamie County
  • Badger Motorcyclists of Wisconsin - Greenville, WI
  • Bay Lakes Council - Boy Scouts of America
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Elementary School - Hortonville, WI
  • Christensen & Wisnet, Inc. - Appleton, WI
  • County Line Homemakers - Fremont, WI
  • Dairy Business Resources - Hortonville, WI
  • Dean's Flooring - Hortonville, WI
  • Donaldson's Gourmet and Gifts - Hortonville, WI
  • Dwyer's Food Mart - Little Chute, WI
  • Faith Methodist Church - Appleton, WI
  • Fast Trackers 4-H Club - Hortonville, WI
  • First State Bank - New London, WI
  • First United Methodist Church - Appleton, WI
  • Full Moon Music - Milwaukee, WI
  • Future Neenah - Neenah, WI
  • Gilbert's Supevalu - Hortonville, WI 
  • Globe University Business Students - Appleton, WI
  • Green Bay Packers - Green Bay, WI
  • H2O Under Pressure - Dale, WI
  • Harley-Davidson of Appleton - Appleton, WI
  • Halrley Davidson Classic Riders - Manawa, WI
  • Heritage Animal Hospital, LTD - Hortonville, WI
  • Hortonville Lions Club - Hortonville, WI
  • Senator Herb Kohl - Milwaukee, WI
  • Livingston's Sewing Machines - Appleton, WI
  • Manawa River Writers - Manawa, WI
  • New London, Black Creek, and Shioton Girl Scouts
  • New London Press Star, New London, WI
  • New London Women's Club - New London, WI
  • Post Office - Dale and Hortonville, WI
  • Radtke-Rhone Insurance Co. - New London, WI
  • Sacred Heart Parish - Manawa, WI
  • Sandy Knoll 4-H Club - Fremont, WI
  • SCA Tissue - Neenah, WI
  • Schmidt's New London Auto Salvage, Inc. - Hortonville, WI
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - Greenville, WI
  • Still Wally's Still - Dale, WI
  • Sturm Foods, Inc. - Manawa, WI
  • Tom-Cin Metals, Inc. - Hortonville, WI
  • Trinity Driving School - Hortonville, WI
  • United Health Group - Green Bay, WI
  • Weyauwega VFW Auxiliary - Weyauwega, WI
  • Vinny's Pizza - Medina, WI
  • Wolf River Community Bank - Hortonville, WI
  • Woman's Life Insurance Society - Kaukauna, WI


  • If we have missed your name, please contact us so we may add your name to our list of supporters. 


This site is dedicated to the brave men and women fighting everywhere to keep us safe. Thank you and may God keep you safe.