Wilton's American Legion Post No. 163 is named after Private Louis Ousley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ousley and was chartered in the early 1920's.
Private Ousley of Company "A" North Dakota Infantry, was not only the first Wilton man to give his life in World War I, but was also the first from North Dakota. He died a hero's death, carrying a stricken officer toward safety under enemy shelling. He was hit near his own lines, and comrades brought both men in. Louis died and the officer survived.
Returning veterans from WWII and the Vietnam War enabled Post 163 to increase its membership to over 100 members in the early 1970's. During this time, the Post in Regan merged with Post 163. The Post helped purchase about 25 full American Legion uniforms in the mid-1960's.
The Legionnaires appear quite impressive during parades, military funerals, and other events in which they participate while wearing their uniforms. The Post sponsored charitable gaming in Wilton for several years and contributed to many charitable projects in the Wilton and Regan communities.