Watford City Woman's Memorial For 8 Men Who Reached Their Maximum Potential In Life
May 24, 2023 | View PDF
Lately, a new brand of shirts and hats has been seen in Meyer's Department Store in Watford City. 7L1 *Maximum Potential* is a brand of sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats in honor of Lynn Linseth, his brothers, and a brother-in-law.
In January 2023 the brand with the curious name started showing up in the store. Billie Jo Morken, the daughter of Lynn Linseth, is selling the merchandise. According to the brochure provided with the clothing, 7L1 *Maximum Potential* products have been created to honor Morken's father and uncles. "7" stands for seven brothers, "L" stands for Linseth, and "1" stands for a brother-in-law to these men: Phillip, Omar, Jerry, Paul, Lynn, Jim, and Roland, plus Pete Veeder. She had been contacted by Lyle Leiseth, a Purple Heart Veteran, to gather the information to have them put on the big TV screens going up around North Dakota to honor veterans.
Morken is doing this to honor her father, Lynn Linseth, but feels all her uncles need to be honored as well. SP3 Lynn Linseth served in the Army at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary. He also served as a bodyguard to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a personal escort to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, during her visits to the States in the 50s. He received the Golden Gloves Boxing Champion title along with the Champion Swimmer medal. TYS Phillip P. Linseth served in the U.S. Army Corps. Cpl. Omar (Daniel) Linseth served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Cpl. Gerald (Jerry) Linseth served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Cpl. Paul A. Linseth served in the U.S. Army. Cpl. James (Jim) W. Linseth served in the U.S. Marine Corps. SSG Eugene (Pete) E. Veeder served in the U.S. Army. Cpl. Roland Linseth had enlisted in the Air Force but was unable to pass the physical due to a childhood illness. She said, "The 7L1 *Maximum Potential* brand is to honor these eight men that reached their maximum potential in life."
The 7L1 *Maximum Potential* brand is, currently, only available at Meyer's Department Store. It has one type of men's sweatshirt, one type of women's sweatshirt, one type of men's t-shirt, two types of women's t-shirts, and then the hats. The net proceeds of the sales go to assisting local veterans. Everyone who purchases an item from this brand is given a pamphlet with more information. Morken said, "Also, I really encourage everyone to visit the Veterans Memorial Park, Watford City."