BY BRUCE BRANUM
The Greenville Standard
The Fort Dale Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), would like to contact relatives of Butler County, Alabama servicemen who were killed in action during World War I to invite them to a special event commemorating the centennial of the war on Thursday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) in historic downtown Greenville. The public is cordially invited.
An interesting program is planned and will include out-of- town guests, a state officer of the Alabama Society of DAR, Major Gerald W. Johnson, USA, Retired Vietnam Veteran, and special guest speaker, Nimrod T. Frazer, author of “Send the Alabamians.”
Frazer served in the Korean Conflict as an Army lieutenant, Tank Commander, and Tank Platoon Leader, receiving the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, US Presidential Unit Citation, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, a Letter of Appreciation from the 37th Republic of Korea Infantry Regiment, and the U.S. Parachute Badge.
He is a member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A memorial plaque will be dedicated by the Fort Dale Chapter and affixed to GACOC building.
Please contact the Fort Dale Chapter at 334-376-9213 or BCWWIMemorial@elmore.rr.com.
Men from Butler County killed in action in the Great War were:
Cpl. William Alexander, Georgiana
Pvt. Eugene T. Brooks, Georgiana
Cpl. Amos Bush, Greenville
Pvt. Claudie Caine, Georgiana
Pvt. Comer C. Caine, Georgiana
Cpl. William T. Cheatham, Greenville
Cpl. Burkley H. Cook, Georgiana
Pvt. George K. Ealum, McKenzie
Pvt. Edgar W. Hall, Chapman
Pvt. Rufus P. Hendrix, Greenville
Pvt. Charles Hoomes, Chapman
Sgt. Worth Lewis, Greenville
Pvt. Burie G. McCormick, Pigeon Creek
Pvt. Elbert L. “Lee” Milton, Oakey Streak
Pvt. Bryant Price, McKenzie
Pvt. Horace Rigsby, Georgiana
Pfc. James L. Sampley, Spring Hill
Cpl. Walter Wallace, Garland
Pvt. Will Frank Williams, Greenville
The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.