Fort Dale DAR seeks relatives of WWI vets

BY BRUCE BRANUM

The Greenville Standard

Pvt. Rufus Hendrix

 

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.

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