Category Archives: About Our People

Clarke County’s First Aviation Hero

First Lieutenant John Rolfe Castleman was Clarke County’s first aviation hero. While serving with the 99th Aero Squadron of General John J. Pershing’s American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, he had a terrific battle with twelve German airplanes high … Continue reading

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WWII Veteran Finally Receives His Medals

During World War II, Charles E. “Charlie” Boyd served on two battle fronts, two continents, and some Pacific islands. Because his unit was constantly on the move, he never received the medals and service ribbons he was entitled to for … Continue reading

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A Navy Bubblehead

American Legion Post 41 Commander Mike Linster grew up in a Navy family. His father, Henry, was a career Navy man who served on submarines. As a result, the family moved around often, and Mike attended eighteen different schools during … Continue reading

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A Life-Long Legionnaire

Two words best describe Roy Glammeyer—honest and faithful. He prides himself on always dealing honestly with people, both in his personal and professional relationships, and he has always been faithful to his God and his family. Roy was born in … Continue reading

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A Proud Navy Veteran

Alan L. “Al” Dunsmore was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. His father worked as a machinist for GE Rail, a subsidiary of General Electric that made 5-inch guns for the Navy during World War II, and wanted Al to … Continue reading

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