Monthly Archives: September 2010

He Lived To Tell About It

Ralph E. Galloway

It’s not everyone who can say they were shot ten times by a machine gun and lived to tell about it.  However, that is what happened to a Clarke County man during World War I.  During the Battle of St. … Continue reading

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Honor Guard’s First Funeral

Robert Fuller

(Source: The Clarke Courier, April 30, 1925.) Mr. Robert William Fuller, popular young World War veteran who died in Washington last Thursday night following a sudden attack of appendicitis, was laid to rest in Green Hill Cemetery here Sunday afternoon.  … Continue reading

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The Biggest Liar In Clarke County

Hugh "Tooker" Estep

Hugh B. “Tooker” Estep is one of those affable characters who make our community an interesting place to live. When he gets that glint in his eyes and shows his mischievous smile you know he is getting ready to tell … Continue reading

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2010 Post Picnic

Dan Pancoast giving a thumbs up to the picnic meal.

On September 1st, our annual Post Family picnic was held at Chet Hobert Park. Over 100 members of our Legion family attended. Our volunteer chefs Bob Heflin, Jane Heflin, and Jim Wink provided another delicious picnic dinner of hamburgers, hot … Continue reading

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Rescued By A French Submarine

Nobel N. Elmore

Noble Nelson Elmore, Sr., was born on April 2, 1925 in Pearisburg, Virginia.  This is a small rural community near Roanoke.  In 1940, he left school and home and headed to Hagerstown, Maryland, and went to work for Fairchild Aviation.  … Continue reading

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