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POST HISTORY

1927 – 1938

Dancy Miller Post 55

 

About twenty WWI veterans met April 5, 1927 along with the State Commander, Rice King, and State Adjutant Howard Rowton and formed the Dancy Miller Post 55 of the American Legion, Department of Florida.  It was estimated at the time that there were about 50 ex-servicemen eligible for membership in Flagler County at the time.   B.C. Stafford, was elected Commander.  Ultimately all but one WWI veteran living in Flagler County joined Dancy Miller.

 

Source:  The Flagler Tribune, April 7, 1927, courtesy of the Flagler County Historical Society.

 

1938 – Present

Flagler Post Post 115, Inc.

 

May 6, 1937 a planning meeting was held to organize the Dancy Miller Post.  The original Post 55 number was assigned to another post by the State Department.  The first regular meeting of the future Post 115 was held May 20, 1937.   The Post applied for a new charter with the Department of Florida as Flagler Post 115, Inc.  The charter was approved on March 28, 1938.  In 1952 the Post voted to accept a plot of land donated by L.E. Wadsworth located on Bunnell Beach Road about a mile east of Bunnell.  

Charter Members

C.M. Miller, F.F. Kumbalek, Phil Fielder, Willie Messer, B.M. Pitts, George Bowers, A.M. McDaniel, L.L. Pike, C.A. Burnsed, Louis Trad,       Jobe Brown, Henry G. Lee, W.J. Kinney, J.L. Kilbier, R.L. Hamilton, H.M. Benson

 

Source:  The Flagler Tribune and Welcome Address May 1967 by Walter Morris, Past Commander Post 115, courtesy of the Flagler County Historical Society

 

Flagler County Service Members Who Died In Service to Their Country

WWI

Dancy Muroe Miller, U.S. Navy
Died of meningitis at Norfolk, VA 
1918 

WWII

Howard Samuel Bankston, USMC 
Killed in Action 
September 20, 1944 Peleliu Island

James Brazier Booe, Bandmaster (CPO) 
Killed in Action 
USS Oklahoma, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor

Joy Monroe Deen, 1st Lt., USAAC 
Killed in Action
July 19, 1944, while flying a B-26 over France

Julian Forrest Durrance, Pfc, USA 
Killed in Action 
Jan 1945, Belgian Bulge

William Herbert Lee, SSgt., USA
Heart Attack 
March 5, 1945 Courtland AAF, AL

Marion Gordon McCraney, Torpedoman 3/c, USN 
Killed in Action 
November 13, 1942 off Guadalcanal

Versie L Mitchell, Pfc, USA 
Drowned 
January 19, 1944 in Burma

Michael Louis Trad, Amm, USN 
Aircraft Crash off of Key West
January 16, 1946

Willie Wilson, Pfc. USA,
Auto Accident while on leave 
October 13, 1945 nine miles west of Bunnell

FORMER FLAGLER COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO DIED ON ACTIVE DUTY DURING WWII

Tommy Buckner, Pvt. USA 
Killed in Action 
December 1, 1943, Italy

Lawrence B Pringle, Cpl, USMC 
Killed in Action 
August 29, 1944, Saipan

Bob Ringleben, Pvt, USA, 
Killed in Action 
Mar 11,1945 Germany
(worked for AC Rodgers in Bunnell)

Korean Conflict

John Arden (Jack) Kinney, PFC, USA, 38th Inf, 
Wounded in Action 
09 Sep 1954
Died 
12 Sep 1954

Vietnam War

Dale Wayne Farris, SSgt, U.S.A.F. 
Killed in Action
31 March 1972, Phu Cat Air Force Base, Vietnam  

Jonathan Nathaniel Spicer, U.S.M.C. 
Navy Cross, Silver Star
Died from wounds received at Khe Sanh, Vietnam on 8 Mar 1968
on 
14 Mar 1968 
at the
U.S.A.F. Hospital, Tachikawa Air Base, Japan 

Persian Gulf

Zachary J. Walters, Sgt., USMC
Killed in Action
08 Jun 2010, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Source:  FLAGLER/PALM COAST NEWS-TRIBUNE

http://www.flaglercountyfamilies.com/military.html