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Search for owner of Purple Heart 

Wayne Kleinschmidt, Veterans Service Officer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars out of Trenton, is searching for the family of Harley L. Garrison Jr.

His father was: Harley D. Garrison Sr. His mother was Frances Hughes Garrison. His Aunt is Lela Hughes. Harley D. Garrison was born in Dawn, Missouri.

Mr. Kleinschmidt has a purple heart that belonged to Harley Jr. as well as military separation paperwork that belongs to

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VFW district meeting

VFW District 1 Meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at VFW Post 4557 in Brookfield.  New officers will take the oath of office. Memorial service for deceased members will be observed. Those attending are pleased asked to bring a list of deceased members to the meeting. The joint meeting will begin at 11 a.m. The regular district meeting will follow the joint meeting and lunch

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Commemorative Partners honor Vietnam veterans

DAR at veterans home

Gallatin DAR members at the Missouri Veterans Home event on March 29 are pictured, left to right, Nancy Salmon, Marilyn Fischer, Gina Dixon, and Mary Beth Pittsenbarger.

On March 29, 2016, more than 9,000 organizations across America, including the Gallatin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, joined with the Department of Defense as Commemorative Partners to honor our Nation’s Vietnam Veterans.  Missouri State Daughters of the American Revolution encouraged all

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Help reunite lost military items

Searching for the family of Harey L. Hughes Jr.  His father, Harley D. Garrison Sr. was born in Dawn. His mother was Frances Hughes Garrison. His Aunt is Lela Hughes. If you have information that can help reunite the family with lost military items please call Wayne Kleinschmidt, Veterans Service Organization, 660-359-2078.

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Hee-Haw fundraiser for Disabled American Veterans

They came with tools and paint and cardboard and plastic and a purpose to spend their Sunday afternoon building the stage sets rather than to sing and practice their dance moves. The Heartland Troupe is working hard to get ready for their fundraiser for the Disabled American Veterans. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 22, 23 and at 2 p.m. on April 24 at the Goodrich Auditorium

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Abigail Marble wins second in districts

Abigail Marble, daughter of David and Kristen Marble of Gallatin, won first place in the Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 and Ladies Auxiliary 2015 Voice of Democracy Contest. Abigail went on to receive second place at the District Level in the Voice of Democracy Division.

The Voice of Democracy theme was “My Vision For America.” Each person entering recorded a three to five minute essay on CD or flash drive

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Jesse Reynolds turns 100

Jesse Reynolds of Gallatin celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 18 and several celebrations were held including one at the Corner Café in Gallatin, hosted by Deena Eads. Another celebration was held later in the day at the Veterans Home in Cameron, where Jesse is now a resident. A family celebration took place on Feb. 20 at the home of Jesse’s son Ron Reynolds in Platte City where children, grandchildren,

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Jesse Reynolds turns 100 – help celebrate the milestone!

Jesse_ReynoldsJesse Reynolds of Gallatin is fast approaching that elite status of a centenarian. His birthday is Feb. 18 and several celebrations are planned. The first gathering will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at the Corner Café in Gallatin, hosted by Deena Eads. The second celebration will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Veterans Home in Cameron, where he is now a resident.

Extended family celebrations

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Gallatin alum nominated brigadier general

Col. Jim Sears with his dad, Jim Sr.

Col. Jim Sears with his dad, Jim Sr.

Air Force Col. James R. Sears, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. He is a 1987 graduate of Gallatin R-5 High School.

The announcement was made yesterday by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Sears is currently serving as the director for assignments and air expeditionary force operations, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TX.

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