Friday, April 17, 2015

Vietnam Casualities

Lawrence County Men Killed in Action in Vietnam from Lawrence County:
Larry D. Carrell, Lawrenceville
Barry Cullison, Lawrenceville
James K. Hughes, Lawrenceville
Larry W. Jones, Bridgeport
Clyde E Long Jr. Bridgeport
Keith F. Sharp, Sumner
Donald R. Shoulders, Lawrenceville
Harold V. Smith, Bridgeport


            The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its monthly program meeting on Monday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the museum in Lawrenceville.  Featured speakers will be Jody Buchanan and Larry Whitmer, who will present a program on the military experiences of Private Jacob Adams, of Company H, of the 7th U. S. Cavalry.  Private Adams was with Captain Frederick Benteen’s battalion when a detachment of the 7th Cavalry under the command of General George Armstrong Custer was annihilated at Little Big Horn.  Adams was among the first to reach the scene of the battle, and he recorded his recollections in a privately printed memoir.  Ms. Buchanan is the great-granddaughter of Private Adams, who lived out his post military years in Vincennes, Indiana.  An exhibit of artifacts and other materials relating to the frontier wars will accompany the presentation.  Admission is free and the public is invited.