Thursday, August 14, 1969

Silver Star

Specialist Four Jack Lee Rexrode was killed in action March 19, 1969, in Viet Nam. Last Wednesday, August 6, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rexrode, of Frank, were presented the following awards by Col. Kimberly Brabson, assisted by Major Donald W. Firebaugh and SFC Victor Anheluk, of the U. S. Army Advisor Group, Staunton:

Silver Star – For Gallantry in Action; Bronze Star – For Valor; Purple Heart.

In addition, Specialist Rexrode received the following awards prior to his death: Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooters Badge with Rifle Bar, Marksman Badge with Machine Gun and Automatic Rifle Bar…

Men in Service

Sp. 5 Eugene R. Beverage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Beverage, of Marlinton, returned home July 28th from Vietnam, where he has spent a year with the 360 ASD.

Wayne Beverage has returned home after completing four years’ service with the U. S. Navy.


Mrs. Carl Stockwell, of Paducah, Kentucky, sends a copy of the Chicago Tribune, of July 27, that carries a lengthy story, with big headlines and good pictures, about the Cass Scenic Railroad. Michael Dunn, III, came to Cass and wrote the article for the Tribune’s travel section.

West Virginia Call, the C & P Telephone Company Publication, carries a story on the Cass Train, and a picture of a watercolor painting of the train and store by Margery Clark, recently on exhibition at Sunrise.


One hundred fourteen campers, ages 9 to 13, gathered for Pocahontas Youth Camp 1969 last week for their first camp at Camp Pocahontas.

The theme was “Find Your Pot of Gold” with the rainbow daily topics: Do You Belong? The Courage to Search. Dare You Continue? Loyal to Your Cause. Honor to Serve. Your Reward?

The four groups for games, etc., are Scouts, Settlers, Cowboys and Indians.

They rode the Cass Train Thursday…

Camp Staff: Walter E. Jett, Camp Coordinator; Hobert D. Coffman, Jr., Camp Director; Betty Rae Weiford, County Extension Agent – Home Demonstration; Mary Lou Dilley, County Extension Aid – Foods; Dr. Charles Holliday and Dr. Lillian Holliday, Camp Doctors; Faith Diller, Camp Secretary; Pam Dilley, Camp Secretary; Sharon Vance and Nancy Galford, Home Economics Instructors; Covert Poling and Elmer White, Conservation Officers; Jane Hamed, Camp Nurse; Cecil Dalton, Pastor, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church; Ella Jo Galford, Social Worker – Department of Welfare; Blix McNeill, Vo-Ag Instructor; Betty Mann, 4-H Leader and Instructor.

Junior Counselors were Mike Anderson, Bill Hevener, Larry Jefferson, Glen Wade, Butch Smith, Michael Sheets, Jo Debra Galford, Susan Chappell, Grace Jane Moore, Susie Smith, Linda Hill, Linda Calhoun and Sally McLaughlin.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Davis, Jr., of Huntersville, a son, named Douglas Kent.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Wimer, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Melissa Ann.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ehrhart, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, a daughter, named Constance Elaine. The mother is the former Pauline Holmes, of Hillsboro.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley R. Hall, of Richmond Virginia, a daughter, named Sharon Michelle. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Wade, of Seebert.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Friend, of Maryland, a daughter, named Robin Lee. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Virginia Lovell, of Marlinton.


Mrs. Bly Dever Shisler, 57, of Huntersville; a daughter of the late Dennis W. Dever and Allie B. McLaughlin Dever. Mrs. Shisler was a second grade teacher in the Marlinton Graded School and had taught in Pocahontas County schools for 36 years. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Mintie Susan Barnes, 81, of Marlinton; born at Watoga, a daughter of the late William Henry and Rebecca McComb Evans. Burial in the Buckeye Cemetery.

Mrs. Clarice T. Hughes, 85, of Durbin. Burial in the Seybert Chapel Cemetery at Monterey, Virginia.

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