Museum Corner: a Weekly Advocate Feature

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During September Knox Historical Museum Corner will feature rare unpublished photographs from our county’s past.

This week’s photo was taken from the latest volume of The Knox Countian which is published in the interest of the Knox Historical Museum, Charles Reed Mitchell, editor. This latest issue is actually a double issue focusing entirely on Knox Countians in World War II.

To obtain your own copy of this newest edition please contact the Knox Historical Museum located in the top floor of the Municipal Building on Daniel Boone Drive.

This photo shows Barbourville’s Company C, 149th Infantry at Camp Livingston, Louisiana in August of 1943.

Names should be shown underneath the photograph.

From left: Front row: Rex Carty, Justice Pope, Willam E. “Frosty” Hammons (killed at Leyte), Ersel Martin, Robert (Bob) Valentine, Lowell Jarvis, Fred Henson (killed at Leyte, and Elam Asher.

Second row: Silas B. (Ben) Dishman, Emory Hale, William Hemphill, Willian Marsee, Iliff Shelton, Bill Marsh, Jim Relford, Warren Miles, and Ollie J. Wilson.

Back row: Joe Miller, Everett Mays, Edd Lockard, Jim Payne, Carson “Chicken” Jackson, Earl Shupe, Otis Melton, Eugene Coone, and Ike Pope