Veterans Day Tribute from Museum Corner

Company C of the 149th Infantry 1931 WebWith the coming of Veterans Day on November 11, the Knox Historical Museum Corner plans to feature some rare and a few unpublished photographs of veterans for the entire month of November. This is our tribute to the brave men and women who have served our nation. These photographs will focus on our Knox Countians who served during peacetime as well as others who served during combat. Many of our readers will recognize the familiar faces of old friends and relatives.

However our photograph this week is of Company C of the 149th Infantry of Camp Knox (US Army later to become known as Fort Knox) Kentucky, first appeared in the Barbourville Mountain Advocate on Thursday, July 16, 1980. Even though this photograph appeared over 35 years ago in print, the Museum staff thought that it would still pique the interest of our readers. Many of the men in this photograph are from Barbourville and or Knox County.

The same style of uniforms worn by these men is on display in the museum. This photograph and numerous more are on display in the Military Room of the Knox Historical Museum. The Museum is open on Wednesdays, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

Pictured are:

Front row: Ben Herndon, Ray Cooper, Chick Lawson and Harold Williams.

Second Row: James Hemphill, Ben Logan, James Wyatt, Ben Dishman, Pete Hawn, George Mitchell, Green Turner and Mike Hawn.

Third Row: Reavus Mays, J. E. Hale, Albert Pritchard, Herbert Tye, Bubbles Davis, Malcolm Cooper, Unknown, and Charles Steele.

Fourth row: D. King, Tib Treadway, unknown, Fate Partin, unknown and unknown.

Fifth row: Wilfred Quinn, Tom Catron, Earl Cole, unknown, Chester Hughes, Lether Partin and Clarence Messer.

Sixth row: Joe Wynn, Kermit Melton, Dudley Sizemore, Perry Sams, unknown, Howard Turner, Marion Woolum and Willie Helton.

Seventh row: Charles Burton, unknown, John Lundy, Hobart Lewis, Joe Wilde, Arthur Rose and W. Bays.

Eighth row: James Tinsley, Earl Detherage, Roscoe Bunch, James Gilbert, Arnold Hammons, Steely Relaford, John Mealer and John Fox.

Members not present for picture were Bert Churchill, W. E. Faulkner, W.E. Hemphill and Reese Mays. Mr. Hemphill provided this picture.

Please contact me: Dora Sue Oxendine Farmer, HP 606-546-3940 or email if you have any additional information on this photograph.