Group portrait of the veterans who were among the founding officers of American Legion Post No. 36 housed in the Kimball War Memorial Building. Back row, from left: Dr. J. S. Cardwell, a McDowell County dentist, Carl Bobbit, motorman in Gary #2 coal mine, [unidentified], [unidentified], Fleming A. Jones Jr., attorney and state legislator, Q. A. Connolly, post historian and professor at Bluefield State College. Front row, from left: Rev. Alex Gregory, chaplain and pastor of the Rock Hill Baptist Church in Gary, Robert "Bob" Robinson, night watchman at U.S. Steel coal plant and, as such, Gary's "policeman." R.E. Black, post commander, and James A. Shelton, teacher and principal at Welch Dunbar Elementary School in McDowell County.


  • Title: Officers of Luther Patterson Post No. 36
  • Date Created: circa. 1928

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