On April 16, 1919 a request for issuance of a Charter for the formation of Union Post 79, Department of Ohio was submitted. In August of 1919, the request received the first endorsement by the secretary of the Department of Ohio. During the same month, it received the 2nd endorsement by the National Executive Committee. On September 1, 1919, the request was endorsed by the Department of Ohio and the Charter was issued and received. On September 11, 1919, the first meeting of Union Post 79 was held at the Marysville Armory Building, also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Hall (G.A.R. Hall). The meeting was presided over by the first Post Commander, Frank D. Henderson.
Union County's Contributions to the Country's Wars
13 of the counties young people died in this war.
One person was killed in action and he was also a POW.
63 people from the county were killed in action and 35 were POW's. Of the ex-pow's, three are still alive and from Post 79. They are Raymond Veley, Herman Blumenschein and Clarence Gamble. We also had a member who was a POW in the Pacific theater and was held by the Japanese in the Phillipines and was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. Sadley Chuck Reidmiller passed away in 2005.
Twenty five men were killed in action during this war. There were no known POW's.
There were 617 known deaths of Union County men in the Civil War and 155 known Prisoners of War.
War of 1812
One resident of Union County was a Prisoner of War during this war.
These statistics are from an article in the Marysville Journal Tribune from 2005