Bellefontaine High School Veterans Memorial
Dale McGinnis Post 686 of the American Legion
This memorial is dedicated in honor of all Bellefontaine High School students, and residents of Logan County, who have fought to defend and serve our great Country in time of war.
We especially recognize those listed who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Dale McGinnis Post 686 of the American Legion
In 1946 a group of African American veterans, with the help of the Harold Kerr Post 13 of the American Legion in Bellefontaine, Ohio, formed the Dale McGinnis Post 686 for Logan Countys African American veterans. The post was named after Dale McGinnis of Ridgeway, Ohio, who was the first African American from Logan County killed in World War II.
The Harold Kerr Post formed a committee made up of Dr. A. J. McCracken, Hugh Patton, and Harry Coons to help their fellow veterans with the organization of Post 686. They also presented the post with an American flag and legion buttons to get them started. The auxiliary club of Post 173 helped organize an auxiliary club for Post 686.
The early officers of the Dale McGinnis Post were Clayton Rhea - Commander, Robert Wingo - Vice Commander, and Lewis Ratleff - Adjutant.
We salute all the men and women involved with the Dale McGinnis Post 686.
Logan Countians Killed in Battle
Civil War through 2020 Civil War
Bell, William A. Elliot, Levi Green, Capt. Shepherd Hankin, William McPherson, Henry Plum, Jonathan Powell, William Scott, James Southard, Levi Sullivan, David Vail, John L.
Abraham, Richard F. Ailes, Edward Allen, James Bergshicker, H.F. Collins, Sgt. Charles C. Crum, Michael A. Culver, Earl Blair Currin, Wil J. Detrick, Sgt. Virgil Devine, Wilbur C. Doanne, Lyman Dubbs, Forest Frye, Robert Gilbert, Howard W. Girard, William Wallace Harshfield, Armond Haynes, Noah Hemphill, William Hurley,Daniel E. Kerr, Cpl. Harold R. Manahan, Clayton Earle McGovern, Charles Miller, Sgt. Glenn D. Mount, Maynard Mustaine, Herman Ortman, Alfred Peck, Harry Reed, Ottis Rowley, Freeman Selsor, Guy B. Shafer, Ray Simms, Charlie Smith, George Dewey Stout, Willard Wise, Forest Woodard, Bernie
Andrews, Eugene W. Andrews, William H. Barris, George Beck, William M. Bell, Bruce E. Berry, Edward Bills, Richard Bird, Charles Boone, John Franklin Britton, William T. Brooks, Emory Brown, Pvt. Walter Eugene Bunnell, Paul Burris, Otho Carel, Cpl. Clarence E. Castle, Frank D. Devine, Lt. Robert Dick, Paul C. Downing, William L. Dysert, Carl Wilber Elliott, Billie J. Elliott, Curtis Fair, Thomas Eugene Felger, Charles Fortney, Herbert L. Ginn, Sgt. Jack Green, Jack Greeno, Roger William Gregg, Russell E. Hammye, Pvt. Paul V. Headings, Boyd W. Heath, PFC. Wayne W. Hennselman, Chester H. Hill, Charles R. Hinkle, Ben Hoey, Staff Sgt. James Hughes, Sgt Ralph H. Hull, Kenneth Hurley, Donald Huston, Walter D. Jordan, William C. Kennedy, Staff Sgt. Ernest Kimmel, Charles J. Kinney, Sgt. James Knerr, Robert F. Kotsaris, Lester P. Licklider, Herbert Paul Lind, Richard Loffer, PFC James L. Long, Frederick V. Long, Cpl. William Howard Longbrake, John Robert Longenecker, 2nd Lt. Robert T. Lord, Vernon Lowman, Harry E. Lundermann, Donald Henry McCauley, James T. McConnell, PFC James McCormick, Robert D. McGinnis, Dale
Akey, John Edward Brinkley, John R. Focht, Irvin E. Hoffman, FC Franklin R. Lewis, Lyman Eugene Phipps, PFC Alvin Seaman, James G. Shafer, Willard James, Jr.
Vietnam / Southeast Asia
Bechtel, Herbert Stephen Brown, R. Dennis Cornelius, John A. Davis, Duane Michael Earick, James Allen Early, James Michael
Dugan, Donald A.
War on Terror
Hansen, Dennis Hodge, Jeremy Spicer, David A.
Erected 2021 by BHS AGAPE Club American Legion Post 686.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 40° 20.886′ N, 83° 45.183′ W. Marker is in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in Logan County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of East Lake Avenue (County Road 11) and Superior Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the wall of the Bellefontaine High School, at the Digital Learning Center, on the northeast corner of the complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 E Lake Ave, Bellefontaine OH 43311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 213 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.