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Elmer, Missouri - Early History
Carter-Howe American Legion Post #24
On July 22, 1935, the Carter-Howe Post #24 of the American Legion was chartered in Elmer. The post was named for D.R. Carter and Myrl Howe, both from Elmer, who were killed in France during World War I.
The first Commander of the post was James A. Parrett. Other charter officers were: Ralph Poston, Vice Commander; Rolla Minick, Adjutant; D.A. Drake, Chaplain; and Henry T. Howerton, Sergeant-at-Arms. Charter members of the post were: James A. Parrett, Rolla Minick, Swanson Smith, Walter L. LaForce, John I. Griffin, James E. Ford, Ralph C. Bennett, Ralph E. Johnson, Archie L. Helton, D.A. Drake, Samuel Dennis, Henry T. Howerton, John W. Ross, C.N. Issacson, Ralph R. Poston, Rochel Hughes, Lewis F. Dale, P.N. Flowers, Lloyd Stull and John W. Arment.
The Carter-Howe American Legion Post #24 was never disbanded. Due to lack of interest after World War II, the post still remains inactive.
Myrl Howe, died in France 1918