Men from Gallatin, MO, and the area who were enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserves participated in annual training at Camp McCoy, WI, during the late 1950s. They were a part of Battery B, 381st Field Artillery Battalion, 102nd Ozark Division. The Gallatin reserves went to the meetings at Camp McCoy twice a month. Kenneth Mort of Jamesport, MO, who shares this photograph, knew a few of the men in the photograph. They are from left to right: Oxy Loxterman is first on the front row; CO Nevin Smith, specialist 4th Class, is fifth on the front row; Dean Trosper, executive officer, is sixth on the first row; Sgt. Marvin Teel is ninth on the first row; Dean Wilson, specialist 4th Class, is ninth on the second row; Kenny is either the second from the left or second from the right on the second row; Tommy Ramsbottom, Specialist 4th Class, is third on the back row. Junior Terry is also known to be in the picture somewhere.
Visit the 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail, located 2 blocks west of the Daviess County Courthouse in Gallatin, MO. This historic relic is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a visitors’ center — by appointment,
Trudi Burton, ph: 660.663.7342
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