delara newsDelaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH VOL 37 NUMBER 11
Will Hoffine, N8HDM
Beallsville is a village in Monroe County in Southeastern Ohio. The town was laid out by Citizen Beall in 1824, incorporated in 1850 andbecame a stop on the Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railroad.Lying in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the beautiful hillsand valleys of the area are affectionately known to locals as Switzerlandof Ohio, from which the local school district derives it's name. Thepopulation in 1880 was 391 and 409 as of the 2010 census.Beallsville has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest casualty rate during the Vietnam War. Between 1966 and 1971, this community, then of 475, lost six of their men, all under age of 21. Five other men from Monroe County also lost their lives in the conflict, compounding the loss for one of Ohio's lesser populated counties. In 1969, citizens worked with congressional members to prevent further loss of life to the area's men but to no avail.Ssgt. Glenn E. McCammon 32 U.S. Army Woodsfield, OHPfc. Jack Pittman 20 U.S. Army Beallsville, OHPfc. Duane T. Greenlee 19 U.S. Marine Corps Beallsville, OHCpl. Charles G. Schnegg 20 U.S. Army Beallsville, OHSP4 Richard L. Rucker 20 U.S. Army Beallsville, OHHm3 William R. “Bobbie” Lucas 20 U.S. Navy Beallsville, OHCpl. Dwight H. Ball 20 U.S. Army Sardis , OHSP4 Stephen M. Janeda U.S. Army Brownsville, OH SP4 Phillip M. Brandon U.S. Army 19 Beallsville, OHPfc. Dale R. Hood 20 U.S. Army Lewisville, OHSsgt. James A. Ravencraft 30 U.S. Army Clarington, OHRef: History of Monroe County Ohio thewall-usa.comWikipediaremarkableohio.orgPlease show your respect for these fallen servicemen and all veterans onVeteran's Day, Sunday, November 11.