Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dragoons Community Service Camp Project Indian Hills Cemetery Clean-up and Renovation

Saturday morning August 16th the Dragoons conducted their third foray into the Indian Hills Cemetery. Nine Dragoons and one non-member gave one, two, up to four hours in the Alabama summer heat to help with this important and historically-valuable effort between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. This project has been described by some Dragoons as the best project ever undertaken by Camp 1524. The effort is being led by Dragoon Benny Harris, and already several local residents have expressed their appreciation for this community service being provided by the Dragoons with some assistance from the folks who live on each side of the cemetery.  Indian Hills Cemetery pre-dates the city of Prattville so is of great historical importance; several Dragoons including Lt. A.Y. Smith are buried there. The cemetery is located on Autauga County Road 86 about 1 1/2 miles off Hwy 82. 
1st Lt Harold Grooms, Lead Benny Harris and James Spears

Tom Crowley, brother of Dragoon Tyrone Crowley

Adjutant Wayne Sutherland assists Bill Branch with sawing a felled tree

The Tombstone of Dragoon Lt. A Y Smith

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