Mt. Pulaski American Legion Ryman - Fuiten Post 447  click here

...MP American Legion Post 447  <-- Rental Hall
Named in honor of Dr. Herman D. Ryman, Sr., and Zachary Fuiten,
who gave up their lives in action, perpetuate the tradition of the Nation. 
Posthumous decoration for bravery was accorded Dr. Ryman,
who is interred in Arlington National Cemetery. 
Mt. Pulaski & Vicinity Veterans
from American's Greatest Generation 
Only a few of many Mount Pulaski & Vicinity Fallen 
One of many gravesites in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery revealing hardships brought on by war - this one during WWI - of Mt. Pulaski's Floyd Eugene Scroggin, born in 1895 - killed in action during the Battle of the Argonne Forest (a long strip of rocky mountain & wild woodland in north-eastern France) in the service of his country on Oct. 23, 1918.
  Picture of        Herbert was the son of Samuel T. and Martha S. Jones Ryman. Samuel was the son of Dr. Justice Riter Ryman.
     Herbert married Cora Norris on September 7, 1898.  Cora and Herbert had three children: 2 daughters, Christine (1902-?) and Lucille (1906-?) married Mr. Carroll (In 1985, Lucille was the Secretary-Treasurer of Clarion Enterprises, Inc. Motion Picture Division in Van Nuys, California); and one son, Herbert Dickens Ryman whose memorial is found in the Famous section of Find A Grave.
     Herbert entered medical college in Topeka, Kansas and graduated with honors. He and Cora also taught school while in Kansas and he served as principal of Richmond and Rochester schools. He also served as Town Clerk in Richmond. He practiced medicine in Shawnee County, Kansas for a short period of time and then returned to Vernon, Illinois to establish his practice.
     He enllisted as a doctor in World War I on April 30,1917 and while attending wounded in France was mortally wounded himself and died on August 17, 1918.
 Corp Zachary Taylor Fuiten  Picture of FUITEN, Zachary T., Lake Fork

Cpl, Company K, 11th Inf, 5th Div., Killed in France, Zackary Taylor Fuiten b-March 11, 1892 Logan County IL
       Thomas Deibert was born on December 26, 1921 and was from Illinois. He served as the Top Turret gunner of a B-24. On December 17, 1943 B-24J (44-41016) piloted by 1LT Thomas West, flying out of Torretta, Italy as part of the 765th Bomber Squadron, 461st Bomber Group, 49th Bomber Wing, 15th Airforce, on a raid to bomb the Odertal Oil Refinery in Germany. The formation was attacked by enemy aircraft and shot down. The plane crashed near Troubky in the present-day Czech Republic. Six of the crew perished; 4 were able to parachute to safety and were captured. Deibert was killed in the crash. He was originally buried in the Troubky town cemetery but was later repatriated to his present grave. The town of Troubky buried the downed airmen and remembered them in a beautiful grave/memorial in the town cemetery. The American Flag is flown over the grave every December 17 and July 4th.