THREE WWII BROTHERS BURIED HIGH ABOVE WEST FORK - Grantsville's VFW Sets Marker For Post Commander


Civil War Vet Nathan McDonald (1845-1935), shown with grandkids,
was a fixture along the lower West Fork, residing in a log house
just across the river in Roane County from the Village of Hassig,
is buried in Wyatt Cemetery (From the Randall Whytsell Collection)

VFW vets, after setting flag at the Wyatt
Cemetery, pause to remember their comrades


Grantsville's VFW Post 5959 ventured across the West Fork of the Little Kanawha this week from the Hassig-Richardson area to a high hill, erecting another American flag in honor of American soldiers.

The Wyatt Cemetery is the burial site of at least three Civil War Veterans.

Noticeably interred in the Wyatt cemetery, three brothers from the Brass family who served in WWII, with one also serving in the Korean War, and a first cousin

The brothers and cousin from the deep woods above the West Fork
served in WWII, Cecil Edward Brass 1925-1961 (Army); Richard
J. Brass 1922-1974 (Army); Charles Lee Brass 1920-1962, also
Korean War (Army); Leroy Victor Brass 1926-1977 (Navy)

Civil War vets Nicholson and Wyatt repose in Wyatt Cemetery

Vets ascend hill above the home of deceased Post Commander
(5959) Albert Gale Tanner to erect a monument in his honor