Many of our early settlers had served in the Civil War for Iowa and other states, and Walnut had a Grand Army of the Republic post for many years which consisted of Civil War veterans.
Walnut's first man to die in war was Christian Von Kaus (or Kaus), who died from malaria while aboard a hospital ship in the harbor at Yokohoma, Japan during the Spanish-
American war in 1898. Kaus was not born in Walnut, and had moved away to Wyoming when he joined the 1st Wyoming Infantry at the outset of the war.
Walnut's first native to die in war was Theo Carey, who died in action in France in 1919.
The following photos show some shots of our GAR members, and also photos of 8 of the 16 Walnutites who died during wartime.
Carroll, Roger labeled
leroy linn 1936 grad
everett hoover class of 1934
james mccloud capture
orville beckendorf capture
theo carey pic
Christian Kaus pic
1912 Ring Ride Days parade 2