Noble Wyatt continued as Commander this year, and there was a continual increase in membership as he worked to make the Camp more active. In July of 1980 Jimmy Dee Woods III was elected Commander, and Devin Day served as Adjutant. By the end of the year they boasted a membership of 39, as follows:
Charles H. Andrews
Lowell C. Bankhead Jr.
H. Jackson Bradley III Dr. Phillip Brumbaugh James L. Buckley Jr.
William K. Gardner Jr. T. C. Carlin J. D. Cooper
Emory G. Craig Devin F. Day Judge Ivan Lee Holt Jr.
J. Allen Huddleston Jr. Col. D. H. Hundley M. Alexander Jones
Maury F. Jones I. A. Long Joseph M. Menius
John J. McDermott E. D. Mitchell A. Wellborne Moise
Clint Murphy Frederic Niemeyer James C. Patrick
C. Lee Pope Scott H. Radcliffe Donn L. Gayler
Courtney Shands Jr. Courtney Shands III Charles S. Via
William J. Winetroub Jimmy Woods Noble K. Wyatt
Stanley D. Wyatt Thomas I. Wyatt Dan Yancy
Don S. Schomburg Glenn Cassidy David L. Guise
Jim Woods served as Camp Commander til July of 1983 when Devin Day was
Commander Devin Day served as Camp Commander from July 1983 til 1987. Camden l. Cherbonnier served as Adjutant, and they held regular meetings at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and St. George on Wydown Boulevard. During this time money was raised for a monument to the Missourians at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, five Confederate General’s and four Congressmen’s graves were marked, the Sterling Price monument was re-engraved, and the Camp was completely reorganized although the membership had dropped to 29 members, as follows:
C. Frederick Barbee
Philip Brumbaugh Camden Cherbonnier J. D. Cooper
Devin F. Day William k. Gardner Ivan Lee Holt Jr.
Thomas C. Howard Col. D. H. Hundley M. Alexander Jones
Charles E. Lee I. A. Long Ed Mitchell
A. Wellborne Moise Clinton A. Murphy Clinton J. Murphy
Fred Niemeyer William Osborne James C. Patrick
Gary A. Powell Courtney Shands Jr. Charles Via
Frank P. Wilfley Noble Wyatt Stanley Wyatt
Jimmy Woods John Zilliken
The membership continued to dwindle til by the end of 1986 there were
only 15 members left in the Camp. Toward the end of 1987 Compatriot Patrick
Gaylord O’Connor served briefly as Commander. He was also serving on the
staff of the newly reorganized Missouri Division.
In 1988 John Karel was elected Camp Commander, and under his guidance and
leadership the Camp began to rebuild. Commander Karel re-instituted many
of the Camp traditions, and began to have regular monthly Camp meetings.
The membership slowly increased, and a Camp Newsletter “The Army Argus”
was began. Mike Pierce was elected Lt. Commander, and Gene Dressel was
elected Adjutant. Mike Pierce had a monument to the Confederate dead erected
at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, and was honored by the Missouri
Division for his efforts. The Camp attended “Sterling Price Days”
in Keytesville, Missouri in September which was addressed by Commander
Robert l. Hawkins III. In January of 1989 Commander Karel was the keynote
speaker at the United daughters of the Confederacy’s General’s Luncheon,
and the Camp attended the Lee/Jackson Dinner in Columbia, Missouri.