Price Camp SCV Price Camp SCV
Camp Roster
by Gene Dressel

     1998 was one of the most momentous years in the history of Sterling camp Price #145. It was this year that we hosted the National Sons of Confederate Veterans Reunion in St. Louis. Most of 1997, and the first half of 1998 was consumed by planning for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Meetings were moved from the Olive Garden Restaurant to a series of various locations, and began to take on the aspect of a traveling circus.  Newsletter editor, Doug Harding was on assignment in Bosnia most of the year, and Commander Sappington initiated a project to donate a 41 volume collection of Confederate publications to several area libraries.  A full size replica of our Camp Banner was reproduced,and a picture of it graces the front and back covers of this booklet. The National Convention was held in St. Louis this year on August 5-8th. Headquarters were at the Adams Mark Hotel in downtown St. Louis.  Col. James Speicher, who had done a splendid job as Camp Adjutant, was reassigned to Kansas this year, and the loss to the Camp was sorely felt. Col. Speicher was the backbone of the organization, and replacing him was an impossible task. Dr. Hardy and Robert L. Hawkins III served as co-chairmen for the 1998 SCV Reunion, and the Gen. Bowen Chapter of the MOSB conducted several tours of Confederate sites in St. Louis during the convention. Larry Limpus was appointed National Judge-Advocate-General,  Dr. Hardy - Surgeon-in-Chief, and Ollie Sappington - Quartermaster-in-Chief.  Dr. Hardy received the Distinguished service Medal, Larry Limpus the Citation for Distinguished Service, Gene Dressel and Shawn Seithel the Commander-in-Chief’s Award. Also in 1998, Patrick J. Hardy, MD received the Jefferson Davis Chalice, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a member by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.