At a Post meeting on Thursday, March 11, 1920, the permanent name of Post 29 was changed to Charles Ray Simmons Post No. 29, honoring the memory of the first Sherman man killed in France. Corporal Charles Ray Simmons was the son of Charles C. Simmons from Sherman. He enlisted in February, 1917 and went to France as a member of the 28th Infantry, Rainbow Division. He died May 22, 1918, as a result of a hand grenade.

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