By Jonna Spelbring Priester
Landmark News Service
When it opened in March of 1946, the Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 was named after two men who lost their lives during World War II.
The post was formed with WWII veterans, and quickly had a membership of 89. At the time, more than 1,200 Marion County residents were said to be eligible for membership.
Porter Ray Marple was the first man from Marion County to be killed during the war, and William T. Caldwell was son of then Marion County Sherriff J. Herman Caldwell.