Two World War I veterans buried at the Camden Point Community Cemetery will have headstones to honor their service.
On Tuesday, May 22, John Grimes will help set two headstones during a ceremony open the public at 2 p.m. to honor George Bernard Stone and David Christopher Leavel — neither have a spot marking their final resting spot.
Grimes, a St. Joseph resident, is working with the North Platte School District to try to get students there for this event. He has also tried to reach military officials in Leavenworth, Kan., to see if they would be part of this event.
Stone lived in rural Platte County and joined the Missouri National Guard based out of Liberty on Jan. 19, 1916. In the spring of 1917 he was sent overseas and was killed in action on Aug. 10, 1918 in France.
That same day, 100 miles away, Leavel was killed. Leavel grew up in Camden Point and was part of the Dearborn graduating class of 1913. He joined the military on Sept. 25, 1917, being a draftee out of the Kansas National Guard based in Emporia, Kan.
Both bodies were buried stateside in 1921.