BRADLEY - CARVER POST 492
104 MAIN STREET
ELMO, MISSOURI 64445
The American Legion, the nation's largest congressionally chartered veterans organization, dates to 1919 when those being discharged following World War I held organizational meetings in Paris, France, and later in St. Louis, Missouri. Today the American Legion has some 18,000 local Posts in all states of the union and several overseas locations. .
The Department of Missouri also dates to 1919 as a state organization within The American Legion. The Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with another headquarters located in Washington, D.C.
American Legion Bradley - Carver Post 492, Department of Missouri, was named
to memorialize two Elmo citizens who laid down their lives for their country. Walter L. Bradley
was killed in action in France during World War I and Robert Carver lost his life in Germany in
World War II.
Post 492 was organized in August 1946 and holds its meetings at the Post Headquarters on Elmo's Main Street.