Brace Beemer was the youngest person to join the U.S. Army.  He was only 14 years old when he enlisted in 150th Field Artillery which was attached to Col. Douglas McArthur's Rainbow Division .

Brace was wounded in combat durng WWI. He was gassed, machine gunned and hit by shrapnel. Later he was awarded a Purple Heart, Victory Medal, and an accolade from President Wilson.

Brace Beemer's wife, Leta,  was an actress who did volunteer work in many  local schools.

Brace Beemer became personal friends with the Director of the FBI - J. Edgar Hover.

Mr. Hoover was a pallbearer at Mr. Beemer's funeral.

Other roles Brace Beemer  played included the role of Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.

He also broadast the Indianapolis 500 on radio.

The Lone Ranger's horse was stabled at Mr. Beemer's farm on West Drahner. The horse was actually named "Silver's Pride."  Rumors exist that Silver is buried on the property.

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