MOSSAR Harry S. Truman Chapter Color Guard Photo Gallery
Harry S. Truman Chapter Meeting 298th Meeting Independence, MO April 10th, 2010
Pictured here is guest speaker, Mrs. Crystal Greer, along with President Dirk A. Stapleton and the Harry S. Truman Color Guard. Mrs. Greer conducted a presentation on Civil War Medicine. Mrs. Greer provided very interesting facts that included: two-thirds of soldiers that died during the Civil War succumbed to disease; The basis of modern medicine was founded during the Civil War because new ideas were needed in order to treat thousands of wounded and dying soldiers; More than 620,000 people were dead at the end of the Civil War. If new medical procedures and medicines hadn't been invented during the Civil War, the death rate would have been double; and medical professionals had no concept of sanitary conditions, antiseptics or germs when the Civil War began. By the time it ended, they were more educated on the impact that these things had on the death rate. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Mrs. Greer after her presentation.
(L-R) Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander; Mrs. Crystal Greer; and President Dirk A. Stapleton.