The Brothers of Gov. Crapo Camp No.
145 elected Daniel V. Graves of Flushing, Commander on 20 Nov. 1996.
A Charter Member of the Camp, Brother Graves was installed on January
18, 1997. He was the Camp's fourth Commander.
Among his Civil War ancestors, Brother Graves traces
his roots back to a Great Great Uncle, Alfred Taylor, who served
in CO.A, First Michigan Cavalry, Michigan Cavatry Brigade. Alfred
was wounded at White Post, Virginia in 1864. Brother Graves qualifying
ancestor is Valerous E. Graves, a Great Great Uncle. Valerous served
in CO.G., First Michigan Engineers & Mechanics. He enlisted
in 1864 and served to the end of the war.
Brother Graves has served in many Camp Offices including
Secretary, Treasurer, Junior Vice Commander, Senior Vice Commander
and Guide. Brother Graves served as Adjutant for the 30th Michigan
Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve in the Rank of Second
Lieutenant from 1995 - 1997. The 30th Michigan SVR is the Color
Guard for the Department of Michigan.
Brother Graves currently serves in the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary. He has served as both Flotilla & Division Staff
Officer. His current administrative assignment is Flotilla Commander,
Flint. He also serves in Support of Coast Guard Surface Operations
at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Essexville, MI. Brother Graves
is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 64,
Flint. He currently serves as a member of American Legion Post 64's
Color Guard. Dan's link to the American Legion is through his Father,
Vernon M. Graves Jr.. Vernon was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean