Past Commander Biography

Gov. Crapo Camp No. 145

Department of Michigan
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Kim Donald Shaw, PCC
Camp Commander - 2000

The Brothers of the Gov. Crapo Camp No. 145 elected Kim Donald Shaw of Flint, Commander of the Camp on November 19, 1999. Brother Shaw was installed on January 15, 2000. He is the seventh Camp Commander elected by the Gov. Crapo Camp after its organization in 1992.

Brother Shaw traces his Civil War roots to William Michael Begole, First Lieutenant, Company A, 23rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Lt. Begole died of wounds suffered at the battle of Kennasaw Mountain during the Civil War.

Brother Shaw has served in most Camp positions and has also been an Officer within the Department of Michigan and the National Organization. He has an avid love of history, especially American history and Civil War history in particular, which has led him to his involvement with the SUVCW and reenacting.

With the rank of captain, Brother Shaw is the Commanding Officer of Company C, Eighth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a position in which he is very proud to serve. Brother Shaw is also a member of the Masons, is a Shriner, a Knight in the Knights of Columbus, and is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.