Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War

Office of the Commander-in-Chief

Donald D. Palmer Jr., Commander-in-Chief

147 Lucerne Place

Ballwin, MO 63011


General Order #17

SERIES 2011-2012

21 March 2012


  1. I have the sad duty of reporting the passing of Past Commander-in-Chief Alan R. Loomis. He passed away on 19 March at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer.

  2. PCinC Loomis was a long time member of David D. Porter Camp #116 in Valparaiso, IN. He served two terms as Camp Commander and three terms as Indiana Department Commander. He was elected Commander-in-Chief on 11 August 1996 at the 115th National Encampment in Columbus, OH.

  3. PCinC Loomis was a friend and mentor to many in the SUVCW and will be remembered for his significant accomplishments in support of our Order. Notable accomplishments include his work to restore the GAR Highway to prominence, the establishment of the Iron Brigade Highway and service as chairman of the Lincoln Tomb Program Committee.

  4. I am requesting that all membership badges, Camp and Department charters and the National website be draped in black until 21 April 2012 in remembrance of PCinC Loomis.

  5. Brothers wishing to express condolences may sign the electronic guest book established at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso, IN. The guest book and sympathy card options may be accessed at


Ordered this 21st Day of March 2012.

Donald D. Palmer Jr.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Eugene Mortorff
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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