Jim Bolin was born March 1, 1925 in Morgan Co., Kentucky, and died January 15, 1996 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio. A veteran of World War II, he served in the famed Texas Division, fighting his way from Sicily through Italy and France before being captured in the Black Forest of Germany. He served the rest of the war as a P.O.W. His awards included the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. After the war, he married Eula Cope, and had two daughters, Evelyn and Madelyn. He was a Standard Oil dealer for many years.