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B2 • Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Issaquah Press

Archie Adair

Buford R. (Bud) Ambrose

Albert Anderson

Rodney Albert Anderson

Vern G. Anderson

Allen Sherman Anderson

Daniel T. Anderson

Gilbert R. Andress

William Ernest Arndt

Born: May 5, 1911 Died: Feb. 18, 1985 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Germany in World War II Details of service: While with the 83rd Infantry Division in Germany, was awarded the combat infantryman’s badge for displaying exemplary conduct in action

Deceased Highest rank achieved: SK2 (store keeper second class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: South Pacific — USS Saginaw Bay Dates of service: Feb. 15, 1943 to Feb. 5, 1946

Born: Feb. 28, 1892 Died: Oct. 1969 Highest rank achieved: Fireman Second Class Branch of service: Navy Where served: U.S.S. New York Dates of service: May, 17, 1917 to May 7, 1918

Born: Apr. 16, 1925 Died: Nov. 16, 2000 Branch of service: Army Where served: Europe Details of service: served in World War II in the 97th Infantry Division and drove a jeep

Born: Nov. 23, 1927 Died: May 16, 2008 Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: Navy and Army Where served: Fort Lewis, Fort Lawton, Whittier (Alaska), Port of Embarkation in Seattle Dates of service: 1946 (Navy) then discharged after eight months, drafted again in 1951 Details of service: in Seattle, was a military police officer at the main gate, in Alaska unloaded ships

Highest rank achieved: E-3 Branch of service: U.S. Navy Dates of service: Dec. 2, 1972 to April 7, 1977 Details of service: Hull tech, was on the USS Samuel Gompers, USS John Paul Jones, USS Kitty Hawk; was off the coast of Vietnam from late 1973 until mid-1975; finished enlistment in dry dock at Bremerton shipyard overhauling the Kitty Hawk

Branch of service: U.S. Navy Highest rank achieved: ET2 Where served: Atlantic Theater two years aboard USS Pocono, flagship of the Atlantic Fleet Details of service: Served as electronic technician (UHF specialist); President Truman was often aboard the ship, using my radio shack and equipment. Years of service: 1946-1948

Highest rank achieved: Carpenters mate third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy, SeaBees Naval Construction Wounded in action: Gun explosion caused tinnitus Where served: Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa Dates of service: July 7, 1943 to March 6, 1946

Highest rank achieved: Baker second class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Pacific Dates of service: March 1943 to December 1945

Edward E. Authier John Arnold Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Commander Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: U.S., Cuba, three tours in Vietnam Dates of service: August 1955 to January 1982

Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Germany, Korea, Vietnam and U.S. Dates of service: 1960 - 1980 Details of service: Was a senior Army aviator

John Michael Barry Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Vietnam Details of service: 1st Marine Air Wing, 3rd Marine Division; served in combat at Khe Sahn Combat Base during Tet and the Siege of Khe Sahn in February 1968; I Corps below the DMZ; in combat in Vietnam from December 1967 to August 1969 Dates of service: February 1966 to February 1972

Paul Eugene Bartholomew

Dan Boni

Highest rank achieved: Corporal; airman second class Branch of service: Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve/U.S. Naval Reserve Where served: United States Dates of service: Jan. 23, 1946 U.S.N.R to June 4, 1946; June 1948 A.N.G. to June 1952; May 1, 1951 U.S. Air Force to Dec. 20, 1951

Born: Aug. 25, 1924 Branch of service: Navy Where served: Motor machinist’s mate second class unit Dates of service: Sept. 17, 1943 to March 31, 1946 Details of service: served in combat in the South Pacific for two years; Ship PGM8 received two letters of commendation for services in Northern Solomons and the Philippines

David Hardman Black Sr. William Bentz Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: South Pacific, New Guinea Philippines; Fort Lawton, Wash. Dates of service: 1943-1946, 19481949

Harry G. Behrens Highest rank achieved: LTJG Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Served in Korea for one year Dates of service: 1953-1955 Details of service: Was landing craft control officer on the USS Logan

Paul Thomas Boone

Louis Boni Born: Nov. 24, 1918 Died: 2003 in Issaquah Branch of service: Navy, water tender Dates of service: April 3, 1942 to Nov. 29, 1945, and the Korean War Details of service: served in combat in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War

Born: Sept. 26, 1924 Died: Oct. 7, 2009 Highest rank achieved: Flight officer Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: P-51 pilot in combat in the Philippines, New Guinea and other places in the South Pacific Details of service: He was in Japan after the bomb was dropped, and ferried numerous planes from the islands to storage areas. Dates of service: 1943-1946

Walter Lee Brazelton

David Wayne Bracken Born: 1917 Died: 1979 (in Issaquah) Highest rank achieved: PFC Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Aleutian Islands Details of service: Signal Corps Dates of service: 1942 to 1945

Highest rank achieved: First sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: 508th MP BN, Military Police; Fort Lawton, Wash.; 61st MP Co., France; 62d MP (RAFP) Co.; USAREC, Bloomington, Ill.; Special Forces Thailand-Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam; 1st Infantry Division Fwd., Germany; and Fort Lewis Dates of service: October 1956 to December 1977

Carl B. Bridges Deceased (at age 70) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Stationed on the USS Braine Dates of service: 1952-1956

Jim Briody Highest rank achieved: Specialist 5 (E-5) Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: U.S. Military Liaison Mission, West Berlin and Potsdam, East Germany Dates of service: 1961-1964

Jean-Michel Christopher Wayne E. Busby Born: 1920 Died: 1995 Highest rank achieved: Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class; ratings held — S1c, AMM3c, AMM2c Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: NRAB Seattle, NRAB Pasco, Hed Ron 14-2, FAW14, Hed Ron Fleet Airwing Six-FAW-4 Dates of service: April 1942 to October 1945

Gaius Sunday Buxton

Fred Butler Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Vietnam, Germany and U.S. Dates of service: Jan. 8, 1963 to Jan. 31, 1990

Highest rank achieved: Signalman third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Signalman on staff of Commander Transport Division 60 in the Pacific area on the USS Grimes; Okinawa Campaign, initial occupation of Tokyo Bay Area and Nagasaki, Japan Dates of service: 1944-1946

Joseph Elmer Chevalier Born: Aug. 3, 1925 Highest rank achieved: Coxswain on the USS PGM19 Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Okinawa and Ryukyus Dates of service: August 1942 to January 1946

Highest rank achieved: EM2 (electricians mate second class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: USS City of Corpus Christi Dates of service: August 1992 to August 1998

Alice L. Davis

Gerald Patrick Darst Dallas Cross

George W. Croft Jr. (Bud) Highest rank achieved: E9 (master chief petty officer) Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Pacific Theatre, WWII Wounded in action: In Pearl Harbor hospital recovering from appendectomy when the Japanese began bombing Pearl Harbor. Ran out to veranda to see the entire Harbor as it was being bombed. Read his story in the military section on AncientFaces.com. Dates of service: 1941-1971

Highest rank achieved: PFC, U.S. Army Infantry (twice achieved) Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., and Fort Meyer — Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Dates of service: Active service, Sept. 11, 1957 to Sept. 10, 1959; Army Reserve, 1959-1962 Details of service: Drill platoon in The Old Guard Regiment, 1957; worked with the Secret Service as bayonet-guarded cordon lines to limit access to the President and visiting heads of state

James R. Darst Born: Jan. 1, 1927 Died: Oct. 27, 2011 Branch of service: U.S. Navy Dates of service: 1945-1947 Details of service: served aboard a landing-craft carrier in the Pacific Theater during World War II

Born: March 17, 1932 Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: Army Dates of service: 1951-1952 Details of service: served in combat in Korea

Highest rank achieved: Petty officer first class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: San Diego; Great Lakes, Ill.; Pearl Harbor; Camp LeJune, N.C. Dates of service: Aug. 11, 1994 to present

Born: Nov. 5, 1945 Died: Feb. 24, 2008 Highest rank achieved: SP5 E-5 (T) Feb 1969 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Thailand (1966-68) Korea (1970) Dates of service: 1965 to 1977 Details of service: Served in Vietnam in 1972 and was exposed to Agent Orange; received the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal (second award), two overseas bars and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm; buried at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Ky.

Theodore Vernon Colbert Sr. Born: Jan. 22, 1922 Died: Jan. 6, 2012 Highest rank achieved: PFC/ Special Weapons Group Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: World War II, in the Pacific Region and fought in the Russell and Solomon islands, on Rendova Island, and in Guam and the Guadalcanal Islands, and stormed many beaches Dates of service: Nov. 12, 1942 to May 5, 1945 Details of service: awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon 1 star for New Georgia Group Operations

Angelo Boni Born: Dec. 26, 1926 Died: July 24, 2006 in Issaquah Highest rank achieved: Private Branch of service: Army Dates of service: June 22, 1945 to Nov. 11, 1946

Christopher Brown Sr. Highest rank achieved: ABH 3rd class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: CVN 68 USS Nimitz Details of service: Served in Atlantic Fleet with multiple cruises to the Mediterranean area Dates of service: March 1979 to March 1983

Roger Lee Brown Highest rank achieved: Army PFC and Navy MR3 Branch of service: Army and Navy Where served: 41st Infantry Division 146 Field Artillery (Army); USS Ticonderoga; USS Coral Sea Details of service: Multiple cruises with Pacific Fleet to the Far East Dates of service: Army 1955-58; Navy 1958-62

Phillip James Conway Born: Feb. 22, 1926 Highest rank achieved: Coxswain on the USS Renshaw Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: World War II — Solomon Islands, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Guam Details of service: He was the coxen charged with ferrying the “big shots” to shore and transporting work crews around the ship or to shore in a “gig.” Dates of service: 1943 to 1946

William Michael Cooper Born: April 25,1940 Highest rank achieved: Master sergeant Branch of service: Air Force, Marine Corps Where served: served in combat, Vietnam Conflict, first Marine platoon to land, stayed until 1967 Dates of service: USMC September 1958 to June 1967 Details of service: also in the Air Force and then the Reserves from 1980 to April 2000, retired after 29 years; from the Air Force: Meritorious Service Award, Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, Nave Unit Commendation, Air Force Training Ribbon; from Marines: Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Christopher Brown Jr. Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Stryker Brigade Details of service: Fought in every major battle in Iraqi Freedom, including Fallujah, Mosul and Baghdad; received two Purple Hearts, Commendation for Stryker Vehicle Commander under hostile engagements; Personal Commendation Medal for Operation Iraqi Freedom Dates of service: November 2004 to present

Robert R. Coward Born: June 6, 1939 Highest rank achieved: Adjutant 3 Branch of service: Navy, Aviation Machinist Mate Where served: aircraft carriers, U.S.S. Kearsarge CVA 33 — U.S.S. Oriskany CVA 34 Dates of service: Sept. 10, 1957 to Sept. 10, 1961

Thomas D. Donegan

Jack Dompier

Raymond C. Davis

W.J. (Joe) Dodge Died: June 3, 1982 Highest rank achieved: Private (infantry) Branch of service: U.S. Army (Samuel Company) Where served: Georgia, not deployed Dates of service: Discharged May 3, 1919

Born: July 8, 1941 Highest rank achieved: Radarman third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Far East, Pacific, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Details of service: Served on the USS Washburn and USS Cabildo Dates of service: 1959 to 1963

William Dixon Highest rank achieved: Bos’n mate second class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Mediterranean and Pacific Theatres Dates of service: October 1942 to January 1946

W.J. (Joe) Dodge Jr. Highest rank achieved: AO3 (aviation ordnance man third class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: USS Hancock CVA-19, Southeast Asia Dates of service: October 1961 to November 1963

In loving memory of SSgt. Dale and Lt. Alice Lee

Born: Dec. 1, 1946 Highest rank achieved: RM3 Branch of service: Navy Dates of service: 1966-1970 Details of service: served in combat; the first tour to Vietnam was aboard the Destroyer USS Chevalier off the Vietnam coast in 1967-68. The last 2 1/2 years was spent on PBRs (River Patrol Boat) at PBR Mobile Base 1, north of Danang. One river that was patrolled was the HUE river.

Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Panama, England, Europe, Korea Wounded in action: Suffered machine gun leg wounds while leading a rifle platoon into Germany in February 1945 Dates of service: January 1940 – July 1946, July 1952 to January 1965

The Issaquah Press

Tauno L. Erickson Highest rank achieved: Technical sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Signal Corps Where served: Southwest and Central Pacific theaters Medal awarded: Bronze Star Dates of service: May 1942 to October 1945

Duane W. Englund Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: Army Engineers Where served: Europe, Philippine Islands Dates of service: July 1943 to January 1947

Joel Estey

Ralph Carl Eikenberry

Highest rank achieved: E-5 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Served in combat in I Corps South Vietnam, Da Nang Chulai; mostly in the field throughout tour of duty; American 196th Light Infantry Details of service: Wounded by booby trap; earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars Dates of service: 1967-1969

Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps infantry Where served: Served in a combat zone in Korea for six months in 1950 in the 7th Marines; was wounded at Chosin Reservoir and was air evacuated to Japan Dates of service: 1946-48; 1950-51

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Norma Ernsting-Emmons

David T. Evans

William Falkenstein

Barry A. Feder

Delbert E. Fleming

Highest rank achieved: Storekeeper Second Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Milledgeville, Ga.; and Bremerton, Wash. Dates of service: March 2, 1943 to July 12, 1945

Born: Oct. 2, 1943 Died: 2002 Highest rank achieved: 1st Lieutenant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Tour of duty was from 19671969 in Heidelberg, Germany Dates of service: 1967-1969 Details of service: Military Police and Criminal Investigation Division

Born: Dec. 22, 1913 Died: Dec. 18, 2001 Highest rank achieved: Master sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: WWII — New Guinea; Korean War — Seoul, Korea Dates of service: 1940-1960

Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army, retired Where served: Fort Polk, La., active duty; reserve units in Oregon and Washington; active duty for six months during Desert Storm (first Gulf War) Dates of service: Commissioned in 1969; active duty 1973-1975; reserves 1975-1995

Highest rank achieved: Chief petty officer Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Vietnam on various ships and commands Dates of service: 1957-1977

Doris Gross

John E. Flood Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Supply Corps Dates of service: Three years

Joseph L. Grove Born: March 16, 1942 Highest rank achieved: Sgt. First Class Branch of service: four years active duty Air Force, six years Navy Reserve, 10 years Army National Guard Where served: served four years at the Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; six years with the Navy Reserve in Alaska and Arkansas, and 10 years with the Arkansas Army National Guard Dates of service: 1960-1964; 19852002 Details of service: active duty Air Force 5040th Supply Squadron, US Navy Reserve and Army National Guard 875 Combat Engineers

Tyler Lenwood Fraker

Louis Charles Giraldin

Born: June 11, 1970 Highest rank achieved: E-4, fuels specialist Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: Spain during Desert Shield and Dahran, Saudi Arabia, during Desert Storm Details of service: 406th TFTW Dates of service: October 1990 to October 1994

Highest rank achieved: Radioman second class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: North Pacific Ocean Dates of service: April 12, 1944 to Feb. 21, 1946

Kenneth Lee Hampton Born: Nov. 12, 1931 Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Security Agency Where served: Korea Details of service: Served until the truce was signed Dates of service: 1952 to 1955

Luther Edward Franklin Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: ZP-4 and NADEVU Naval aviation units Details of service: Flew several aircraft and airships on East Coast on antisubmarine missions and as test beds for gadgets being designed at MIT; ferried the admiral who lined up the world’s warships at Norfolk’s 1954 Navy Centennial Parade (he was tall and somewhat upset I couldn’t strap a parachute harness on him); navigated the superconnie that tracked Kruschev’s plane as he departed our Northeast Coast 1957 Years of service: November 1953 to November 1957

Highest rank achieved: Lt. Col. Branch of service: Air Force (retired) Where served: service included WWII, occupation forces in Japan, troop carrier duties from Guam covering the entire South Pacific, the Berlin airlift, the Korean Conflict, and The Cold War era including Vietnam while serving in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Dates of service: enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in June 1943 and retired in June 1966 Details of service: served on B-17, B-29, F-2,C-54, KB-29, KC-97 and KC 135 aircraft and was instructor navigator/ master navigator

Ray Giaudrone Highest rank achieved: MM 1st Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Navy Post Office Dates of service: 1941-1945

Judson Burns Harper Born: Dec. 8, 1936 Highest rank achieved: Gunnery sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Korea and Vietnam Details of service: Awarded Combat Action Medal, two air medals, six good conduct medals, Navy commendation, served as aerial gunman on CH-46 helicopters Dates of service: Dec. 10, 1953 to June 30, 1973

Robert C. Harper Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Army Signal Corps MOS 1187 Where served: U.S. and Germany Dates of service: December 1952 to November 1954

David Hayes Highest rank achieved: Journalist first class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where Served: USS Simon Lake; Diego Garcia; USS Kittyhawk; Naval Station Sandpoint, Naval Station Everett Dates of service: 1987-1998

Archie Howatson James Thurston Hoganson Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army, infantry Where served: 40th and 24th Infantry Divisions in Korea Details of service: Served in combat in Korea as a medical tech Dates of service: May 1953 to March 1955

Bonnie Eugene Johnson Jr. Born: July 5, 1925 Died: March 29, 2012 Highest rank achieved: ETM 3C Branch of service: U.S. Navy Dates of service: Jan. 1, 1944 to May 31, 1946 Details of service: Great Lakes Naval Air Station in Radio Training School, radio operator, World War II veteran

Durward M. Garrett

Wayne Geiger Highest rank achieved: E4 Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: 1st Marine Division; served in combat in Danang, Vietnam, from May 1969 – May 1970 Dates of service: November 1968 to May 1970

S. William Hollingsworth

Shirley Beining Hilgemann

Ewert Hilgemann

Highest rank achieved: E5/SP5 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: 9th Adjutant General Fort Lewis; HQ U.S. Army Element, Brunssum, The Netherlands Medals awarded: Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal Details of service: We married one year before joining the U.S. Army. Would do it all over — the marriage and serving. Dates of service: 1975-1980

Highest rank achieved: E5/SP5 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: 9th Adjutant General Fort Lewis; HQ U.S. Army Element, Brunssum, The Netherlands Medals awarded: Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Expert (M16) Details of service: Married my high school sweetheart one year before joining the Army. She convinced me that serving together would be fun. It was. Dates of service: 1975-1980

Donnas D. Johnson Highest rank achieved: YN1 Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Mare Island Naval Shipyard; Alameda Naval Airbase Dates of service: 1950-1954

Born: 1925 Died: 2010 Highest rank achieved: PFC (private first class) Branch of service: U.S. Army 100th Infantry Wounded in action: Wounded in combat in France, Nov. 1944 Dates of service: World War II January 1944 to August 1945

Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Hawaii for 26 months; Served during combat in Okinawa, Japan, with the 892nd Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Co. in the 10th Army; he was a mechanic who kept the vehicles moving Dates of service: Jan. 5, 1942 to 1945

Ron Howatson Highest rank achieved: CD3 Branch of service: U.S. Navy — Seabees Where served: Korea 1952-1954

William Daniel Gilley Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Panama; Fort Columbia, Wash.; and Fort Stevens, Ore. (the forts guarding the mouth of the Columbia River) Details of service: Hurt very seriously in an accident as they fired one of the 10-inch disappearing guns at Fort Columbia early in 1942. Was unable to serve afterward and was discharged. Dates of service: 1936-1942

Highest rank achieved: Link instructor, involved in American Legion, first woman vice commander Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Corpus Christi, Texas Dates of service: 1941-1945

Roger L. Heric Died: 1994 Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Germany, 749th Tank Battalion Details of service: The 749th fought with the 76th Division, April 7-30, 1944; was wounded in action

Roy Inui Highest rank achieved: T5 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Was an allied translator, interpreter section; served in combat in the Philippines for two months Details of service: Received Presidential Unit Citation, Congressional Gold Medal (2011), Philippine Liberation Medal, others Dates of service: 1944-1946

Reed W. Jarvis Died: April 1, 2012 Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Washington National Guard, Washington State Guard Where served: Korea, Persian Gulf Details of service: Active and reserve Dates of service: March 1951 to June 2001

Steve Johnson Scott Wayne Johnson

Erik Johnson

Daryl E. Johnson Born: December 1927 Died: October 2009 Highest rank achieved: Seaman first class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Washington, D.C. Dates of service: 1945-1946

Highest rank achieved: Second class petty officer Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Iraq Dates of service: 1994-2006

Highest rank achieved: E4 AMH/ AMS Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: VAQ – 129 Viking Dates of service: 1978-1988

Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Vietnam Dates of service: August 1967 to August 1969

Gene Klineburger Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Utah, California, Arizona Dates of service: 1942-1945

Rolland R. Kiefel Highest rank achieved:

Larry R. Kulin Deceased Highest rank achieved: Yeoman Third Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Japan, Hawaii, Philippines Dates of service: 1959-1963

Ivan A. Lee Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant commander Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46); Vietnam 1972-1974 Dates of service: July 1969 to September 1974

Storekeeper second class (SK2) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Atlantic, Mediterranean, Gulf of Mexico aboard USS Exultant, USS Rigel, USS Des Moines, USS Conway Dates of service: June 6, 1958 to June 6, 1964

Arthur E. Landdeck Born: April 25, 1921 Died: March 9, 2003 Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army, 1393rd Engineer Construction Battalion; entry and training – Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark. Where served: During WWII, in the Pacific Theater – In the Philippines was in the Battle at Luzon Dates of service: June 15, 1942 to Dec. 23, 1945

Richard C. Larson Margaret (Slate) Larsen

Howard E. Landdeck Highest rank achieved: AX3 (aviation antisubmarine warfare technician, third class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Ream Field, Imperial Beach, Calif.; USS Bennington Dates of service: Nov. 17, 1961 to Aug. 31, 1965

Born: April 12, 1930 Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: Korea Details of service: As one of very few female radio repair technicians, she worked to prepare Presidents Truman’s and Eisenhower’s planes for flights in the Pacific. Dates of service: 1951-1954

Born: Aug. 3, 1919 Died: Nov. 26, 2010 Highest rank achieved: Tech Sergeant 5th Grade Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: 2nd Armored Division Headquarters Company 66th Armored Regiment Details of service: Fought in World War II — North Africa, Sicily, Holland, France, Belgium and Germany Dates of service: February 1941 to July 1945

Brown Bear Car Wash is proud to salute our community’s veterans.

Edward Prior Leahy Born: April 1, 1923 Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant JG Branch of service: U.S. Navy/ Marine Corps Where served: 4th Marine Division — Iwo Jima, Marshall Islands, Tinian, Saipan Details of service: Injured and taken to the hospital on the third day of attacks on Iwo Jima Dates of service: 1942 to 1945

Steven W. Lewis Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Vietnam Dates of service: 1966-1972

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Sean S. Lewis Highest rank achieved: Private first class Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Dates of service: 2011 – currently serving

William Kenneth Loken Born: Oct. 1, 1930 Highest rank achieved: JO3 Branch of service: Navy Where served: Whidbey Island Naval Air Station & Commander Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Dates of service: Jan. 17, 1951 to Dec. 3, 1954 Details of service: Journalist

Bob McCoy Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: USS Forrestal CVA59, Sixth Fleet (Mediterranean) Dates of service: 1966-1973

Robert C. Lyon

Branch of service: U.S. Army Highest rank achieved: First lieutenant Where served: General nursing care on the hospital ship Marigold, Zone of Interior and in the European and Southwest Pacific Theaters of operation Details of service: Was the youngest nurse on the Marigold at age 22; Bronze Star (4) AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal; Bronze Star (2) European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Bronze Star (2) Philippine Liberation Medal Years of service: Dec. 31, 1943 to Feb. 1, 1946

Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant commander Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Served in combat in Korea for 18 months Details of service: On senior ship in Inchon Harbor at the time of the truce in 1953; commanding officer of USS Lenawee APA 195; navigating officer of USS Masterson Dates of service: May 17, 1943 to July 1, 1966

Ed McKee

Michael Dean Miles Born: Oct. 10, 1951 Highest rank achieved: Lance corporal Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Okinawa Details of service: Meritorious Unit Citation and National Defense Service Medal, 5th Marine Division, Fleet Marine

Edith Rose MacDougall Deceased (at age 58) Highest rank achieved: Mechanics mate Branch of service: Navy — WAVES Where served: Cedar Falls, Iowa; Norman, Okla. Dates of service: 1943-1944 Mother of Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger

Jeremiah Fraser Pitts MacDougall Deceased (at age 76) Highest rank achieved: Lt. junior grade Branch of service: Navy Where served: South Pacific; Atlantic Dates of service: 1943-1945 active duty; reserve to 1954 Father of Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger

Deceased Highest rank achieved: Seaman first class Branch of service: U.S. Coast Guard Where served: Alaska Dates of service: April 21, 1943 to March 18, 1946

Born: March 1, 1931 Highest rank achieved: S/SGT Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Dates of service: May 23, 1949 to Nov. 7, 1952 Details of service: HRRC Where served: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, through basic training, permanent party at HRRC until discharged

Born: Sept. 30, 1961 Highest rank achieved: Sgt. Branch of service: Army Where served: served in combat, Persian Gulf War (Aug. 22, 1990 to April 1, 1991), one of first 10 Washington Army National Guard reservists deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield Dates of service: Nov. 1, 1984 to May 16, 1992 Details of service: Combat Engineer, 317th Engr BN & 116th RAOC

Kathleen R. Merrill Highest rank achieved: Specialist 4 Branch of service: U.S. Army/Reserve Where served: Various states including Indiana, South Carolina and Colorado Dates of service: March 1983 to December 1989

Norman B. ‘Crash’ Nash

Duncan Mulholland

Melvin Miller Born: Nov. 5, 1922 Died: April 25, 2010 Branch of service: Navy Where served: Philippine Theatre Dates of service: 1942-1945

David John Mitman Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: USS Coral Sea Details of service: Served as flight engineer for top secret Martin Mercator intelligence-gathering aircraft, flying spy missions into Soviet airspace from Port Lyautey, Morocco. During one mission, his plane was fired at by a Soviet surface to air missile. (It missed.) Years of service: 1951-1953

Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: 3595th GIDIST Supply Squadrons; Nellis Air Force Base 1951-52; NCOIC Base Supply Nagoya, Japan, 1952-54 Details of service: Received good conduct medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Medal Dates of service: November 1950 to November 1954

Ernest R. Nyberg Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Air Force Where served: South Pacific – Tinian Island Wounded in action: B-29 crashed off Iwo Jima, three men survived out of crew of 10, Ernie made 17 missions, some over capital of Japan Dates of service: 1943-1945

Gerald Francis Petersen Born: Sept. 15, 1925 Highest rank achieved: Air cadet Branch of service: U.S. Army/Air Force Where served: Various bases in the U.S. Dates of service: 1943 to 1945

John Norman Naegle Born: May 1, 1942 Died: Jan. 4, 1999 Highest rank achieved: Commander Branch of service: U.S. Coast Guard Details of service: Coast Guard Academy graduate with honors in 1964; Master of Science in engineering, University of Michigan – Naval Architecture 1969; Engineering Mechanics 1970; Ph.D. Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering 1980; Détente Delegation to USSR 1974-75; served on several “wind” class ice breakers Dates of service: 1964-1985

Highest rank achieved: Captain Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Service included two combat tours in A-6 Intruders in Vietnam Dates of service: 1957-1988 Details of service: naval aviator; served in attack squadrons and weapons test facilities, was an aircraft carrier operations officer, squadron commanding

Deceased Highest rank achieved: SP5/E-5 Branch of service: U.S. Army, transportation Where served: 1st Cavalry Division Details of service: Served three tours of duty in Vietnam Years of service: Oct. 25, 1966 to Nov. 15, 1983

Urban V. Masset

Deceased Highest rank achieved: Private Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: 75th Infantry Division Details of service: Served in combat for one year in the European Theatre; received Purple Heart for being wounded during the Battle of the Bulge

Highest rank achieved: E-7 Branch of service: U.S. Coast Guard Where served: Marine Patrol; Marine Inspection; served in combat in Korean waters marking channels for troop ships for six months Details of service: Served from Korean Waters — Bering Sea Patrol — ice breaking for dew line; teaching firefighting school at T.I. Coast Guard Academy; and up and down the East Coast all in different groups. Wrote book for Marine Corps on the new Marine Corps in 1985. Dates of service: 1952 until retirement

Highest rank achieved: SFC (sergeant first class) Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Okinawa, Vietnam, India, Bolivia, Greece and Afghanistan Dates of service: July 1954 to July 1957; September 1959 to November 1976

Alan Ray Miles Born: July 18, 1947 Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Vietnam Details of service: Received the Purple Heart for shrapnel in the leg, Presidential Unit Citation, 2nd Battalion and 9th Marine Division Dates of service: 1967 to 1968

Lee O. Olson

Louis Ortiz Highest rank achieved: Petty officer second class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: In the Pacific, aboard the carrier USS Lexington, as radio gunman Wounded in action: Received Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart Dates of service: 1942-1945

Michael O’Connor Branch of service: Air Force Dates of service: 1962-1966 Details: Michael joined the Air Force right out of high school because his older brother did and found out it was the easiest. In those days you either joined a branch of your choice or else they drafted you into the army.

Vernon M. Parrett, M.D. Highest rank achieved: Captain Branch of service: U.S. Army, medical Where served: Served two years in the Valley Forge Army Hospital in officers’ ward, tuberculosis unit Dates of service: 1944-46 and 195254

Highest rank achieved: Pharmacists mate second class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: USS Alshain in the Asiatic Pacific and Philippines Dates of service: July 1943 to March 1946

Neal Harley Howard Born: Oct. 6, 1945 Deceased Highest rank achieved: Specialist 4th Class Branch of service: Army Where served: 5th of 46th Light Infantry Brigade attached to 198th Light Infantry Brigade, located in Chulai below Danang Dates of service: January 1967 to January 1969 Details of service: served in combat in Vietnam, mortar man (killing radius is 50 meters; mortar would go up 5 miles)

Philip Pitruzzello Highest rank achieved: Aviation Radioman Second Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Atlantic Fleet, Pacific Fleet Dates of service: June 1942 to September 1945

Born: Oct. 28, 1921 Highest rank achieved: Lt J.G. Branch of service: USNR Air Group IV Where served: Pacific Theatre during WWII Dates of service: August 1942 to December 1942 Details of service: fighter pilot Air Group IV, flying F6F-3 Air Grumman Hellcats; saw action under Admiral Halsey and flew off of the USS Essex, including the first carrier based raid on Tokyo involving over 1,200 targets; decorated with the Air Medal Citation for meritorious achievement, skills and courage in the highest traditions of U.S. Naval Service

Meindert Pillie Died: March 10, 2010, at age 95 Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Air Corps Where served: Instructor at 349th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, Tyndall Field, Fla. Dates of service: Oct. 21, 1941 to Sept. 17, 1943

Born: Jan. 11, 1928 Died: 1969 Highest rank achieved: Specialist Branch of service: Army Where served: served in combat in the Korean Conflict for a little more than a year Dates of service: 1950-1953 Details of service: Headquarters Company

Leonard Miles Born: Dec. 16, 1920 Died: 2005 (in Issaquah) Highest rank achieved: PFC, washman Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Sitka, Alaska Details of service: Received the Victory Medal Dates of service: 1945 to 1946

Gerald A. Nelson Born: July 26, 1944 Highest rank achieved: Specialist 5 Branch of service: Army National Guard and Military Policeman Where served: California Dates of service: January 1964 to January 1970 Details of service: Outstanding military policeman of our company in 1967

Gary C. Newbill Highest rank achieved: Major Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Where served: Virginia; California; Okinawa, Japan; The Philippines and Vietnam Dates of service: January 1965 to March 1968 (active duty)

Charles D. Parker

Elmer John Petett

Michael M. Riste

John A. Marsh

David V. Merritt

Don A. McWhirter

Norman W. McLean

Ledo J. Malmassari Died: Oct. 25, 1998 Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Korea – Third Infantry Division Dates of service: 1950-1952

Donald Nelson

Ruben Nieto Born: May 4, 1946 Highest rank achieved: Spl. 4 Branch of service: U.S. Army Dates of service: June 1966 to March 1968 Details of service: Radio Operator (RTO), 1st Cavalry Div/1/7th Cavalry Regiment, served in combat, Vietnam, December 1966 to December 1967

Lucille E. Lundstrom

John Meek

Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Air Force, turret gunner Where served: Served in combat in 12th Air Force in Corsica, fall and winter of 194445; 23 bombing missions over European Theater Dates of service: Sept. 16, 1940 to Sept. 14, 1945

Force Pacific Dates of service: 1970 to 1972

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Jeston J. Phillips Born: Feb. 9, 1923 Highest rank achieved: WT3/C Branch of service: Navy Where served: USS Ludlow during World War II Dates of service: 1944-1946 Details of service: served in combat in World War II, American Area, Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific

Died: Nov. 7, 2010 Highest rank achieved: Captain Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: U.S.; Okinawa, Japan; Vietnam Dates of service: Sept. 9, 1954 to Sept. 30, 1974

Norman Peery Highest rank achieved: Seaman first class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Aleutians Islands Alaska; Japan; USS Jarvis DD-799 Dates of service: Dec. 16 1943 to May 19 1946

Russell D. Peery Highest rank achieved: Specialist 4th class Branch of service: U.S. Army/ Washington National Guard Where served: Camp Murray, Wash., 181st Support Battalion, Company D Dates of service: August 1977 to May 1983

Robert Ploss Highest rank achieved: Captain Branch of service: U.S. Air Force (B-17 pilot, physician U.A. Air Force medical) Where served: 11 combat missions over Germany; POW Mission Austria to France; two food drops to the Dutch; flew Atlantic twice Dates of service: 1943-1952

Jay Robert Rodne Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonel Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps/ still serving in the U.S. Marine Reserve Where Served: Persian Gulf War (1991); Somalia (1992-93); Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kuwait & Iraq (2003) Dates of service: 1990-present

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, Hone Landscaping & Excavation, Dr. Alexandra Cristescu and Integrity Automotive Maintenance & Repair remember our local veterans.

Reuben Allen Richard Highest rank achieved: SP4 Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Co. E 122nd Mnt. Bn. USAREUR Dates of service: January 1968 to December 1969

To learn more about this section, read Managing Editor Kathleen R. Merrill’s column on Page A6.

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Robert Howard Rockwell (Rocky) Highest rank achieved: PFC (private first class) Branch of service: U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Recon, RTO (radio telephone operator) call sign Papa Kilo, nickname Crash Where served: Vietnam 1969-1970 (The Blackscarfed Gunslingers) Dates of service: 1968-1970

No photo available Highest rank achieved: Petty officer 2 Branch of service: U.S. Navy, cryptograph tech Where served: Strategic nuclear deterrence in South China Sea during Vietnam War; Combat Zone vet, 1972-1973; nuclear submarine force Dates of service: January 1971 to January 1977

William Edward Seil Deceased (at age 66) Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: World War II, Korea and Vietnam Dates of service: 1944-1975

Dave Sao

Elmo Jerome Sagedahl

Edward Schaefer

Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: Strategic Air Command Dates of service: March 1966 to March 1970 Details of service: Munitions specialist, sent to Anderson AFB in Guam and Utapao AFB in Thailand, team chief of a team that was responsible for loading hundreds of bombs each day on B52 bombers in support of the Vietnam War, and loading and caring for nuclear weapons stateside.

Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Pacific area Dates of service: May 26, 1944 to Aug. 31, 1946

Born: June 10, 1911 Died: 1986 in Spokane Highest rank achieved: Technician fifth grade (Tec 5) Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Served in combat in the European Theater, February 1944 to November 1945; 3429th Ord Mam Co. Details of service: “A man who loved his country” Dates of service: 1943-1945

Highest rank achieved: Boatswain’s mate third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Marshall Islands, USS Midway Details of service: Received two medals; operated landing craft Dates of service: 1942-1944

Mary Ellen Holmes Sheridan

Frank R. Troutman Deceased Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army/Air Force Where served: Pacific, Italy Dates of service: May 1940 to January 1984 Details of service: APTO-US-MTO

Alonzo Lee Sweet

Born: Sept. 7, 1927 Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: Navy Where served: Pentagon; White House; Kodiak, Alaska; Long Beach, Calif.; Kansas City, Mo. (recruiting); Newport, R.I. Dates of service: 1953-1960 Details of service: received a letter of commendation from the chairman, Joint Chief of Staff

Born: Nov. 18, 1938 Died: 2003 Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Navy Dates of service: April 27, 1956 to Oct. 16, 1959

Born: May 18, 1921 Died: 2012 Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: Army/Air Force Where served: served in combat in the South Pacific Dates of service: 1943-1945 Details of service: pilot, flew C46

Geoff Warren Highest rank achieved: CDR Branch of service: U.S. Coast Guard Dates of service: 1992 to current Details of service: continues to serve in the Coast Guard Reserve; is the senior reserve officer for Sector Puget Sound in Seattle; has mobilized for national disasters such as the Deepwater Oil Spill, the Haiti Earthquake and Hurricane Katrina; flew C-130s while stationed at Kodiak, Alaska, and Elizabeth City, N.C.

Milton Bronsdon Highest rank achieved: Interior Communications Second Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: served on U.S.S. Grand Canyon AD28, traveled to Mediterranean countries, England, Norway, Cuba Dates of service: 1955-1958

James H. Van Winkle Died: Feb. 9, 2008 Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944, one month before high school graduation. Deployed to Japan and in transit, the Japanese surrendered before he arrived. James went from front line duty to a clerk typist in the office due to termination of the war. Stayed in Japan in civil service and returned stateside from Kanagawa, Japan, on Nov. 5, 1946

William Britton Striker

Jack Richard Steidl Highest rank achieved: PFC (private first class) Branch of service: U.S. Army Air Corps Where served: Jackson, Tenn. Dates of service: 1941-1944

Born: Dec. 12, 1907 Died: Oct. 1, 2003 Highest rank achieved: T-4, sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army, Big Red 1 Where served: Omaha Beach Normandy, Sicily, Tunisia, European – African Campaign, Middle Eastern front – Ardennes Wounded in action: Leg wounds, shrapnel, received Silver Star and Bronze Star Dates of service: July. 6, 1942 to Sept. 2, 1945

TELL US YOUR STORY If you served in the military during wartime, we want to hear from you. We would like to share your story in future papers. Email Managing Editor Kathleen R. Merrill at editor@isspress.com.

Born: Feb. 10, 1894 Died: Sept. 6, 1977 Branch of service: U.S. Army Details of service: Fought in France during World War I

John Schroeder Born: Feb. 23, 1888 Died: Jan. 10, 1973 Highest rank achieved: private Branch of service: U.S. Army Dates of service: Muster out telegram Nov. 16, 1918, according to discharge papers. Start date unknown. Details of service: Last assigned school for cooks and bakers. Was a cook at Camp Lewis, now known as Fort Lewis.

Highest rank achieved: Petty officer third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: two six-month tours to Persian Gulf on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as catapult officer Details of service: Letter of Commendation; graduated from Central Washington University with degrees in science and business; now lives in St. Louis (he lived in Issaquah for 36 years) Dates of Service: 1993-1997

Dates of service: Oct. 21, 1941 to Dec. 23, 1946

Gale Robert Schroeder Born: March 1935 Deceased: June 2005 Highest rank achieved: Master Sergeant Branch of service: Army Where served: last unit 409th Engineer Company, Reserve Dates of service: 1954-1963 and 1976-1994 Details of service: airplane mechanic

Born: March 8, 1925 Highest rank achieved: MAM 2C Branch of service: Navy Where served: NTS Farragut, Idaho, Acorn 21 NAB Navy 825 NAS, Seattle, PSCU 5NB, Bremerton, served in combat in Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands for 15 months Dates of service: July 1943 to March 1946 Details of service: Awarded Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal — 1 star and World War II Victory Medal

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George H. Swanson Died: 1992 Branch of service: U.S. Army Air Corps Where served: United States Dates of service: 1943-1945

Died: 2001 Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Air Corps Where served: Missouri and Alberta, Ferry Command Post planes to Russia Dates of service: 1942-1945

Dallas L. Waggoner

William James Weatherford

James Wood Born: May 8, 1950 Highest rank achieved: RM3 Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Vietnam, three tours Details of service: Radio Teletype Task Group operator, Yankee Station Dates of service: 1968 to 1972

Highest rank achieved: Aviation machinist first class Branch of service: Coast Guard

Deceased (at age 76) Highest rank achieved: Tech sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Europe, Italy, North Africa Wounded in action: Purple Heart awarded Dates of service: 1941-1945

Jay Anthony Vanni

Robert Edward Wolahan Born: Nov. 23, 1932 Deceased: Dec. 10, 2010 Highest rank achieved: PNC (chief) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Korea and Vietnam Dates of service: 1950-1970

Frank Valentine Schroeder

Ernest Milton Swanson

George Van Leeuwen

Austin Vickery Wiggins Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Saipan in the Mariana Islands Dates of service: 1942-1946

Born: April 10, 1926 Highest rank achieved: PFC Branch of service: U.S. Army/Air Force Where served: Germany, 9th Infantry Division Details of service: 4th Infantry DIV Rifleman, 22nd Infantry Dates of service: 1944 to 1946

William A. Somsak

Daniel S. Segon Highest rank achieved: Private Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Germany Dates of service: 1966-1967

Lee F. Scheeler

Winston Matthew Yourglich Highest rank achieved: PhM3c (photographer’s mate third class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: South Pacific Wounded in action: After his ship, the USS Houston, was torpedoed, Winston swam in sharkinfested waters in the China Seas for four hours before being picked up. Dates of service: Oct. 11, 1943 to April 13, 1946

Dwight Eldon Waggoner David S. Waggoner Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Vietnam, Central America, U.S. Wounded in action: Purple Heart awarded Dates of service: 1968-1993

Born: August 23, 1922 Died: Oct. 9, 2009 Highest rank achieved: Seaman third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: South Pacific Details of service: American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal Dates of service: April 1943 to November 1945

Jack Yusen Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Pacific Theater: Home Front, Atlantic sub scare, Leyte Gulf Details of service: Served aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts amid World War II, until Japanese forces sunk the destroyer escort in the Battle of Leyte Gulf — the largest naval battle during World War II; some sailors survived the attack only to bob in the sharkinfested Philippine Sea until rescuers arrived days later

David Les Yeisley Born: Dec. 23, 1932 Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army, Infantry Where served: 3rd Infantry Division, Korea and 28th Infantry Division, Germany Details of service: Received Bronze Star with V-Device Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Stars and United Service Medal, National Defense and Army Occupation (Germany) Medals Dates of service: Jan. 22, 1951 to Jan. 8, 1954

BELLEWOOD VETERAN FAMILY Standing in front of the Veterans Wall of Honor at the Bellewood retirement living community on May 17 are (from left) Joe Wallis, Herb Lyons, Florence Blankenship, Jack Loppnow, Colin Corbett, Jack Jessup, Bruce Leavitt, Matt Winzen, O.J. Hjelt, Don Carter, Hobie Larson, Helen Sabin, Jim Thompson and Gordon Hanson. There are 20 veterans living in the community. BY GREG FARRAR

The Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club, The Issaquah Valley Grange, Bellevue Honda, Fischer Meats, The Erickson Family and Las Margaritas honor our community’s veterans.

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“There were lots of heroes who fought for this country during World War II. Each of them has a story, but they are in the twilight of their years and the stories are falling silent with each passing.” — Kevin Murphy

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nity at Pine Lake. He sits at the same table near the window and shares stories with the same group of men at every meal. Two or three times every week, he is joined by his son Kevin Murphy. Sherrie Reid, the community relations manager at Spiritwood, described Murphy as a hero to members of her staff and other residents of the facility. She said the World War II veteran likes to take command of his entourage in the dining room as if he were still in the cockpit of his bomber. “My dad likes to tell everybody within earshot that if it were not for him — and the other brave pilots who flew those tin can ice boxes during World War II — that we’d probably all be speaking Japanese right now,” Kevin said proudly. “There were lots of heroes who fought for this country during World War II. Each of them has a story, but they are in the twilight of their years and the stories are falling silent with each passing.” Flying into an ambush The proud son was able to fill in many of the gaps in his father’s narrative from the war. According to Kevin, his father was assigned to the Shemya Air Station at the east end of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and received orders for his first mission within hours of his arrival. The target was a military complex on one of the northern islands that make up the Japanese homeland. The American planes would fly southwest for nine hours across the northern Pacific so they could arrive over the target at twilight to reduce the accuracy of the anti-aircraft batteries and fighters that had been assigned to protect the Japanese base. The American attack plan had the larger B-24s

Son of WWII veteran Richard Murphy

had been forced labor camps for political opponents.

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Lt. Richard Murphy is standing in the back row, second from right in a zipped up leather jacket in this photo taken June 6, 1944, at Great Falls Army Air Base in Montana. Murphy is standing in front of the plane that crashed on Sakhalin Island. scheduled to deliver their payload from high altitude followed by low-level runs from the smaller B-25 bombers. The planes took off from Alaska and flew southwest under radio silence. The one detail commanders of the American 11th Air Force did not take into consideration, according to the younger Murphy, was that the B25s were much faster and arrived at the target ahead of the hulking B-24s. So that by the time the larger planes arrived, the smaller bombers had finished their runs and Japanese fighters were already in the air ready to defend their homeland. “They flew into an ambush,” Kevin said. “The Japanese fighters shredded the big slow bombers.” Enemy fighters shot out the windshield, disabled one of its four engines and tore away a major section

of underside of the fuselage, but Lt. Murphy did manage to get his crew back to base. His B-24 was only one of six that returned that day from the squadron of 18 planes that took off together. A crash landing The younger Murphy said the actual war was relatively short for his father. Lt. Murphy’s final mission was his 23rd bombing run over Japan on Dec. 7, 1944. His last flight ended in a snowcovered mountain valley in what he would soon discover to be the Japanesecontrolled southern section of Sakhalin Island west of Japan. Crippled by enemy antiaircraft defenses, Murphy turned his plane north and veered west until the Japanese fighters turned back to base. “Dad knew there was no way his plane would

survive the long flight back to Alaska,” Kevin repeated from the story he heard numerous times. “His biggest concern was for the men who had been injured, especially one of the gunners who had been shot during the air battle over Japan.” Murphy took over the controls to guide the crippled bomber toward his last hope, a risky landing in uncharted Russian territory. The crashlanding was anything but smooth. The impact shoved Murphy’s leg bone into his hip. His seat belt snapped, breaking bones in his face and upper body. “But as Dad always said, ’Any landing is not a crash if you can walk away.’” The crew survived the crash, but ended up being captured by Japanese soldiers within a few hours. The enemy soldiers rendered no first aid but instead locked them in a

shed for the night. Knowing that they would be executed by the Japanese, Murphy and his crew escaped in the middle of the night and began their trek north toward the Russiancontrolled part of Sakhalin Island, carrying the injured members of the crew in makeshift stretchers. They hiked all night through the forest in minus 20-degree temperatures toward what they hoped would be Russia. Miraculously, they survived, only to be captured by Russian troops who administered first aid, treated them for severe frostbite and transferred the bomber crew to an old-style gulag. According to the younger Murphy, the Russians were allies with the Americans fighting in Europe, but were neutral in the conflict with Japan. Not knowing what to do with Americans, the Russian soldiers took the airmen to what

Treated with respect Murphy did remember that his crew was treated with respect and the injured were taken to the infirmary for medical treatment. The Russians even invited the Americans to join them for dinner. It was during dinner one night that a member of Murphy’s crew realized they were free to leave the prison. As the war in Europe ended, Murphy and his crew traveled on the Siberian railroad to Iran and were repatriated in Tehran. The crew remained together until they finally made their way to Casablanca in Northern Africa, where they were liberated and eventually made their way home. Richard Murphy returned from war to his home in the San Francisco area and was married to Edna Catherina for 55 years. The Murphys had five children together. After decades of suffering and years of bureaucracy, Kevin Murphy said his father finally had his hip replaced in a V.A. hospital in 2004. Dan Aznoff was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the toxic waste crisis in California. He is now a freelance writer who makes his home in Bellevue and specializes in capturing the stories of past generations. His website is www.dajournalist.com.

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“There were a lot of good guys. We were all like a family after awhile,” he said. The squadron’s first mission was a memorable one, sending them to the island of Guam to take out enemy installations. It’s a moment that Ortiz said he will never forget, as he described with youthful exuberance how much the accomplishment of successfully completing the first assignment meant to him. “It was kind of scary because it was our first actual battle,” he said. “We didn’t know what to expect, but by the time all of us came back, we were pros. We were patting ourselves on the back.” Close calls During his time on the Lexington, Ortiz earned the moniker “WaterLou” because of his and his pilot’s penchant for repeatedly ending up in the water. In one of the more memorable instances, Ortiz’s squadron participated in a strike on Chichi Jima, a small island that the Japanese relied on for communication purposes. Ortiz’s plane was hit as it flew against a storm of anti-aircraft fire toward the island. The right wing was damaged along with the rudders, and the pilot was forced to make a landing in the water. When the plane hit the water, Ortiz and Smith emerged from the aircraft and inflated a raft. The two hopped in, with no certainty of where they would float to, or who would find them. Ortiz was sure they would get picked up by an enemy boat, but luckily, they were found a short time later by an ally destroyer ship. “We were really lucky,”

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Issaquah resident Lou Ortiz served as an aviation radioman and gunner aboard the USS Lexington, above, during World War II.

“Many of the real heroes never came back. A lot of people don’t realize that they’re here today, living in democracy, because of those guys. We pay tribute to my friends that didn’t come back. They are all up there looking down at us.” — Lou Ortiz World War II veteran

he said. “It was a beautiful sight to see the destroyer heading right for us.” Ortiz was injured in the fight, taking some shrapnel to the head, but the wound was superficial and he was quickly sewed up and bandaged. It did earn him a Purple Heart, though.

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Lou Ortiz (right) receives the Distinguished Flying Cross. Ortiz served as an aviation radioman and gunner in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Nov. 5, 1944 Smitty, died. It’s a moment When Ortiz was asked to that he rarely talks about talk about his experiences because of the emotions in front of his granddaugh- that day generates. ter’s class, he gave the The duo was scheduled students a clear message for an early strike on a — “War is awful.” nearby island, but engine Never was that more problems prevented them true for Ortiz, when on from going. Just a short Nov. 5, 1944, his pilot, time later, the Lexington

Lou Ortiz poses with a replica of the plane he flew during World War II. was attacked by kamikazes. Smitty ventured to the carrier’s secondary control tower to get a good view of the action, and the structure was hit, blowing its occupants out into the water. “If we had gone on that mission, he’d probably be alive,” Ortiz said. “I think of him all the time. He was such a nice guy. I felt when it would happen, it would be both of us at the same time.” They never were able to recover Smith’s body. ‘Tribute to our guys’ After the war, Ortiz worked for Rockwell International as a technical artist, illustrating specifications for space shuttle parts and satellites. In 1992, Ortiz and his wife of 61 years, Terry, moved to Klahanie, so they can be close to their grandchildren. Memorial Day is an important time for the family. Every year, without fail, Ortiz makes sure to hang his American flag outside for the holiday. “It really means a lot to

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“My kids understand Memorial Day and its purpose because they get firsthand knowledge hearing Grandpa’s stories.” — Stacey Boyd Lou Ortiz’s daughter

have both of my parents here,” said Stacey Boyd, Ortiz’s daughter. “My kids understand Memorial Day and its purpose because they get firsthand knowledge hearing Grandpa’s stories.” Memorial Day is all about paying “tribute to our guys,” such as Smith, who did not get the chance to come home, Ortiz said. “Many of the real heroes never came back,” he said. “A lot of people don’t realize that they’re here today, living in democracy, because of those guys. We pay tribute to my friends that didn’t come back. They are all up there looking down at us.”

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ROAD HOME Issaquah couple recall a year of touring North and South America by motorcycle By Tad Haas and Gaila Gutierrez

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ust over a year ago, we left behind our jobs and home in Issaquah and set off on a motorcycle journey that took us through the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America. We didn’t know what to expect other than to expect the unexpected. Having fulfilled the dream and accomplished the goal of arriving safely back into the states, we can’t help but congratulate ourselves for a ride well done. It has been the most rewarding year of our lives. We have traveled through 32 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, Mexico and Central America — 10 countries in all and more than 38,000 miles. Our travels have taken us as far north as Labrador and as far south as the Darien Gap in Panama, an 80-mile stretch of impassible jungle where you either stop and turn around or figure out a way to ship your vehicle to Columbia. In our case, we didn’t have the budget to continue into South America … not this time. Yep, we’ve already got our eyes on the next adventure. When and where that takes us we don’t know, but what we do know is that you can’t take an extraordinary journey like this and not be changed forever. It awakens your senses, leaves you with a broader perspective of the world and a fierce desire

DISPATCHES FROM THE ROAD A SERIES ABOUT A MOTORCYCLE TREK ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

Find more photos from Tad Haas’ and Gaila Gutierrez’s journey by motorcycle at www.issaquahpress.com. to see it all. What’s not to love about seeing fresh and unique places, crossing paths with tons of fascinating people and experiencing something different with new landscapes every day? Our most frequently asked question is, “What is the most amazing place we’ve PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED seen?” We have struggled to Above, the bright blue waters of the Rio Celeste are created by a chemical reaction from the answer this question many Tenorio Volcano in Costa Rica. Below, the deepest lake in Central America and surrounded by times and have ultimately three active volcanos, in Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala, was a favorite. resigned ourselves to the fact that it is simply impossible to answer. Was it the enchanting turquoisecolored water of Rio Celeste, Costa Rica; the mysterious rock walls of the Samoto Canyon, Nicaragua; erupting volcanos of Antigua, Guatemala; the Atlantic ocean breaking on the shores of Newfoundland; jungles in Honduras; or the fall colors of New England? Multiply this by a gazillion and you have an idea of just how much we’ve seen. We do, however, have our favorites - those being Mexico, Guatemala and Newfoundland. There’s something magical about these countries that stood out among the others. And of course, there is the United States. You don’t have to cross borders to see incredible geography and noteworthy pockets of See ROAD, Page B3

Above, bashful at first, Mayan women learn to make a heart with their hands. At left, Tad does some roadside maintenance in Newfoundland.

Newcastle students honored as Waste Watchers Students from Newcastle Elementary School are doing big things to help reduce waste on the planet, and they were honored for their efforts at Newcastle’s April 20 Earth Day Celebration. All of the hours spent rifling through trash cans, sorting garbage and teaching others about recycling and composting paid off BY GREG FARRAR when the students received Students from Newcastle Elementary School’s Waste Watchers Earth Day Hero Awards. About 50 students gathprogram are honored as Earth Day Heroes for their work to ered on the stage at Lake reduce waste during the Newcastle Earth Day event April 20.

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Boren Park to receive their certificates, all distributed by Miss Washington Mandy Schendel. “All of these kids do a great service for the environment, so it’s our pleasure to acknowledge their earth-friendly efforts,” said Grace Stiller, the Newcastle Earth Day chairwoman. At Newcastle Elementary, a group of about 100 students known as the Waste Watchers dedi-

cate their time to sorting through trash cans to properly recycle and compost items. They also teach their peers about the merits of correctly disposing of waste. “They volunteer their time, giving up their recess or social time to work in the lunch room,” said Kathy Keegan, a teacher at Newcastle Elementary School. “It’s kind of dirty and stinky, but it really empowers them.”

Fourteen of Issaquah High School’s advanced sports medicine students competed in the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association’s Sports Medicine competition April 26 and 27. This is the 19th year a team from Issaquah has competed. The competition has several components in which the students are tested. All 14 students take two 100-point, multiple-choice tests, which can be on any topic in the medical field. The best six students take a practical exam, while the rest take specialized tests. The combination of all 14 students’ grades make up the team score. This year, the Issaquah High School team faced 44 other teams, totaling 750 students competing. The results for overall individual state champions were Ashley Hoffman in first place, Allegra Namie in third place, Kendall Crickmore in fifth place, Grace Bankson in eighth place, Joey Domek in 12th place and Shayna Dieken in 20th place. Shelby Parthemer was state champion in Medical Terms Specialists and Robert Varney was third in state. Ashley Batistich and Madison Wernik were co-state champions in Anatomy and Physiology Specialists. In the Professional Rescuer Specialists category, Jared Isom came in third in state, and Hannah Brown came in fourth. The Program Admission Specialists, students who were interviewed in a mock medical school admissions interview, were Alison Lee who came in fourth in state and Emma Longo, who finished eighth in state.

Bartell hosts food drive Helping fight hunger in the Puget Sound area continues with the “Bartell’s Community Food Drive,” a community partnership with Food Lifeline, through June 1. All Bartell Drugs in Issaquah, 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. will be accepting nonperishable food items to replenish local food banks in the summer months, when families that normally depend on free or reduced-price school meals may struggle to provide healthy meals at home, according to a press release from Bartell Drugs. Suggested foods include tuna, instant oatmeal, cereals, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jam, cheese crackers, applesauce and canned fruit. Other items include baby formula, diapers, baby food and personal care items, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissues, shampoo and conditioner, soap and feminine hygiene products.

WSU hosts local summer reading program Washington State University, Global Campus, will offer eight reading skills programs for ages 4 to adult this summer. Issaquah sessions will be June 22 and July 27. Reading programs for younger students build comprehension, and students learn the phonics and fluency skills they need to become strong readers. Programs for older students and adults are geared toward improving comprehension and study skills, vocabulary and speed reading. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. Register by calling 888201-2448 toll free.

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Liberty’s Campbell twins bring double positives By Joe Grove news@isspress.com Teachers can tell stories about twins who equaled double trouble, but the Campbell twins, Sean and Matt, seniors at Liberty High School, stand out for their double positive contributions: double the effort in two sports and double the boost of a serious academic climate. The twins find themselves at home on the basketball court, at track and field events, and in the classroom. The twins come from an athletic family. Their father William and their mother Arleen are both swimmers; their sister Rebecca plays basketball as a high school junior, as does the younger sister Alissa as a freshman. The twins started with basketball by playing pig and horse with their father as young boys, but got competitive about basketball in the seventh grade at Maywood Middle School. “Our coach, Miss Takotta, was the first one who told us, ‘You have the height, so play basketball. Put more work into basketball, and you can continue on into high school.’” “Another real influence to play basketball was this guy named Donnie Gilm-

“We’re identical, so I don’t know why I’m an inch taller,” Matt said. “It must have been that I drank more milk.” — Matt Campbell Liberty High School senior, twin to Sean

ore.” Matt said. “He has a son who played basketball as well.” When they got to high school, their mother encouraged them to keep with basketball, since they are both 6 foot 5. Sean says Matt is taller by an inch, but he rounds his height up to 6 foot 5. “We’re identical, so I don’t know why I’m an inch taller,” Matt said. “It must have been that I drank more milk.” Sean and Matt agree they are both very competitive, even against each other, whether in sports, grades or girls. They claim they don’t date the same girls. “I’m dating another twin and people say my brother should date her sister,” Matt said. “It’s funny, but no.” The twins have gone to Liberty all four years. Matt has played basketball all four of them. Sean sat out

his junior year, though he did play baseball that year. “I wanted to focus on grades and think into my future more,” Sean said. “I didn’t really see sports there.” He came back to play basketball his senior year. The twins had three basketball coaches their four years at Liberty. They said this was Omar Parker’s first year and they rate him as the best. They said he motivated them, started fundraising more and helps out in the community. “He is even helping out the girls’ team,” they said. “He is a great guy, and we hope the team does well next year. This year, we went to district for the first time in six years.” If Sean dropped out a year to focus on studies, the academics must be important. “I’m into math and science,” Sean said. “I’m taking college math and looking at engineering of some kind.” Both boys are student athletes, each maintaining a 3.6 grade point average. “School is real important,” Matt said. “At first, I was nervous that BY GREG FARRAR I wouldn’t be able to get Matt Campbell (left) and two-minute-older twin brother Sean, Liberty High School seniors, pose See TWINS,

with their javelins. They finished fourth and second, respectively, at the 3A KingCo Track and Field Championships May 10 at Redmond High School. Sean had the state’s fifth-best 3A javelin Page B5 throw through last weekend.

Eagles’s softball season ends early

Athletes receive all-league honors As the spring sports season comes to a close, local athletes are being honored for their athletic achievements with the unveiling of the allleague teams. Players and coaches select all-league teams annually. Note: Only athletes from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline are listed.

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All KingCo 4A 4Coach of Year — Don Braman, Skyline FIRST TEAM 4G Evan King, Sr., Issaquah 4D Ryan Shim, Sr., Skyline 4D Chris Sorensen, Sr., Skyline 4MF Kaleb Strawn, Sr., Skyline SECOND TEAM 4Garrett Strawn, So., Skyline 4Ryan Higgins, Jr., Issaquah 4Jason Twaddle, Jr., Skyline 4Alex Shane, Sr., Issaquah HONORABLE MENTION 4Issaquah — Mike Figg, See HONORS, Page B5

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Kristy Braunston (left) and Jenny Adams, Liberty High School tennis doubles partners, volley back and forth to their coach Mike Salokas during practice May 17 at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Patriots tennis duo punches ticket to state By Christina Corrales-Toy newcastle@isspress.com At the beginning of the spring sports season, the Liberty tennis team’s top two singles’ players approached coach Mike Salokas and informed him that they were going to make the state tournament this year, and they were going to do it as a doubles team. Fast forward just a few months later, and it appears that Jenny Adams and Kristy Braunston are geniuses as they prepare

to head to Kennewick to compete in the state championship May 24 and 25. “My greatest coaching accomplishment this year is saying OK to them playing doubles in the KingCo tournament,” Salokas said. It’s a significant achievement for a Liberty tennis team that historically has not had much postseason success. The road to state began May 7 with the KingCo tournament at Mercer Island High School. Ad-

ams and Braunston made quick work of their first two opponents, defeating two of Bellevue’s three doubles teams in straight sets. The wins catapulted the Liberty duo to the semifinals, where they faced Mercer Island’s No. 2 doubles team in a grueling, back-and-forth match. “They were extremely good players,” Braunston said. “We came out and we beat them in the first See TENNIS, Page B5

Spartans ousted in lopsided defeat By Justin Lester When just 12 girls turned out for tryouts, a rebuilding year became a likelihood for the Skyline FILE High School softball team. However, the Spartans Winter Ridgeway delivers a pitch during a game earlier in the hoped their subpar season season.

wouldn’t conclude in as disappointing fashion as it did. Skyline’s 2013 campaign came to an end May 14 with an 11-3 loss See SPARTANS, Page B5

The Issaquah High School softball season officially came to an end May 14 after the Eagles dropped two straight games in the KingCo 4A tournament. The chance to advance in the tournament hit an early roadblock when the Eagles drew Woodinville as their first-round opponent. Not only did Woodinville win last year’s state championship, but the Falcons are also considered among the top teams in the nation. Issaquah put up a respectable fight against the top-ranked Falcons, losing 6-0 May 13. It was a considerable improvement from the teams’ first meeting when Woodinville defeated Issaquah 12-2 in just five innings. In that

game, however, the Eagles did not face Woodinville’s staff ace, Madi Schreyer. Schreyer, one of the top players in the nation, put together a dominant performance against the Eagles. She collected 11 strikeouts and no-hit Issaquah to help her team win May 13. Issaquah ace Kylie Bevell pitched six strong innings, giving up six runs, of which only two were earned, against a potent Woodinville offense. Heather Benjamin and Lacey Westman showed patience at the plate, each drawing walks for the Eagles against Schreyer. After the loss, Issaquah was sent to the consolation bracket, where they were paired against Ballard in a See EAGLES, Page B5

Brock O’Connor memorial scholarship awards $3,000 This year’s $1,000 recipients of the Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship are Corbin Powers, of Skyline High School, Garrett Hughes, of Liberty High School and Justin Vernia, of Issaquah High School, according to a press release. The scholarship committee awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to three graduating senior baseball players; one from Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty. The recipients of the award must have made a commitment to play baseball at the college level and demonstrated attributes that Brock exhibited during his short life, the release said. The Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

was established in July 2000 after Brock passed away at his summer job in an accident at age 19. Brock was a 1999 graduate of Issaquah High School who played baseball for Issaquah and other local select teams. He had an undying love for the game and was a gifted athlete, a leader and a motivator of youth, his peers and adults, the release said. Through the loving support of people much like Brock, the fund continues to grow and is used to financially assist youths who love to play baseball. Learn more about Brock and the scholarship www. sammamishlittleleague.


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