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THE ISSAQUAH PRESSSECTION B THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016B1Greg Farrar / gfarrar@isspress.comNick Grossi of Issaquah was wounded when his squad took a direct hit from a German shell during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. LEST WE FORGETBattle of the Bulge veteranwas too young to be scaredBy Christina Corrales-Toyccorrales-toy@isspress.comIssaquah resident Nick Grossi was 18 years old when he got the call to serve his country.It was 1943 and Grossi was a student at ODea High School. He was drafted to fight for the U.S. Army in World War II and then shipped off to California for training.I was too young to be scared, the 91-year-old Spiritwood at Pine Lake resi-dent said, but I didnt like the fact that I couldnt finish high school.He would eventually get that diploma, but not before an 18-month service stint that resulted in a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his bravery during the infamous Battle of the Bulge.The largest battle the U.S. Army ever fought began in December 1944. All ap-pearances suggested that World War II was coming to a close before the German American infantrymen navigate the snow-covered Belgian countryside near the German border during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Courtesy of U.S. Armyarmy launched a counteroffensive attack.Adolf Hitlers surprise invasion attempt-ed to split the Allied armies in northwest Europe. The Germans had made a break-through on the front line, thats why they call it the Battle of the Bulge, Grossi said.Grossi, a member of the 80th Infantry Division, worked in a heavy weapons com-pany. He stood about 1,500 yards behind the front lines and manned the 81mm mortar. Someone closer to the action would wire him information on where to shoot the mortar shells.He was wounded when his squad took a direct hit from a German shell. As Grossis lap was bleeding and wracked with shrap-nel, he ventured back to headquarters to alert superiors about the attack. Its one of the reasons he received a Bronze Star.Dont ask me how I did it, because I was Courtesy of Nick GrossiNick Grossi was a member of the 80th Infantry Division and was a member of a heavy weapons com-pany in December 1944. See GROSSI, Page B11B2 Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Issaquah Press B2Robert WatsonStaff sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force375th Bombardment Squadron,308th Bombardment Group (Heavy)Born: Nov. 6, 1908Missing in action: Jan. 25, 1944Declared dead: Jan. 26, 1946Was aboard B-24 ferry flight from Kunming, China that never arrived at destination of Chabua, India. Tablets of the missing are at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.John Raymond Smart2nd lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force443rd Bombardment Squadron320th Bombardment GroupMissing in action Oct. 23, 1943, over the Tyrrhenian Sea near Giannutri Island, Italy. The crew of downed B-26 was seen in life rafts but rescue boats could not locate them, and no one from the crew was ever seen again. Tablets of the missing are at Florence American Cemetery in Florence, Italy.Robert PhilpStaff sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force589th Bombardment Squadron,387th Bombardment GroupShot down near Mayan, Germany, where his crew was attacking a railroad via-duct, on Dec. 23, 1944.Jack McQuadePrivate, U.S. Army Air Force481st Service Squadron46th Air Service GroupBorn: Nov. 28, 1920Died: April 18, 1945Killed in accidental bomb explosion on the Philippine island of Luzon. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.Emmett R. McDonaldCaptain, U.S. Air Force61st Troop Carrier SquadronBorn: July 27, 1939Missing in action: May 31, 1966Declared dead: Feb. 11, 1975Served as crew member aboard a C-130 that crashed during a nighttime attack on the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam.Laurence J. Lortie2nd lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force,45th Fighter Squadron15th Fighter GroupMissing in action June 1, 1945, some-where between Iwo Jima and Osaka, Japan. Weather may have been the reason for the loss.George C. LarsenPrivate first class, U.S. Army184th Infantry Regiment,7th Infantry DivisionBorn: Feb. 17, 1926 Died: June 14, 1945Killed in action by a grenade while attacking Hill 181 on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.Peter EricksonPrivate, U.S. Army18th Engineer RegimentDied: Aug. 10, 1918From the Sept. 27, 1918, edition of the Press: A large congregation attended the memorial service Sunday afternoon at Issaquah in honor of Peter Erickson, the first of the boys from Issaquah to die in the service of his country. Buried in Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France. Elizabeth EricksonWoman Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs)Born: April 24, 1921Died: April 16, 1944Killed in a mid-flight collision while fly-ing an AT-6 in a training exercise over Sweetwater, Texas. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle. Because WASPs were considered civilians, she did not receive a military burial. She was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.James Patrick BradyCorporal, U.S. ArmyScotch Platoon, C Company2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment1st Cavalry DivisionBorn: March 7, 1949Died: June 18, 1969Killed in action in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. Buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton.Robert BaskettSergeant, U.S. Army8th InfantryBorn: April 7, 1925Died: July 15, 1944Graduated from Issaquah High School in 1943. Killed in action in Normandy, France. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.Paul Alfred AmbrosePrivate, U.S. Army701st Tank Destroyer BattalionBorn: July 9, 1924Died: May 31, 1944Graduated from Issaquah High School in 1942. Killed in action in Anzio, Italy. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.Robert ArndtCorporal, U.S. ArmyC Company3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry DivisionBorn: May 6, 1946 Died: July 29, 1967 Shot in early 1967 but recovered and was back in action only a few days when he was killed in Dinh Tuong province, South Vietnam. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.Freedom isnt free. Since the birth of this country, men and women have been willing to fight and die for Americans to be free to live their lives as they choose. And the number of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice is stag-gering. More than 1.3 million men and women have died in wars fought by or on behalf of this country since 1775.Men and women have also been willing to sacrifice their personal time, by serving in times when war was not on or imminent. They have done all types of jobs that people in the civilian sector do, but instead did them in service to this country while they stood ready to defend our lives, lib-erty and the pursuit of happiness.We at The Issaquah Press salute, honor and thank the men and women from our community who have paid all types of sacrifices to keep them-selves, their families and everyone else free. We hope you will do the same.THEY PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE Information is incomplete and/or conflicting for the 19 local veterans killed while serving in wartime. Photos also could not be located for three of the deceased. If you have information or photos, please email editor@isspress.com or call 392-6434, ext. 227.Louis PetersenFlight officer, U.S. Army Air Force422nd Bombardment Squadron305th Bombardment GroupDied: Aug. 6, 1944Killed when the B-17 he was co-piloting was hit by flak and crashed near Vollradisroda, Germany. Interred in Germany and later brought home to Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton.Joseph Albert TondreauFireman first classU.S. Navy/Naval ReserveMissing in action or buried at sea Dec. 18, 1944. Tablets of the missing are at Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines.Carl Albert LarsonCorporal, U.S. Army,361st Infantry Regiment91st Infantry DivisionDied: Oct. 9, 1918Buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, in Romagne, France.(no photo available)Robert HoskinsLance corporal, U.S. Marine Corps,H&S Company3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment1st Marine DivisionBorn: Sept. 14, 1949 Died: Nov. 25, 1968Mortarman killed in action in South Vietnam. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.(no photo available)Harold GleasonPrivate first class, U.S. Army301st Infantry Regiment94th Infantry DivisionBorn: Feb. 6, 1916 Died: March 2, 1945Killed in action while serving as a medic near Serrig, Germany. Buried in Hillside Cemetery. (no photo available)Paul Clifford Benson2nd lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force737th Bomb Squadron454th Bomb GroupHis B-24 bomber was shot down over Yugoslavia on April 21, 1944, and he died from his wounds in a German prison camp one week later.Read stories and view photos from past Lest We Forget sections online atTHEEASTSIDE.NEWS/LESTWEFORGET The Issaquah Press Thursday, May 26, 2016 B3B3Archie AdairBorn: May 5, 1911Died: Feb. 18, 1985Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Germany in World War IIDetails of service: While with the 83rd Infantry Division in Germany, was awarded the combat infantrymans badge for displaying exemplary conduct in actionAllen Sherman AndersonHighest rank achieved: E-3Branch of service: U.S. NavyDates of service: Dec. 2, 1972 to April 7, 1977Details 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 shipyardBuford R. (Bud) AmbroseDeceasedHighest rank achieved: SK2 (store keeper second class)Branch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: South Pacific USS Saginaw BayDates of service: Feb. 15, 1943 to Feb. 5, 1946Daniel T. AndersonBranch of service: U.S. NavyHighest rank achieved: ET2Where served: Atlantic Theater two years aboard USS Pocono, flagship of the Atlantic FleetDetails of service: Served as electronic technician (UHF specialist); President Truman was often aboard the ship, using my radio shack and equipment.Years of service: 1946-1948Albert AndersonBorn: Feb. 28, 1892Died: Oct. 1969Highest rank achieved: Fireman Second ClassBranch of service: NavyWhere served: U.S.S. New YorkDates of service: May, 17, 1917 to May 7, 1918William Ernest Arndt Highest rank achieved: Baker second class Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Pacific Dates of service: March 1943 to December 1945Edward E. AuthierHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonelBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Germany, Korea, Vietnam and U.S.Dates of service: 1960 - 1980Details of service: Was a senior Army aviatorJohn ArnoldHighest 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 1982John Michael BarryHighest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere 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 1969Dates of service: February 1966 to February 1972Rodney Albert Anderson Born: Apr. 16, 1925Died: Nov. 16, 2000Branch of service: ArmyWhere served: EuropeDetails of service: served in World War II in the 97th Infantry Division and drove a JeepVern G. AndersonBorn: Nov. 23, 1927Died: May 16, 2008Highest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service: Navy and ArmyWhere served: Fort Lewis, Fort Lawton, Whittier (Alaska), Port of Embarkation in SeattleDates of service: 1946 (Navy) then discharged after eight months, drafted again in 1951Details of service: in Seattle, was a military police officer at the main gate, in Alaska unloaded shipsVigo E. AndersonBorn: Sept. 1, 1944Highest rank achieved: 1st Lieutenant Branch of service: Marine CorpsWhere served: motor transportation, First Marine DivisionDates of service: March 1967 to June 1970Details of service: spent 25 months in VietnamGilbert R. AndressHighest 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, OkinawaDates of service: July 7, 1943 to March 6, 1946William Allen AndersonBorn: Jan. 23, 1934Died: Dec. 26, 2005Highest rank achieved: sergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyDates of service: Feb. 3, 1953 to Jan. 26, 1956Details of service: served in KoreaAngelo BoniBorn: Dec. 26, 1926Died: July 24, 2006 in IssaquahHighest rank achieved: PrivateBranch of service: ArmyDates of service: June 22, 1945 to Nov. 11, 1946Dan BoniBorn: Aug. 25, 1924Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Motor machinists mate second class unitDates of service: Sept. 17, 1943 to March 31, 1946Details 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 PhilippinesDavid Wayne BrackenBorn: 1917Died: 1979 (in Issaquah)Highest rank achieved: PFCBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Aleutian IslandsDetails of service: Signal CorpsDates of service: 1942 to 1945Paul Thomas BooneBorn: Sept. 26, 1924Died: Oct. 7, 2009Highest rank achieved: Flight officerBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceWhere served: P-51 pilot in combat in the Philippines, New Guinea and other places in the South PacificDetails of service: He was in Japan after the bomb was dropped, and ferried numerous planes from the islands to storage areas.Dates of service: 1943-1946Louis BoniBorn: Nov. 24, 1918Died: 2003 in IssaquahBranch of service: Navy, water tenderDates of service: April 3, 1942 to Nov. 29, 1945, and the Korean WarDetails of service: served in combat in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean WarHarold Bloom Jr.Born: 1948Died: Sept. 25, 2014Branch of service: U.S. Air ForceHighest rank achieved: CaptainDetails of service: Aircraft Commander flying the KC-135 around the world, breaking the speed of sound in a T-38Florence BlankenshipBorn: 1922Highest rank achieved: Storekeeper First ClassBranch of service: NavyWhere served: Washington, D.C., Bureau of Ships Dates of service: 1944-46Michael BlochBorn: Oct. 25, 1939Highest rank achieved: Airman First Class Branch of service: Air ForceWhere served: Hahn Airbase, GermanyDates of service: 1960-64Details of service: assisted in base chapel and forecasted weather for pilotsGordie BlumeBorn: Aug. 25, 1948Highest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: Air ForceWhere served: Southeast Asia, Alaska, Europe, Mediterranean, Pacific, U.S.Dates of service: January 1973 to June 1979Harry G. Behrens Highest rank achieved: LTJGBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: One year in Korea Dates of service: 1953-1955Details of service: Was landing craft con-trol officer on the USS LoganWilliam BentzHighest 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, 1948-1949Greg BemanBorn: Aug. 17, 1948Highest rank achieved: E4Branch of service: Marine CorpsWhere served: Dong Ha, Vietnam; six miles south of the DMZDates of service: 1966-1970Details of service: combat engineer, 3rd Marine Division, served in combat, gunshot wound, received Purple HeartPaul Eugene BartholomewHighest rank achieved: Corporal; airman second class Branch of service: Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve/U.S. Naval Reserve Where served: United StatesDates 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, 1951David Hardman Black Sr. Born: Nov. 5, 1945Died: Feb. 24, 2008Highest rank achieved: SP5 E-5 (T) Feb 1969Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Thailand (1966-68) Korea (1970)Dates of service: 1965 to 1977Details 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.John BenakDied: 2014Highest rank achieved: SFCBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Japan, Korea, Germany, Redmond Nike siteDates of service: 1948-1968Details of service: Squad leader, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division; specialty was Nike Hercules surface-to-air missilesDonald V. BirdsallBorn: Dec. 9, 1923Died: Sept. 26, 2011Highest rank achieved: master sergeantBranch of service: United States Air ForceDates of service: 1942-1962Details of service: Received DFC, AM and 3 OLC awardsWalter Lee BrazeltonHighest rank achieved: First sergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere 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 LewisDates of service: October 1956 to December 1977Carl B. BridgesDeceased (at age 70)Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Stationed on the USS BraineDates of service: 1952-1956John BrookeBorn: 1933Highest rank achieved: Specialist SP3Branch of service: Army infantryWhere served: HawaiiDates of service: 1955-56Details of service: worked as a guard for prison duty and combat trainingMilton BronsdonHighest rank achieved: Interior Communications Second ClassBranch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: served on U.S.S. Grand Canyon AD28, traveled to Mediterranean countries, England, Norway, CubaDates of service: 1955-1958Jim BriodyHighest rank achieved: Specialist 5 (E-5)Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: U.S. Military Liaison Mission, West Berlin and Potsdam, East GermanyDates of service: 1961-1964In loving memory of SSgt Dale and Lt Alice Lee Ivan A. LeeFrom the April 20, 1944, edition of The Issaquah Press: Citizens of this community, through the purchase of war bonds during the period of September 1 to October 9, 1944, earned the honor of having a North American P-51 Mustang fighter christened Chief Issaquah. Inquiries from several quarters indicate the people are anxious to hear something definite regarding this machine, designed to help our fighters in the front lines, and we are pleased to present a picture of it herewith.B4Roger Lee BrownHighest rank achieved: Army PFC and Navy MR3Branch of service: Army and NavyWhere served: 41st Infantry Division 146 Field Artillery (Army); USS Ticonderoga; USS Coral SeaDetails of service: Multiple cruises with Pacific Fleet to the Far EastDates of service: Army 1955-58; Navy 1958-62Christopher Brown Sr.Highest rank achieved: ABH 3rd classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served:CVN 68 USS NimitzDetails of service: Served in Atlantic Fleet with multiple cruises to the Mediterranean areaDates of service: March 1979to March 1983Christopher Brown Jr.Highest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Stryker BrigadeDetails 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 engagementsDates of service: November 2004 to presentWayne F. BusbyBorn: 1920Died: 1995Highest rank achieved: Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class; ratings held S1c, AMM3c, AMM2cBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: NRAB Seattle, NRAB Pasco, Hed Ron 14-2, FAW-14, Hed Ron Fleet Airwing Six-FAW-4Dates of service:April 1942to October 1945Bud ButterfieldBorn: Oct. 17, 1934Highest rank achieved: Chief Petty OfficerBranch of service: NavyDates of service: 1951 to 1971Details of service: first served aboard the USS Saint Paul heavy cruiser, stationed in many locations from San Diego to Alaska; retired upon returning from service in VietnamFred ButlerHighest rank achieved: ColonelBranch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: Vietnam, Germanyand U.S.Dates of service: Jan. 8, 1963to Jan. 31, 1990Clinton H. Brown(no photo available)Branch of service:U.S. Army Where served: European Theater of OperationsDetails of service: combat, World War II, Prisoner of War, Germany, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry DivisionGaius Sunday BuxtonHighest rank achieved: Signalman third classBranch of service:U.S. NavyWhere 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, JapanDates of service: 1944-1946Jean-Michel ChristopherHighest rank achieved: EM2 (electricians mate second class)Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Cityof Corpus Christi Dates of service: August 1992 to August 1998Joseph Elmer ChevalierBorn: Aug. 3, 1925Highest rank achieved: Coxswain onthe USS PGM-19Branch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: Okinawa and RyukyusDates of service: August 1942 to January 1946Theodore Vernon Colbert Sr.Born: Jan. 22, 1922Died: Jan. 6, 2012Highest rank achieved: PFC/ Special Weapons GroupBranch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere 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 beachesDates of service: Nov. 12, 1942 to May 5, 1945Details of service: awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon 1 star for New Georgia Group OperationsRobert R. CowardBorn: June 6, 1939Highest rank achieved: Adjutant 3Branch of service:U.S. Navy, Aviation Machinist MateWhere served: aircraft carriers USS Kearsarge CVA 33 and USS Oriskany CVA 34Dates of service: Sept. 10, 1957to Sept. 10, 1961Thomas Strander CarlisleBorn: March 28, 1923Deceased: 2007Branch of service: Marine CorpsDates of service: 1943-1946Highest rank achieved: 1st LieutenantDetails of service: In 1942, enlisted as aviation cadet; in 1943, completed flight training, receiving his aviator wings and commission as 2nd LieutenantDonald (Bud) Wayne CochranBorn: Dec. 1, 1921Highest rank achieved: Staff SergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: 634th Ordinance Ammunition; New Guinea, Philippines, JapanDates of service: May 1942 to January 1946Details of service: served in combat; boarded the David C. Shanks in San Francisco with nearly 5,000 other G.I.s. While serving in New Guinea, he was burned with mustard gas. He landed in Japan with the first American invasion forces where he remained until the end of the war.William Michael CooperBorn: April 25,1940Highest rank achieved: Master sergeantBranch of service: Air Force, Marine CorpsWhere served: served in combat, Vietnam Conflict, first Marine platoon to land, stayed until 1967Dates of service: USMC September 1958 to June 1967Details 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 AwardGeorge W. (Bud) Croft Jr.Highest rank achieved: E9 (master chief petty officer)Branch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: Pacific Theater, World War IIWounded in action: In Pearl Harbor hospital recovering from appendectomy when the Japanese began bombing. 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: 1941-1971Dallas CrossHighest rank achieved: PFC, U.S. Army Infantry (twice achieved)Branch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served:Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., and Fort Meyer Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.Dates of service: Active service, Sept. 11, 1957 to Sept. 10, 1959; Army Reserve, 1959-1962Details 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 stateLee CookBorn: Mar. 14, 1941Highest rank achieved: Master Chief Petty OfficerBranch of service: NavyWhere served: all over the world, Europe and the Far EastDates of service: 1961-88Colin CorbettBorn: Jan. 14, 1931Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: ArmyWhere served: northeastern France and CaliforniaDates of service: six years in the 1950sDetails of service: supply depot, toured Europe, Nike missile base in San Francisco, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Chemical Corps, small corps gas masks and chemical training for chemical warfarePhillip James ConwayBorn: Feb. 22, 1926Highest rank achieved: Coxswain on the USS RenshawBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: World War II Solomon Islands, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, GuamDetails 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 1946Frank ColeBorn: July 31, 1940Died: Sept. 13, 2014Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsDates of service: 1962-1964 (three years)Details of service: combat, VietnamAlice L. DavisHighest rank achieved: Petty officer first class Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: San Diego; Great Lakes, Ill.; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Camp Lejeune, N.C.Dates of service: Aug. 11, 1994to present Gerald Patrick DarstBorn: March 17, 1932Highest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service:U.S. ArmyDates of service: 1951-1952Details of service: served in combatin KoreaWilliam DixonHighest rank achieved: Boatswains mate second classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Mediterranean and Pacific TheatersDates of service: October 1942 to January 1946Raymond C. DavisBorn: July 8, 1941Highest rank achieved: Radarman third classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Far East, Pacific, Guantanamo Bay, CubaDetails of service: Served onthe USS Washburnand the USS CabildoDates of service: 1959 to 1963W.J. (Joe) DodgeDied: June 3, 1982Highest rank achieved: Private (infantry)Branch of service: U.S. Army (Samuel Company)Where served: Georgia, not deployedDates of service: Discharged May 3, 1919W.J. (Joe) Dodge Jr.Highest rank achieved: AO3 (aviation ordnance man third class)Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Hancock CVA-19, Southeast AsiaDates of service: October 1961 to November 1963James R. DarstBorn: Jan. 1, 1927Died: Oct. 27, 2011Branch of service: U.S. NavyDates of service: 1945-1947Details of service: served aboard a landing-craft carrier in the Pacific Theater during World War IIJames Gerard DayBorn: July 24, 1953Highest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service: Marine CorpsWhere served: Marine Corps Aircraft WingDates of service: 1972-74Details of service: ranked as a pistol and rifle sharpshooter, received the National Defense Service MedalJack DompierBorn: Dec. 1, 1946Highest rank achieved: RM3Branch of service: NavyDates of service: 1966-1970Details 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.Thomas D. DoneganHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonelBranch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Panama, England, Europe, KoreaWounded in action: Suffered machine gun leg wounds while leading a rifle platoon into Germany in February 1945Dates of service: January 1940 July 1946, July 1952 to January 1965Charles DorianBorn: Sept. 27, 1921Highest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: Coast GuardWhere served: North Atlantic, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Great Lakes; World War II Greenland, New YorkDates of service: June 1942 to March 1972Details of service: served on seven ships in the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Great Lakes, North Pacific and South Pacific Oceans; was Chief Coast Guard Communications from 1964-67 and Deputy Director, Office of Telecommunications, in the U.S. Department of Transportation from 1967-72; is one of the fathers of the current satellite communication system for shipsName: 16335/Alpine Licensing Width: 63p9 Depth: 2 in On Page: 5 Request Page: 0 Type: Display Color: Black File Name: :16000-16999:16300-16399:16335-Alpine Licensing Size: 12 in 22.16335.IP.RBob DoyleBorn: Jul. 29, 1931Highest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: Army Special ForcesWhere served: KentuckyDates of service: August 1952 to March 1955Details of service: never left the statesB4 Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Issaquah Press U.S. National ArchivesU.S. Army soldiers during World War II disembark from a landing craft at an Italian beach, possibly during the landings at Salerno, in September 1943.LOCAL VETERANS: ARE YOU MISSING FROM THIS SECTION? SEND YOUR INFORMATION AND PHOTO TO EDITOR@ISSPRESS.COMFOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEARSS LEST WE FORGET SECTION. The Issaquah Press Thursday, May 26, 2016 B5B5Duane W. EnglundHighest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service: Army EngineersWhere served: Europe, Philippine IslandsDates of service: July 1943to January 1947Tauno L. EricksonHighest rank achieved: Technical sergeantBranch of service: U.S. Army Signal CorpsWhere served: Southwest and Central Pacific theatersMedal awarded: Bronze Star Dates of service: May 1942 to October 1945Norma Ernsting-EmmonsHighest rank achieved: StorekeeperSecond Class Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Milledgeville, Ga.,and BremertonDates of service: March 2, 1943to July 12, 1945Ralph Carl EikenberryHighest rank achieved: Staff sergeantBranch of service: U.S. Marine Corps infantryWhere 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 JapanDates of service: 1946-48; 1950-51Joel EsteyHighest rank achieved: E-5Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Served in combat in I Corps South Vietnam, Da Nang Chulai; mostly in the field throughout tour of duty; American 196th Light InfantryDetails of service: Wounded by booby trap; awarded a Purple Heart and two Bronze StarsDates of service: 1967-1969William FalkensteinBorn: Dec. 22, 1913Died: Dec. 18, 2001Highest rank achieved: Master sergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: World War II New Guinea; Korean War Seoul, KoreaDates of service: 1940-60Bill EvansBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Pacific Theater during World War IIDetails of service: Combat medic, wounded in action in the Philippines, awarded Bronze Star David T. EvansBorn: Oct. 2, 1943Died: 2002Highest rank achieved: 1st LieutenantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Heidelberg, GermanyDates of service: 1967-69Details of service: Military Police and Criminal Investigation DivisionPete FaviniBorn: 1894Died: 1977Branch of service:U.S. NavyDates of service:World War IDetails of service: served in World War Iaboard the USS Theodore, where he made seven trips to France, and then crashed on the reefs of FranceStanley Pete FaviniBorn: March 7, 1923Died: Aug. 25, 1987Branch of service: NavyWhere served: USS Monterey aircraft carrierDates of service:World War IIDetails of service: Served on aircraft carrier USS Monterey; ship was on the Japanese coast ready to attack when the Japanese surrenderedDelbert E. FlemingHighest rank achieved: Chief petty officerBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Vietnam on various ships and commandsDates of service: 1957-77Barry A. FederHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonelBranch of service: U.S. Army, retiredWhere 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 1975-1995John E. FloodHighest rank achieved: LieutenantBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Supply CorpsDates of service: Three yearsLuther E. FranklinHighest rank achieved: LieutenantBranch of service: NavyWhere served: continental USA and GTMODetails of service: naval aviatorYears of service: active duty, 1953-57; active reserve, 1957-58; inactive reserve, 1958-73Tyler Lenwood FrakerBorn: June 11, 1970Highest rank achieved: E-4, fuels specialistBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceWhere served: Spain during Desert Shield and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, during Desert StormDetails of service: 406th Tactical Fighter Training WingDates of service: October 1990 to October 1994Glenn FultonName: Glenn FultonBorn: Nov. 20, 1925Died: April 26, 2015Branch of service: U.S. Army Air CorpsDates of service: started in 1943 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946Wayne GeigerHighest rank achieved: E4Branch of service:U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: 1st Marine Division; served in combat in Danang, Vietnam, from May 1969to May 1970Dates of service: November 1968 to May 1970Brandon ChristopherGalvanBorn: Jan. 8, 1990Highest rank achieved: Private First ClassBranch of service: ArmyWhere served: 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, First Infantry Division, Combat Aviation BrigadeDates of service: May 2013 to presentDetails of service: returned home May 5, 2014, from combat service in Kandahar, Afghanistan; received Gold Coin of HonorDurward M. GarrettHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant ColonelBranch of service:Air Force (retired)Where served: included World War II, 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.Dates of service: enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in June 1943 and retired in June 1966Details 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 navigatorWilliam Clinton GeilBorn: Jan. 16, 1925Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service:]U.S. ArmyDates of service: 1943-74Details of service: During World War II, plane crashed in Germany and he was a POW for 44 days, received $44 in compensation and bought his wife a watchRay GiaudroneHighest rank achieved: MM 1st ClassBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Navy Post OfficeDates of service: 1941-45Louis Charles GiraldinHighest rank achieved: Radioman Second ClassBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: North Pacific Ocean Dates of service: April 12, 1944to Feb. 21, 1946William Daniel GilleyHighest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere 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: 1936-42Doris GrossHighest rank achieved: Link instructor, involved in American Legion, first woman vice commander Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Corpus Christi, Texas Dates of service: 1941-45Sabatino GermaniBorn: Dec. 19, 1922Died: 1998Branch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: Repair Facility Guam, Shore Patrol, USS Hector,USS Yellowstoneand Fleet Reserve Dates of service: 1939-63Details of service: electronic technician in World War II, Korea and VietnamMark W. GilliamBorn: Feb. 3, 1959Highest rank achieved: EnginemanSecond ClassBranch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: on the USS Ketchikan and at the Naval Torpedo Station, Keyport, Wash.Dates of service: 1976-82Details of service: four-year Good Conduct awardDavid GermaniBorn: July 26, 1947Highest rank achieved: Staff Sergeant Branch of service:U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: Marine Corps Recruiting Depot in San Diego; Okinawa; Vietnam; Camp Pendleton in CaliforniaDates of service: 1965-71 and 1975-77Details of service: served in Vietnam in 1967, at An Hoa and Hill 55 in the 155mm Artillery Battery, Third Battalion 11th Marines, First Marine Division, I Corps; received the Combat Action Ribbon and meritoriously promoted to Sergeant in VietnamThomas GentschBorn: May 30, 1927Died: July 21, 2014Branch of service: U.S. ArmyDates of service: 1945-46Details of service: served in the infantry and medical corpsNicholas GrossiBorn: May 3, 1925Highest rank achieved: private first classBranch of service: ArmyDates of service: 18 months in World War IIDetails of service: Nick was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his serviceJoseph L. GroveBorn: March 16, 1942Highest rank achieved: Sgt. First ClassBranch of service: four years active duty Air Force, six years Navy Reserve, 10 years Army National GuardWhere 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 GuardDates of service: 1960-64; 1985-2002Details of service: active duty Air Force 5040th Supply Squadron, US Navy Reserve and Army National Guard 875 Combat EngineersClayton HagenBorn: Aug. 23, 1942Died: June 8, 2014Branch of service:U.S. Marine CorpsDetails of service: 17 years, served two tours of duty in Vietnam and received the Presidential Unit Citation and several other accommodationsKenneth Lee HamptonBorn: Nov. 12, 1931Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeantBranch of service: U.S. Army Security AgencyWhere served: KoreaDetails of service: Served until the truce was signedDates of service: 1952-55Robert HansbroughBorn: Dec. 5, 1924Highest rank achieved: chief electricians mateBranch of service:U.S. NavyDates of service: 1942-46Details of service: Robert served during World War II in the Aleutian Islands, Japan and the Philippines. He also authored a book on his experiences titled WWII Memories U.S.S Wisconsin He served as the Chief Electricians Mate on the USS Wisconsin BB-64Gordon HansonBorn: 1926Highest rank achieved: PrivateBranch of service: Canadian Army Where served: Chilliwack, British ColumbiaDates of service: March 1945 to September 1945Details of service: engineering divisionTim FloodU.S. NavyThe U.S. Navy battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a 16-inch shell toward a North Korean target during the Korean War in mid-1952.LOCAL VETERANS: ARE YOU MISSING FROM THIS SECTION? SEND YOUR INFORMATION AND PHOTO TO EDITOR@ISSPRESS.COMFOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEARSS LEST WE FORGET SECTION.B6David HayesHighest rank achieved: Journalist first classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere Served: USS Simon Lake; Diego Garcia; USS Kittyhawk; Naval Station Sandpoint, Naval Station EverettDates of service: 1987-1998 Roger L. HericDied: 1994Highest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Germany, 749th Tank BattalionDetails of service: The 749th fought with the 76th Division, April 7-30, 1944; was wounded in actionJames Thurston HogansonHighest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army, infantryWhere served: 40th and 24th Infantry Divisions in KoreaDetails of service: Served in combat in Korea as a medical techDates of service:May 1953to March 1955Randolph (Randy) Carter HarrisonBorn: June 21, 1944Highest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: Army Special ForcesWhere served: U.S. and South East Asia (Vietnam/Cambodia)Dates of service: Regular Army active duty: January 1966 to June 1971; Army Special Forces Reserve: March 1989 to March 1993Details of service: enlisted infantry, attended Infantry Officers Candidate School, commissioned as second lieutenant, completed basic airborne training, Special Forces Qualification, Special Forces Officers Intelligence Course, Defence Language Institute Course/Vietnamese, two tours of duty in Republic of South Vietnam totaling 27 months in countryRon HowatsonHighest rank achieved: CD3Branch of service:U.S. Navy SeabeesWhere served: Korea 1952-1954Edward C. Harris(No photo available)Born: April 16,1916Died: March 19,1974Details of service: served three years as a Merchant Marine in Alaska, World War IIStanley C. Harris(No photo available)Born: Jan. 31, 1943Died: March 8, 2011Dates of service: 1963-69Details of service: served six years in the National GuardShirley Beining HilgemannHighest rank achieved: E5/SP5Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: 9th Adjutant General Fort Lewis; HQ U.S. Army Element, Brunssum, The NetherlandsDetails of service:We married one year before joining the U.S. Army. Would do it all over the marriage and serving. Received Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Joint Services Commendation MedalDates of service: 1975-1980Ewert HilgemannHighest rank achieved: E5/SP5Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: 9th Adjutant General Fort Lewis; HQ U.S. Army Element, Brunssum, The NetherlandsDetails of service: Married my high school sweetheart one year before joining the Army. She convinced me that serving together would be fun. It was. Received Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Expert (M16) Dates of service: 1975-1980Neal Harley HowardBorn: Oct. 6, 1945Highest rank achieved: Specialist 4th ClassBranch of service: ArmyWhere served: 5th of 46th Light Infantry Brigade attached to 198th Light Infantry Brigade, located in Chulai below DanangDates of service: January 1967 to January 1969Details of service: served in combat in Vietnam, mortar man (killing radius is 50 meters; mortar would go up 5 miles)S. William HollingsworthBorn: 1925Died: 2010Highest rank achieved: PFC (private first class) Branch of service: U.S. Army 100th InfantryWounded in action: In combat in France, November 1944Dates of service: World War II,January 1944to August 1945Archie HowatsonBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere 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 movingDates of service:Jan. 5, 1942 to 1945Robert C. HarperHighest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Army Signal Corps MOS 1187Where served: U.S. and GermanyDates of service: December 1952 to November 1954Judson Burns HarperBorn: Dec. 8, 1936Highest rank achieved: Gunnery sergeantBranch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: Korea and VietnamDetails of service: Awarded Combat Action Medal, two air medals, six good conduct medals, Navy commendation, served as aerial gunman on CH-46 helicoptersDates of service: Dec. 10, 1953 to June 30, 1973Douglas E. HarrisBorn: Jan. 30, 1949Died: Feb. 16, 1989Highest rank achieved: E5 Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsDates of service: 1970-1973Details of service: served three years, stationed in Yuma, Arizona, and JapanRoy InuiHighest rank achieved: T5Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Was an allied translator, interpreter section; served in combat in the Philippines for two monthsDetails of service: Received Presidential Unit Citation, Congressional Gold Medal (2011), Philippine Liberation Medal, othersDates of service: 1944-46Daryl E. JohnsonBorn: December 1927Died: October 2009Highest rank achieved: Seaman first classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Washington, D.C.Dates of service: 1945-46Reed W. JarvisDied: April 1, 2012Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Washington National Guard, Washington State GuardWhere served: Korea, Persian GulfDetails of service: Active and reserveDates of service: March 1951 to June 2001Bonnie Eugene Johnson Jr.Born: July 5, 1925Died: March 29, 2012Highest rank achieved: ETM 3CBranch of service: U.S. NavyDates of service: Jan. 1, 1944to May 31, 1946Details of service: Great Lakes Naval Air Station in Radio Training School, radio operator, World War II veteranErik JohnsonHighest rank achieved: Second class petty officer Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: IraqDates of service: 1994-2006Steve JohnsonHighest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: VietnamDates of service: August 1967 to August 1969Gene KlineburgerHighest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Utah, California, ArizonaDates of service: 1942-45Rolland R. KiefelHighest rank achieved: 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 ConwayDates of service: June 6, 1958 to June 6, 1964Scott Wayne JohnsonHighest rank achieved: E4 AMH/AMSBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: VAQ 129 VikingDates of service: 1978-1988Donnas D. JohnsonHighest rank achieved: YN1Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Mare Island Naval Shipyard; Alameda Naval AirbaseDates of service: 1950-1954Ken KonigsmarkBorn: 1956Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonelBranch of service: Army and Air Force ReserveWhere served: West Point, Korea, Fort Lewis, Guam, HawaiiDates of service: 1974-2000Details of service: Military Intelligence officer; six years active Army and 17 years in Air Force ReserveRalph F. Krantz(No photo available)Branch of service: Army Air ForceWhere served: European Theater of OperationsDetails of service: combat, World War II, Prisoner of War, Germany, 710th Bombardment Squadron, 447th Bombardment GroupLarry R. KulinDeceasedHighest rank achieved: Yeoman Third Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Japan, Hawaii, PhilippinesDates of service: 1959-1963Arthur E. LanddeckBorn: April 25, 1921 Died: March 9, 2003Highest rank achieved: SergeantBranch 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 LuzonDates of service: June 15, 1942 to Dec. 23, 1945Howard E. LanddeckHighest rank achieved: AX3 (aviation antisubmarine warfare technician, third class)Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Ream Field, Imperial Beach, Calif.; USS BenningtonDates of service: Nov. 17, 1961to Aug. 31, 1965Margaret (Slate) LarsenBorn: April 12, 1930Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeantBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceWhere served: KoreaDetails of service: As one of very few female radio repair technicians, she worked to prepare Presidents Trumans and Eisenhowers planes for flights in the Pacific.Dates of service: 1951-1954Richard C. LarsonBorn: Aug. 3, 1919Died: Nov. 26, 2010Highest rank achieved: Tech Sergeant 5th GradeBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere 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 1941to July 1945Bruce LeavittBorn: Nov. 20, 1925Highest rank achieved: Signalman Second ClassBranch of service: NavyWhere served: European Theater, Pacific TheaterDates of service: December 1941 to December 1946Details of service: visited North Africa, Italy, Scotland, Wales, England, Okinawa and the Pacific IslandsB6 Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Issaquah Press Department of DefenseMembers of the 3rd Marine Division complete construction of a 105 mm howitzer position at a mountaintop fire support base in Vietnam in 1968. Issaquah Valley Grange #581LOCAL VETERANS: ARE YOU MISSING FROM THIS SECTION? SEND YOUR INFORMATION AND PHOTO TO EDITOR@ISSPRESS.COMFOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEARSS LEST WE FORGET SECTION. The Issaquah Press Thursday, May 26, 2016 B7B7Name: 16159/Spiritwood at Pine Lake Width: 20p9 Depth: 3 in On Page: 2 Request Page: 0 Type: Display Color: Black File Name: :16000-16999:16100-16199:16159-Spiritwood at Pine Lake Size: 6 in Respect, Remember,Never Forget Freedom!Spiritwood Brings Retirement to Life!Assisted Living & Memory Care Available(425)313-9100 www.villageconcepts.com3607 - 228th Ave SE Issaquah, WA 9802922.16159.IP-LWF.REdward Prior LeahyBorn: April 1, 1923Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant JG Branch of service: U.S. Navy/ Marine CorpsWhere served: 4th Marine Division Iwo Jima, Marshall Islands, Tinian, SaipanDetails of service: Injured and taken to the hospital on the third day of attacks on Iwo JimaDates of service: 1942-45Ivan A. LeeHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant commanderBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46); Vietnam 1972-74Dates of service: July 1969 to September 1974William Kenneth LokenBorn: Oct. 1, 1930Highest rank achieved: JO3Branch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: Whidbey Island Naval Air Station & Commander Submarine Force Pacific FleetDates of service:Jan. 17, 1951to Dec. 3, 1954Details of service: JournalistRobert C. LyonHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant commanderBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Served in combat in Korea for 18 monthsDetails 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 Lenawee APA 195Dates of service: May 17, 1943to July 1, 1966Edith Rose MacDougallDeceased (at age 58) Highest rank achieved: Mechanics mateBranch of service: Navy WAVES Where served: Cedar Falls, Iowa; Norman, Okla.Dates of service: 1943-44mother of former Mayor Ava FrisingerJeremiah Fraser Pitts MacDougallDeceased (at age 76)Highest rank achieved: Lt. junior gradeBranch of service: Navy Where served: South Pacific; AtlanticDates of service: 1943-1945 active duty; reserve to 1954;father of former Mayor Ava FrisingerGladys MacKenzieBorn: May 17, 1918Died: Jun. 14, 2012Dates of service: 1944-1946Details of service: stationed at Harrisburg, Penn., as the store-keep where she met and fell in love with Kenneth MacKenzie; discharged in 1946Kenneth MacKenzieBorn: Nov. 9, 1920Died: Aug. 25, 2003Branch of service: NavyWhere served: USS Memphis and later Harrisburg, Penn.Dates of service: 1943-1946Details of service: served on the USS Memphis, patrolling waters between Brazil and Africa; later stationed at a supply depot in Harrisburg, Penn.Urban V. MassetHighest rank achieved: E-7Branch of service: U.S. Coast GuardWhere served: Marine Patrol; Marine Inspection; served in combat in Korean waters marking channels for troop ships for six monthsDetails 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 retirementBob McCoyHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Forrestal CVA-59, Sixth Fleet (Mediterranean)Dates of service: 1966-73Steven W. LewisHighest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: VietnamDates of service: 1966-1972D.C. Duke LivingstoneHighest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service:U.S. Marines CorpsWhere served: continental U.S.Dates of service: 1956-64Sean S. LewisHighest rank achieved: Private first classBranch of service:U.S. Marine CorpsDates of service:2011presentJames C. Leonard(No photo available)Branch of service: Army, 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry DivisionWhere served: European Theater of OperationsDetails of service: combat, World War II, prisoner of war, GermanyRobert M. Leinbach(No photo available)Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: European Theater of OperationsDetails of service: combat, World War II, prisoner of war, Germany, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry DivisionMarvin Otto LemkeBorn: Oct. 3, 1920Died: March 7, 2014Highest rank: Aviation Machinists Mate 1st Class (Petty Officer 1st Class)Branch: U.S. NavyDetails of service: served in Pacific Theatre during World War II; he was retired Navy, serving from 1942 to 1975Irving LevinHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant ColonelBranch of service: Army Air Corps, later U.S. Air Force, 452nd Bombardment Group World War IIWhere served: European Theater of OperationsDates of service:1942-1965Details of service: combat, B-17 navigator, World War II, prisoner of war, shot down over Germany Chad MagendanzBorn: May 24, 1967Highest rank achieved: LieutenantBranch of service:U.S. NavyDates of service: 1985-97Where served: SSBN 730 & 729Details of service: Submariner specialty, Navy Achievement MedalLedo J. MalmassariDied: Oct. 25, 1998Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Korea Third Infantry DivisionDates of service: 1950-52John A. MarshDeceasedHighest rank achieved: PrivateBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: 75th Infantry DivisionDetails of service: Served in combat for one year in the European Theatre; received Purple Heart for being wounded during the Battle of the BulgeDonald MasonBorn: Dec. 16, 1931Died: March 21, 2015Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsDates of service: March 1951 to 1954Highest rank achieved: SergeantEd McKeeHighest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service: U.S. Air Force, turret gunnerWhere served: Served in combat in 12th Air Force in Corsica, fall and winter of 1944-45; 23 bombing missions over European TheaterDates of service: Sept. 16, 1940to Sept. 14, 1945John A. Tony McIntoshBorn: Jun. 8, 1942Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: ArmyWhere served: Second Battalion, Second Infantry, Fifth Division; Headquarters Company, Third Brigade, 50th Armored Division Dates of service: 1964-66Details of service: served in combat for 10 months in 1966Norman W. McLeanDeceasedHighest rank achieved: Seaman first classBranch of service: U.S. Coast Guard Where served: Alaska Dates of service: April 21, 1943 to March 18, 1946Don A. McWhirterBorn: March 1, 1931Highest rank achieved: Staff SergeantBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceDates of service: May 23, 1949to Nov. 7, 1952Details of service: HRRCWhere served: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, through basic training, permanent party at HRRC until dischargedThomas M. MechlerBorn: Feb. 26, 1932Highest rank achieved: Staff SergeantBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceDates of service: September 1950to September 1954Details of service: Airborne radar mechanic, 434th and 464th Troop Carrier WingsJohn MeekBorn: Sept. 30, 1961Highest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere 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 ShieldDates of service: Nov. 1, 1984to May 16, 1992Details of service: Combat Engineer, 317th Engr BN & 116th RAOCDavid V. MerrittHighest rank achieved: Sergeant First ClassBranch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Okinawa, Vietnam, India, Bolivia, Greece and Afghanistan Dates of service: July 1954 to July 1957; September 1959to November 1976Alan Ray MilesBorn: July 18, 1947Highest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: VietnamDetails of service: Received the Purple Heart for shrapnel in the leg, Presidential Unit Citation, 2nd Battalion and 9th Marine DivisionDates of service: 1967 to 1968Michael Dean MilesBorn: Oct. 10, 1951Highest rank achieved: Lance corporalBranch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: OkinawaDetails of service: Meritorious Unit Citation and National Defense Service Medal, 5th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force PacificDates of service:1970-72Melvin MillerBorn: Nov. 5, 1922Died: April 25, 2010Branch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: Philippine TheaterDates of service: 1942-45Leonard MilesBorn: Dec. 16, 1920Died: 2005 (in Issaquah)Highest rank achieved: PFC, washmanBranch of service: U.S. ArmyWhere served: Sitka, AlaskaDetails of service: Received the Victory MedalDates of service: 1945-46Jack LoppnowBorn: 1921Highest rank achieved: Staff Sergeant Branch of service: Army Air CorpsWhere served: Iwo Jimaand the United StatesDates of service: 1942-46Details of service: all over the United States and Iwo JimaLucille E. LundstromBranch of service: U.S. ArmyHighest 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 operationDetails of service: Was the youngest nurse on the Marigold at age 22; Bronze Star (4) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Bronze Star (2) European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Bronze Star (2) Philippine Liberation Medal Years of service: Dec. 31, 1943to Feb. 1, 1946U.S. NavyMembers of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps are photographed in late 1944 at the Norfolk Naval Hospital in Virginia.B8Norman B. Crash NashHighest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Service included two combat tours in A-6 Intruders in VietnamDates of service: 1957-88Details of service: naval aviator; served in attack squadrons and weapons test facilities; aircraft carrier operations officerDonald NelsonBorn: Jan. 11, 1928Died: 1969Highest rank achieved: SpecialistBranch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: in combat in the Korean Conflict for a little more than a yearDates of service: 1950-53Details of service: Headquarters CompanyGerald A. NelsonBorn: July 26, 1944Highest rank achieved: Specialist 5Branch of service: Army National Guard and Military PolicemanWhere served: CaliforniaDates of service: January 1964to January 1970Details of service: Outstanding military policeman of our company in 1967Gary C. NewbillHighest rank achieved: Major Branch of service: U.S. Marine Corps ReserveWhere served: Virginia; California; Okinawa, Japan; The Philippines and VietnamDates of service: January 1965to March 1968 (active duty)Ruben NietoBorn: May 4, 1946Highest rank achieved: Spl. 4Branch of service: U.S. ArmyDates of service:June 1966to March 1968Details of service: Radio Operator (RTO), 1st Cavalry Div/7th Cavalry RegimentCharles D. ParkerDied: Nov. 7, 2010Highest rank achieved: Captain Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: U.S.; Okinawa, Japan; VietnamDates of service: Sept. 9, 1954 to Sept. 30, 1974Russell D. PeeryHighest rank achieved: Specialist 4th classBranch of service: U.S. Army / Washington National Guard Where served: Camp Murray, Wash., 181st Support Battalion, Company DDates of service: August 1977to May 1983Norman PeeryHighest rank achieved: Seaman first class Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Aleutian Islands, Alaska; Japan; USS Jarvis DD-799Dates of service: Dec. 16, 1943to May 19, 1946Vernon M. ParrettHighest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: U.S. Army, medicalWhere served: Served two years in the Valley Forge Army Hospital in officers ward, tuberculosis unitDates of service: 1944-46 and 1952-54Gerald Francis PetersenBorn: Sept. 15, 1925Highest rank achieved: Air cadetBranch of service:U.S. Army/Air ForceWhere served: Various bases in the U.S.Dates of service: 1943-45Duncan MulhollandHighest rank achieved: Staff sergeantBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceWhere served: 3595th GIDIST Supply Squadrons; Nellis Air Force Base, 1951-52; NCOIC Base Supply Nagoya, Japan, 1952-54Details of service: Awarded good conduct medal, National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations MedalDates of service: November 1950to November 1954Kevin J. MurphyBorn: March 17, 1957Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant ColonelBranch of service:U.S. Army and Air ForceWhere served: U.S. and overseasDates of service: June 1979to June 2000Details of service: Army Infantry and Intelligence, Air Force IntelligenceRichard MurphyBorn: March 10, 1923Highest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service:U.S. Army Air CorpsWhere served: Shemya Air Station, AlaskaDates of service:July 1943to October 1949Details of service: On his first mission, he flew one of six planes out of 18 that returned from bombing Japan; on his 23rd and last mission, he was shot down Dec. 7, 1944, over Sakhalin Island. Was a POW in Russia.John Norman NaegleBorn: May 1, 1942Died: Jan. 4, 1999Highest rank achieved: CommanderBranch of service: U.S. Coast GuardDetails 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; Dtente Delegation to USSR 1974-75; served on several wind class icebreakersDates of service: 1964-85Ernest R. NybergHighest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Air ForceWhere served: South Pacific Tinian IslandWounded in action: B-29 crashed off Iwo Jima, three men survived out of crew of 10; made 17 missions, some over capital of JapanDates of service: 1943-45Michael OConnorBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceDates of service: 1962-1966Details: 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. Leroy OlsonBorn: Oct. 28, 1921Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Junior Grade Branch of service:U.S. Navy ReservesAir Group IVWhere served: Pacific Theater during World War IIDates of service: August 1942 to December 1942Details of service: fighter pilot in 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 more than 1,200 targets; decorated with Air Medal Citation for meritorious achievement, skills and courageLouis OrtizHighest rank achieved: Petty officer second class Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: In the Pacific,aboard the aircraft carrierUSS Lexington,as radio gunmanWounded in action: Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple HeartDates of service: 1942-45Pete NorbyBorn: April 29, 1966Branch of service:U.S. NavyDates of service: 1989-93Highest rank achieved: LieutenantDetails of service: combat, Surface Warfare Officer, USS Cowpens (CG-63), Operation Southern Watch 1992-1993, Navy Achievement MedalRandal NelsonBorn: Oct. 22, 1919Died: July 19, 2014Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsDates of service: 1944-46Details of service: combat, served in Okinawa and Tientsin, China, and was awarded the Purple HeartRobert NelsonDied: July 22, 2014Born: June 30, 1925Branch of service:U.S. Navy (Air)Skyhawk SquadronDates of service:July 1943to March 1946Highest rank achieved: Combat AircrewmanDetails of service: trained as a pilot during World War II, serving in both the Atlantic and PacificDavid John MitmanBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Coral SeaYears of service: 1951-1953Details 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.)John MizenkoBorn: 1934Highest rank achieved: radar specialistBranch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: Rhode IslandDates of service: 1955-57Details of service: worked with Nike missile surface-to-air battery control when firedBoyd PetersonBorn: Feb. 10, 1930Died: July 3, 2014Branch of service: U.S. ArmyElmer John PetettHighest rank achieved: Pharmacists mate second class Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Alshain in the Asiatic Pacific and PhilippinesDates of service: July 1943to March 1946Jeston J. PhillipsBorn: Feb. 9, 1923Highest rank achieved: WT3/CBranch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Ludlow during World War IIDates of service: 1944-1946Details of service: served in combat in World War II, American Area, Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific Meindert PillieDied: March 10, 2010, at age 95Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Air CorpsWhere served: Instructor at 349th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, Tyndall Field, Fla.Dates of service: Oct. 21, 1941to Sept. 17, 1943Philip PitruzzelloHighest rank achieved: Aviation Radioman Second Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Atlantic Fleet, Pacific FleetDates of service: June 1942to September 1945Robert PlossHighest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service:U.S. Air Force(B-17 pilot, physician, U.S. Air Force medical)Where served: 11 combat missions over Germany; POW mission Austria to France; two food drops to the Dutch; flew Atlantic twiceDates of service: 1943-52Sarah PommerBorn: Dec. 12, 1943Highest rank achieved: LieutenantBranch of service: U.S. NavyDates of service: 1966-69Details of service: USN Nurse Corps, hospital nurse, amputee specialistWayne PommerBorn: Jan. 1, 1943Highest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service: U.S. Air ForceDates of service: 1966-70Details of service: administrative specialist; 941st Military Airlift Group, 97th Military Airlift Squadron, 62nd Security Police SquadronCharles Edwin Runacres Jr.Born: Sept. 17, 1917Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: USS Wedderburn DD684Dates of service: 1942-45Details of service: served in combat in the Pacific for three years and three months, survived three torpedoes while at sea and one kamikaze attackHugh Asher Preston Jr.Born: April 29, 1924Died: May 1, 2014Highest rank achieved: Seaman First ClassBranch of service:U.S. NavyDates of service: Feb. 11, 1942to Feb. 19, 1946Details of service: At 17, Hugh fudged his age and was accepted into the Navy. He served four years during World War II on the USS Aaron Ward III in the Pacific Theater. He was on watch at the wheelhouse when the ship was attached off Okinawa on May 3, 1945. Twenty-five planes attacked and six kamikaze planes crashed into its decks, towers and engine rooms. The attack lasted just under an hour and left the ship in dire condition with many wounded. Hugh was one of many heroes on board the ship that day.Gilbert PurschwitzBorn: April 16, 1939Highest rank achieved: Private First ClassBranch of service:U.S. ArmyDates of service: July 16, 1957to July 15, 1959Details of service: communications, 1st Army Division (Big Red One)David PorterBorn: Dec. 27, 1937Died: Nov. 10, 2014Branch of service:U.S. NavyDetails of service: served in the Pacific and during the Cuban Missile CrisisHugh Gordon Ross(No photo available)Highest rank achieved: Petty officer 2Branch of service: U.S. Navy, cryptograph techWhere served: Strategic nuclear deterrence in South China Sea during Vietnam War; Combat Zone vet, 1972-73; nuclear submarine forceDates of service: January 1971to January 1977B8 Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Issaquah Press U.S. Air ForceU.S. Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcon, F-15C Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft fly over burning oil field sites in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.LOCAL VETERANS: ARE YOU MISSING FROM THIS SECTION? SEND YOUR INFORMATION AND PHOTO TO EDITOR@ISSPRESS.COMFOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEARSS LEST WE FORGET SECTION. The Issaquah Press Thursday, May 26, 2016 B9B9Lee F. ScheelerBorn: April 10, 1926Died: April 21, 2015Highest rank achieved: Private First ClassBranch of service:U.S. Army/Air ForceWhere served: Germany Details of service: Served in 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division Rifleman in Belgium, France and Germany; awarded WWII Victory Medal, European-Middle East-Africa Campaign Medal, Army Occupation Medal and Belgian Fouragere; chaplain of the Post 79th SnoqualmieDates of service: 1944-46Elmo Jerome SagedahlHighest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: Pacific areaDates of service: May 26, 1944to Aug. 31, 1946Daniel S. SegonHighest rank achieved: Private Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: GermanyDates of service: 1966-67Dave SaoHighest rank achieved: Staff sergeantBranch of service:U.S. Air ForceWhere served: Strategic Air CommandDates of service: March 1966to March 1970Details 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 B-52 bombers in support of the Vietnam War, and loading and caring for nuclear weapons statesideMark SampsonBorn: Dec. 6, 1971Highest rank achieved: E5Branch of service: U.S. Marine CorpsWhere served: combat, Iraq, Gulf WarDates of service: 1991-2005Details of service: 31st Special Opts Wing, 58M SOW, 58th MOS, 58th MXS 16th CRS, two achievement medals, two national defense, Korean Defense ServiceCharles Earl SampsonBorn: June 24, 1955Highest rank achieved: Sgt.Branch of service: U.S. Air ForceDates of service: 1973-77Details of service: 509th Bomb Wing, avionicsHarvey Williard SampsonBorn: June 5, 1926Died: Nov. 6, 2011Highest rank achieved: CS3Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Asiatic PacificDates of service: May 26, 1944 to Aug. 25, 1952Details of service: cook, served on the U.S.S. Des Moines, CA-134Kenneth SchmelzerBorn: Aug. 29, 1925Died: June 12, 2014Branch of service:U.S. NavyDetails of service: honorably served his country on the USS Dixie throughout the South Pacific during World War IIHelen SabinBorn: April 10, 1923Highest rank achieved: Radioman Third ClassBranch of service: Coast GuardWhere served: New York, New Jersey, SeattleDates of service: 1943-45Details of service: Attended boot camp in Florida, worked in communications, one sister was an Army nurse and the other a nurse cadetGale Robert SchroederBorn: March 1935Deceased: June 2005Highest rank achieved: Master SergeantBranch of service: ArmyWhere served: last unit 409th Engineer Company, ReserveDates of service: 1954-63 and 1976-94Details of service: airplane mechanicFrank Valentine SchroederBorn: Feb. 10, 1894Died: Sept. 6, 1977Branch of service: U.S. ArmyDetails of service: Fought in France during World War IJohn SchroederBorn: Feb. 23, 1888Died: Jan. 10, 1973Highest rank achieved: PrivateBranch of service:U.S. ArmyDates 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 Joint Base Lewis-McChordJay Robert RodneHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonelBranch of service:U.S. Marine Corps,U.S. Marine ReserveWhere served: Persian Gulf War (1991); Somalia (1992-93); Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kuwait and Iraq (2003)Dates of service: 1990-presentReuben Allen RichardHighest rank achieved: SP4Branch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: Company E, 122nd Maintenance Battalion, USAREURDates of service: January 1968to December 1969Don RiggsBorn: Seattle, 1936Highest rank:Private First ClassBranch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: OkinawaDates of service: October 1959 to January 1962Details of service: producer for The Voice of the United Nations Command, broadcasting propaganda radio programs to North Korea and China; returned in time to work at the 1962 Worlds FairRobert Howard Rocky RockwellHighest rank achieved: 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 1969-70 (The Blackscarfed Gunslingers)Dates of service: 1968-70Michael M. RisteDeceased Highest rank achieved: SP5/E-5Branch of service: U.S. Army, transportationWhere served: 1st Cavalry DivisionDetails of service: Served three tours of duty in VietnamYears of service: Oct. 25, 1966to Nov. 15, 1983Gerald T. ReinertBorn: Dec. 31, 1927Died: Feb. 25, 2015Details of service:Served in the Philippines as an encryptionist during the Korean ConflictEdward SchaeferBorn: June 10, 1911Died: 1986 in SpokaneHighest rank achieved: Technician fifth grade (Tec 5)Branch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: Served in combat in the European Theater, February 1944 to November 1945; 3429th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance CompanyDetails of service: A man who loved his countryDates of service: 1943-45William Edward SeilDeceased(at age 66)Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Air Force Where served: World War II, Koreaand VietnamDates of service: 1944-75Donald SemonBorn: April 14, 1925Died: Sept. 25, 2014Branch of service:U.S. Marine CorpsDates of service: retiredHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant ColonelDetails of service: joined the Marine Corps in 1942, fought in Korea, was reservist and trained troops at Camp Pendleton, California, commanding reservist officer at Sandpoint Naval BaseMary Ellen Holmes SheridanBorn: Sept. 7, 1927Highest rank achieved: LieutenantBranch of service: NavyWhere served: Pentagon; White House; Kodiak, Alaska; Long Beach, Calif.; Kansas City, Mo. (recruiting); Newport, R.I.Dates of service: 1953-1960Details of service: received a letter of commendation from the chairman, Joint Chiefs of StaffWayne SimonBorn: Aug. 20, 1922Highest rank achieved: first lieutenant fighter pilotBranch of service: Air ForceDates of service: 1944-46Details of service: Wayne was a fighter pilot in Sicily during World War IIPete SimsBorn: Oct. 28, 1919Highest rank achieved: CaptainBranch of service: Army, infantryWhere served: Germany, France, AustriaDates of service: 1941-46Details of service: served in World War II combat and occupation, received a Bronze Star and Bronze Star Clusters, Company Commander, kept in contact with 17 out of 178Norm SmithHighest rank achieved: ClassifiedBranch of service: U.S. Army counterintelligenceWhere served: Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.Dates of service: 1956-59Details of service: Worked in background investigation and wanted to go to Germany, but was never sent overseasWilliam A. SomsakHighest rank achieved: Boatswains mate third class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Marshall Islands, USS MidwayDetails of service: Received two medals; operated landing craftDates of service: 1942-44Cody D. SortebergBorn: Feb. 25, 1992Highest rank achieved: E4 (corporal)Branch of service: Marine CorpsWhere served: Afghanistan 2012, Japan/Korea 2013/2014Dates of service: January 2011 to presentDetails of service: weapons company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, served in combatJack Richard SteidlHighest rank achieved: PFC (private first class)Branch of service:U.S. Army Air CorpsWhere served: Jackson, Tenn.Dates of service: 1941-44Harold Rex Smith(No photo available)Born: Jan 20, 1925Highest rank achieved: chief petty officer; sergeant first classBranch of service: Navy, later ArmyDates of service: 1944-46; 1955-65Details of service: Naval Supply Base, England, 1944-46. Army transmitter technician in Pentagon, Ft. Meyer, Va., and GuamWilliam Britton StrikerBorn: Dec. 12, 1907 Died: Oct. 1, 2003Highest rank achieved: T-4, sergeantBranch of service:U.S. Army, Big Red 1Where served: Omaha Beach, Normandy,The Ardennes,Sicily, Tunisia Wounded in action: Leg wounds, shrapnel, awarded Silver Star and Bronze StarDates of service: July. 6, 1942to Sept. 2, 1945Ernest Milton SwansonHighest rank achieved: Aviation machinistfirst classBranch of service:U.S. Coast GuardDates of service: Oct. 21, 1941to Dec. 23, 1946George H. SwansonDied: 1992Branch of service:U.S. Army Air CorpsWhere served: United States Dates of service: 1943-45John SwansonDied: 2001Highest rank achieved: Staff sergeant Branch of service:U.S. Army Air CorpsWhere served: Missouri and Alberta, Ferry Command Post planes to Russia Dates of service: 1942-45Alonzo Lee SweetBorn: Nov. 18, 1938Died: 2003Highest rank achieved: CorporalBranch of service:U.S. NavyDates of service: April 27, 1956 to Oct. 16, 1959Jerry Dean TantBorn: July 27, 1959Died: 2015Highest rank achieved: E8Branch of service: U.S. Coast GuardWhere served: combat, Vietnam (July 30, 1961 to June 15, 1964), Korea (June 27, 1953 to July 27, 1954) served on USCGC KukuiDates of service: Sept. 22, 1952to July 31, 1979Details of service: BMCS, Earned the national defense service medal for Korean service, added a Bronze Star to the NDSM for service in Vietnam; his unit earned a meritorious unit commendation; USCG Cuttermans insignia (permanent), USCG Coxswains BadgeHenry D. Hank ThomasBorn: April 21, 1944Highest rank achieved: lieutenant commander, unrestricted lineBranch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: nuclear-powered submarines and surface combatantsDates of service: February 1963to March 1983Details of service: nuclear qualified, qualified in submarines, surface warfare qualification, Navy Commendation Medal recipientFrank R. TroutmanDeceasedHighest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service:U.S. Army/Air ForceWhere served: Pacific, Italy Dates of service: May 1940to January 1984Details of service: APTO-US-MTOGeorge Van LeeuwenBorn: May 18, 1921Died: 2012Highest rank achieved: LieutenantBranch of service:U.S. Army/Air ForceWhere served: in combat in the South PacificDates of service: 1943-45Details of service: pilot, flew C-46James H. Van WinkleDied: Feb. 9, 2008Drafted 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, 1946Jay Anthony VanniHighest rank achieved: Petty officer third classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: two six-month tours to Persian Gulf on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as catapult officerDetails of service: Letter of Commendation; graduated from Central Washington University with degrees in science and business; (lived in Issaquah for 36 years)Dates of Service: 1993-1997Dallas L. WaggonerDeceased(at age 76)Highest rank achieved: Tech sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Europe, Italy, North AfricaWounded in action: Purple Heart awardedDates of service: 1941-45LOCAL VETERANS: ARE YOU MISSING FROM THIS SECTION? SEND YOUR INFORMATION AND PHOTO TO EDITOR@ISSPRESS.COMFOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEARSS LEST WE FORGET SECTION.B10B10 Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Issaquah Press There are two newspapers in Issaquah, but theres only one Issaquah Press. A cornerstoneof the Issaquah communityfor 116 years Part of a locally owned, independent media company The largest reporting staff devoted to covering Issaquah news, sports, features and public events More news stories about Issaquah than any other newspaper More feature stories about Issaquah than any other newspaper More online photos and videosof Issaquah events than any other newspaper More Facebook posts about Issaquah news, sports and achievements than any other newspaper More tweets aboutwhats happeningright now in IssaquahTHE ISSAQUAH PRESSThe paper that covers Issaquah like no other190819551965196619671981200020022015191919491916Subscribe today: (425) 392-6434 or issaquahpress.comTHE EVOLUTION OF OUR FRONT-PAGE NAMEPLATE The Issaquah Press Thursday, May 26, 2016 B11Geoff WarrenHighest rank achieved: CommanderBranch of service:U.S. Coast GuardDates of service:1992 to presentDetails 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 Horizon oil spill, the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina; flew C-130s while stationed at Kodiak, Alaska, and Elizabeth City, N.C.Rufus Benjamin WilsonBorn: Oct. 11, 1924Highest rank achieved: private first classBranch of service: Army Air Force, Army Night Fighter SquadronDates of service: May 18, 1943 to July 4, 1946 Details of service: Served in combat war zone Italy, Africa. Good conduct medal, World War II Victory medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign medal, Army of Occupation medalDouglas Benjamin WilsonBorn: May 22, 1951Highest rank achieved: SP4Branch of service:U.S. ArmyDates of service: 1970-72Details of service: Served in VietnamGeorge WestlakeBorn: Feb. 21, 1919Highest rank achieved: ColonelBranch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: 1941-45 Franceand D-Day Dates of service: Retired 1972 Details of service: Colorado, Fort Lawton William James WeatherfordBorn: March 8, 1925Highest rank achieved: MAM 2CBranch of service:U.S. NavyWhere 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 monthsDates of service: July 1943 to March 1946Details of service: Awarded Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal 1 star and World War II Victory MedalMatt WinzenBorn: Jan. 22, 1925Highest rank achieved: MM1CBranch of service:U.S. NavyWhere served: Panama Canal, South Pacific Fleet Dates of service: 1943-45Details of service: enlisted at 18, assigned to nucleus crew for USS Dennis in Panama Canal; participated in many invasions, most notably the battle of Leyte Gulf; ship picked up 445 survivors from the aircraft carrier St. Louis; served on the destroyer escort the President flew in and protected carriersRobert Edward WolahanBorn: Nov. 23, 1932Died: Dec. 10, 2010Highest rank achieved: PNC (chief)Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Korea and VietnamDates of service: 1950-70David Les YeisleyBorn: Dec. 23, 1932Highest rank achieved: SergeantBranch of service: U.S. Army, InfantryWhere served: 3rd Infantry Division, Korea and 28th Infantry Division, GermanyDetails 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) MedalsDates of service: Jan. 22, 1951 to Jan. 8, 1954Jack YusenBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Pacific Theater: Home Front, Atlantic sub scare, Leyte GulfDetails 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 shark-infested Philippine Sea until rescuers arrived days laterJames WoodBorn: May 8, 1950Highest rank achieved: RM3Branch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: Vietnam, three toursDetails of service: Radio Teletype Task Group operator, Yankee StationDates of service: 1968-72Winston Matthew YourglichHighest rank achieved: PhM3c (photographers mate third class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: South PacificWounded in action: After his ship, the USS Houston, was torpedoed, Winston swam in shark-infested waters east of Formosa for four hours before being picked up.Dates of service: Oct. 11, 1943to April 13, 1946David S. WaggonerHighest rank achieved: Lieutenant colonel Branch of service:U.S. Army Where served: Vietnam, Central America, U.S.Wounded in action: Purple Heart awardedDates of service: 1968-93Neil (Sol) WinikoffBorn: March 31, 1920Died: Oct. 11, 2013Branch of service:U.S. ArmyWhere served: North Africa and EuropeDates of service: February 1942 to November 1945Details of service: served in North Africa and Europe as a cryptographic technician, served in ETO with signal outfit encoding and decoding classified messages by means of army codes and devices; familiar with Army means of maintaining signal security and proper storage of secret documents; languages: English, Yiddish, Italian, French, German and some RussianDwight Eldon WaggonerBorn: August 23, 1922Died: Oct. 9, 2009Highest rank achieved: Seaman third classBranch of service: U.S. NavyWhere served: South PacificDetails of service: American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory MedalDates of service:April 1943 to November 1945Joe WallisBorn: Oct. 2 1931Highest rank achieved: CommanderBranch of service:U.S. Navy ReserveWhere served: Korean WarDates of service: January 1954-57Details of service: spent 22 yearsin the reserve onthe USS Thomas 833 destroyer in Iwo Jima, Japan and Hong KongAustin Vickery WigginsBranch of service: U.S. Marine Corps Where served: Saipan in the Mariana IslandsDates of service: 1942-46Susan Gail Hatherly WoodBorn: Oct. 9, 1956Branch of service: U.S. Air ForceDates of service: 1975-79Highest rank achieved: Sergeanthurt pretty bad, he said.That was what Grossi called the bitter end of his combat career. He was wounded badly enough that the Army sent him back to a hospital in England. When he thinks back to that time, Grossi remembers the sol-diers who lost their lives, the cold and the snow.We lost a lot of people in that, he said. It was a real severe battle all the way around. We were fight-ing in the snow, sleeping in the snow and wondering when this horrible war was going to end.It ended in 1945. A rehabbed Grossi was back with his 80th Infan-try Division in Luxembourg. They were in a theater watching a Bette Davis movie when the news broke. They stopped the movie and said that the Germans had given up. The war was over, he recalled. Everybody got up from their chairs and yelled and screamed and we all left the movie.When Grossi returned home, ODea High School basically handed him his diploma after all hed been through, he said.He went on to study business at Seattle University and worked for the Boeing Co. for nearly 40 years before retiring. He raised four boys on Mercer Island with his wife Ginny. The couple moved to Spir-itwood at Pine Lake in Issaquah about a year ago and recently celebrated their 55th anniversary.While hes proud of his ac-complishments his medals are proudly displayed on a room in his apartment Grossi said he wouldnt wish his wartime experi-ence on anyone.I have always been against wars, he said. What we went through was awful, awful, awful. It was terrible.Memorial Day is a time to re-member those that have put their lives on the line for freedom, he said. He still finds it surreal when strangers come up to him and thank him for his service.I always thank them, he said. I appreciate that. I didnt realize that I was making history.Grossifrom page B1Greg Farrar / gfarrar@isspress.comThe medals awarded to Nick Grossi of Issaquah during World War II included a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. LOCAL VETERANS: WERE YOU MISSING FROM THIS SECTION? SEND YOUR INFORMATION AND PHOTOTO EDITOR@ISSPRESS.COM FOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEARSS LEST WE FORGET SECTION.B11B12 Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Issaquah Press Name: 16327/Flintofts Funeral Home & Width: 63p9 Depth: 6 in On Page: 12 Request Page: 0 Type: Display Color: Black File Name: :16000-16999:16300-16399:16327-Flintofts Funeral Home & Size: 36 in The Flintoft Family Honors our Veterans and Thanks them for their Service.FLINTOFTS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY540 East Sunset Way, Issaquah WA 98027425.392.6444 | family@flintofts.comhttp://flintofts.com/Family owned and operated since 1938When cost is a concern and confidence is important.22.16327.IP.RB12