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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

LEST WE FORGET

The industrious Klineburger spent a hardscrabble childhood in Arizona before joining the Army as a young man. "I never dreamt of my dad buying me a bicycle," he recalled. "If I wanted a bicycle, I went out and scrounged parts, put them together and rode it." Down Mexico way Klineburger developed a mechanical aptitude and impressive marksmanship early on. "I'd ask Mom what was for dinner and she would say, `I don't know. Go out and get it,'" he recalled. "So, I'd go out and shoot a jackrabbit, we'd bring it in and cook it for dinner." Klineburger developed a lifelong fascination with cars during his Arizona boyhood, after he started fixing up old Model Ts. The restored cars came in handy, especially as a counter-revolution known as the Cristero War raged just across the border in Mexico in the late 1920s. "We used to sit on our side of the border with binoculars and watch the war in our Model T Ford," Klineburger said. Following World War II, he and his brothers settled in Washington in 1954 and took on a successful taxidermy business in Seattle. In addition to the taxidermy outfit, the Klineburger brothers operated a tannery and organized big game hunts around the globe. The about the years he spent as a military police officer. Soldiers transported German prisoners of war to Papago Park near Phoenix, and captured Italians to Ogden, Utah. The government sent interned Japanese-Americans to Tule Lake, Calif. Klineburger served at each site, as well as the Davis-Monthan Field -- now Air Force Base -- in Tucson, Ariz. Once, German prisoners escaped and, although more than 100 miles from Mexico, trekked toward the border. "They figured if they could get into Mexico, they'd be free," Klineburger recalled. "Well, you've got a bunch of foreigners walking across the desert that couldn't even talk English and didn't have anything to eat. Well, we caught them pretty easily." ventures earned the family a write-up in Sports Illustrated in 1964. "We told people we were the three Ts: tanning, taxidermy and travel," Klineburger said. The business attracted high-profile clients, including astronauts, racecar drivers, royalty and former Texas Gov. John Connally, the man riding in the same car as President John F. Kennedy on the day he was assassinated in Dallas. Roy Rogers and World War II hero Jimmy Doolittle became good friends with Klineburger. Even though Klineburger's service ended after World War II, his ties to the military never slackened. For years, he remained in contact with some fellow soldiers, but all have since died. In the most recent conflicts, his grandsons served in Afghanistan and Iraq as reservists and helped evacuate wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Now, almost seven decades after World War II ended, Klineburger still recalls memories -- some serious, some lighthearted -- from the men he served alongside during his years in the military. "Some of those guys from New York, they'd never seen a gun before," he joked. "They didn't even know which end to use."

Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or [email protected] Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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ugene Klineburger is humble about the years he served in the U. S. Army during World War II and immediately after the conflict. "I never did anything really great during the war. I did what they told me to do," he recalled. Klineburger, 92, did not see combat, and instead served stateside as war raged in Europe and the Pacific. The longtime Issaquah resident guarded prisoners of war and detained Japanese-Americans at camps across the West from 1942-46. "I appreciate what my fellow soldiers went through, I really do," he said. Like Klineburger, more than 16 million people served in the armed forces during World War II. The National World War II Museum estimates about 1,000 veterans who served in that war die each day. December marks 70 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into the fighting. Ties to the long-ago battles loosen as the greatest generation fades into history and baby boomers settle into retirement. "As they're aging and dying off, it will be like ancient history," Klineburger said. So, he helps to preserve World War II history by sharing tales

BY GREG FARRAR

Issaquah resident Eugene Klineburger keeps fellow World War II veterans alive in his memory.

Remembering the 19 who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom

Paul Alfred Ambrose

Private, U.S. Army, 701 T.D. Battalion July 9, 1924 ­ May 31, 1944 Graduated from Issaquah High School in 1942. KIA in Anzio, Italy. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.

Robert Arndt

Corporal, U.S. Army, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division Died at age 21. Born: May 6, 1946 Died: July 29, 1967 He was shot in early 1967, but recovered; was back in action only a few days when he was killed in Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.

Robert Baskett

Sergeant, U.S. Army, 8th Infantry April 7, 1925 ­ July 15, 1944 Graduated from Issaquah High School in 1943. KIA in Normandy, France. Buried in Hillside Cemetery.

Freedom isn't 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 staggering. 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, liberty 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 themselves, their families and everyone else free. We hope you will do the same.

Clifford Benson

James Patrick Brady

Corporal, U.S. Army, Scotch Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Born: March 7, 1949 Died: June 18, 1969 KIA in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. Buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton.

Second lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, 737th Bomb Squadron, 454th Bomb Group Shot down in Croatia on April 21, 1944.

Elizabeth Erickson

Woman Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) Died in a training exercise over Sweetwater, Texas, in May 1944. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle. Because WASPs were considered civilians, she never received a military burial. She was recently awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by President Obama.

Louis Petersen

Flight officer, U.S. Army Air Force, 422nd Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group Killed Aug. 6, 1944, when the B-17 he was co-piloting was hit by flak and crashed near Vollradisroda, Germany. Interred in Germany; later brought home to Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton.

Peter Erickson

Private, U.S. Army, 18th Engineer Regiment Died Aug. 10, 1918. Buried in Suresnes American Cemetery, in Suresnes, France. From the Sept. 27, 1918, 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. The oration delivered by the Rev. S. V. Warren touched a high note of patriotism. 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 them. If you have information or photos, e-mail [email protected] or call 392-6434, ext. 227.

George C. Larsen

Private first class, U.S. Army, infantry, Born: Feb. 17, 1926 Died: June 14, 1945 184th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. KIA by a grenade attacking Hill 181 in Ryuku, Okinawa, Japan. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Emmett R. McDonald

Captain, U.S. Air Force Born: July 27, 1939, MIA May 31, 1966, Declared dead: Feb. 11, 1975 Missing in air loss/crash in North Vietnam. (Remains never recovered.)

Robert Philp

Staff sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force, 589th Bomb Squadron, 387th Bomb Group Shot down near Mayan, Germany, where his crew was attacking a railroad viaduct, on Dec. 23, 1944.

John Raymond Smart

Second lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, 443rd Bomb Squadron, 320th Bomb Group MIA Oct. 23, 1943, over the Tyrrhenian Sea near Giannuitri Island. The crew of the downed B-26 was seen in life rafts but Air-Sea 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.

Carl Albert Larson

Jack McQuade

Private, U.S. Army Air Force, 481st Service Squadron, 46th Air Service Group Born: Nov. 28, 1920 Killed April 18, 1945, in accidental bomb explosion. Buried in Hillside Cemetery. Corporal U.S. Army 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division Died Oct. 9, 1918 Buried in MeuseArgonne American Cemetery, in Romagne, France. (no photo available)

Harold Gleason

Private first class, U.S. Army, 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Division Born: Feb. 6, 1916 Killed March 2, 1945, while serving as a medic near Serrig, Germany. Buried in Hillside Cemetery. (no photo available)

Robert Hoskins

Lance corporal (mortarman), U.S Marine Corps, H&S Company 5, Mar 1 Mar Div Born: Sept. 14, 1949 Died: Nov. 25, 1968 KIA in Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). Buried in Hillside Cemetery. (no photo available)

Robert Watson

Staff sergeant U.S. Army Air Force, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy; reported MIA between January and April 1944; crew of plane was never found. Tablets of the missing are at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

Laurence J. Lortie

Second lieutenant U.S. Army Air Force 45th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group MIA June 1, 1945, somewhere between Iwo Jima and Osaka, Japan; weather may have been the reason for the loss.

Joseph Albert Tondreau

Fireman first class, U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve MIA or buried at sea Dec. 18, 1944. Tablets of the missing are at Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines.

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Buford R. (Bud) Ambrose

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

Daniel T.Anderson

Age: 82 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

Gilbert R.Andress

Age: 86 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

William Ernest Arndt

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

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

John Michael Barry

Age: 63 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

William Bentz

Age: 90 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, 1948-1949

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

Wayne E. Busby

Christopher Lee Brown Sr.

Gaius Sunday Buxton

Age: 84 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

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

Paul Eugene Bartholomew

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

Paul Thomas Boone

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

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 142, FAW-14, Hed Ron Fleet Airwing SixFAW-4 Dates of service: April 1942 to October 1945

Roger Lee Brown

Age: 71 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

Walter Lee Brazelton

Age: 74 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

Age: 50 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

Christopher Lee Brown Jr.

Age: 29 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

Jean-Michel Christopher

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

Ralph Carl Eikenberry

Age: 83 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

William Dixon

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

W.J. (Joe) Dodge

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

Thomas D. Donegan

Age: 89 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

George W. Croft Jr. (Bud)

Highest rank achieved: E9 (master chief petty officer) Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Pacific Theater, 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

Norma Ernsting-Emmons

Age: 90 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

Alice L. Davis

Age: 37 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

W.J. (Joe) Dodge Jr.

Highest rank achieved: AO3 (aviation ordnance man third class) Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: USS Hancock CVA19 (aircraft carrier), Southeast Asia Dates of service: October 1961 to November 1963

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

Luther Edward Franklin

Age: 82 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 anti-submarine 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

Louis Charles Giraldin

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

Barry A. Feder

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

Delbert E. Fleming

Age: 70 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

Ray Giaudrone

Age: 93 Highest rank achieved: MM 1st Class Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Navy Post Office Dates of service: 1941-1945

Joel Estey 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 Age: 64 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

William Falkenstein

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

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Wayne Geiger

Age: 62 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

William Daniel Gilley

Age: 90 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

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

Age: 42 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

Shirley Beining Hilgemann

Age: 58 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

Ewert Hilgemann

Age: 57 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

S.William Hollingsworth James Thurston Hoganson

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 Jan. 1944 to Aug. 1945 Age: 77 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

Donnas D. Johnson

Roy Inui

Age: 88 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

Age: 78 Highest rank achieved: YN1 Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Mare Island Naval Shipyard; Alameda Naval Airbase Dates of service: 1950-1954

Scott Wayne Johnson

Age: 54 Highest rank achieved: E4 AMH/AMS Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: VAQ ­ 129 Viking Dates of service: 1978-1988

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

Gene Klineburger

Age: 92 Highest rank achieved: Corporal Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Utah, California, Arizona Dates of service: 1942-1945

Rolland R. Kiefel

Age: 70 Highest 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 Conway Dates of service: June 6, 1958 to June 6, 1964

Reed W. Jarvis

Age: 78 Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Where served: USS Wisconsin (Navy) and 3rd Battalion 161 Infantry (Army) Details of service: Served six months in combat in Korea; Meritorious Service Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Washington State Legion of Merit, Washington State Commendation Medal; recalled to Army active duty for Operation Desert Storm at age 58 Dates of service: March 1951 to June 2001

Steve Johnson

Age: 63 Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Vietnam Dates of service: August 1967 to August 1969

Erik Johnson

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

Ivan A. Lee

Age: 64 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

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

Howard E. Landdeck

Age: 68 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

Robert C. Lyon

Age: 85 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

Ledo J. Malmassari

Highest rank achieved: Sergeant Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Korea ­ Third Infantry Division Dates of service: 1950-1952

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

Richard C. Larson

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

John A. Marsh

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

Bob McCoy

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

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

Urban V. Masset

Age: 76 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

Lucille E. Lundstrom

Age: 90 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) Asiatic-Pacific 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

Duncan Mulholland

Age: 80 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

Ed McKee

Age: 89 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 1944-45; 23 bombing missions over European Theater Dates of service: Sept. 16, 1940 to Sept. 14, 1945

David John Mitman

Norman W. McLean

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

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

Age: 79 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

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Meindert Pillie

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)

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

Louis Ortiz

Age: 86 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

Vernon M. Parrett, M.D.

Age: 88 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 1952-54

Charles D. Parker

Age: 76 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

Age: 85 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

Elmer John Petett

Highest rank achieved: Photographers 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

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

Reuben Allen Richard

Michael M. Riste

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

Edward Schaefer

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

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

Robert Ploss

Age: 89 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

Age: 45 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

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

Daniel S. Segon

Elmo Jerome Sagedahl

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 Age: 67 Highest rank achieved: Private Branch of service: U.S. Army Where served: Germany Dates of service: 1966-1967

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

William A. Somsak

Age: 86 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

John Swanson

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

George H. Swanson

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

Frank Valentine Schroeder

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

William Britton Striker

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

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.

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

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

Ernest Milton Swanson

Age: 93 Highest rank achieved: Aviation machinist first class Branch of service: Coast Guard Dates of service: Oct. 21, 1941 to Dec. 23, 1946

Austin Vickery Wiggins

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

Frank R.Troutman

Highest rank achieved: Colonel Branch of service: U.S. Army/Air Force Where served: Pacific - Italy Dates of service: May 1940 to January 1984

David S.Waggoner

Dallas L.Waggoner

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 Age: 67 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

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

Hugh Gordon Ross

No photo provided Age: 58 Highest rank achieved: Corporal 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

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

James H.Van Winkle

Jay Anthony Vanni

Age: 39 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

Archie Howatson

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

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

David V. Merritt

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; Sept. 1959 to Nov. 1976

John E. Flood

Ron Howatson

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

Age: 81 Highest rank achieved: Lieutenant Branch of service: U.S. Navy Where served: Supply Corps Dates of service: Three years

Information for this section came from readers, veterans' family members and/or friends, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436, Issaquah History Museums, Editor Kathleen R. Merrill, Issaquah resident Cory Christensen and the website www.ww2usakilledmissingpow.com, which does personalized World War II historical research.

Hone Landscaping & Excavation, The Johnson Family, NAPA Auto Parts of Issaquah, artbyfire, Dr. Rosemary Warren, Cory Christensen, Safeway and Earth Pet are proud to sponsor this section to honor our veterans.

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