Ballard 19 Author Publishes New Book About Local OIF Hero

The Post 3063 Adjutant received a tip from local writer of the “The Ballard 19”, Jerry Smith, that he recently published a book called “Valor in Iraq.” It documents the story of a 2003 Ballard High School graduate, Daniel Chavez, who died fighting for his country in Iraq.   Here’s a link to an article about the book, which is available on Amazon.   All proceeds go to the Daniel…

Remembering Our Namesake: Lt. James Eagleson

Courtesy of the University of Washington History of Science and Medicine:   One hundred years ago — February 19, 1919 — Lt. James Mills Eagleson died of influenza just one day after having arrived at Newport News, Virginia, aboard the U.S.S. Mercury with members of the 69th Coast Artillery Corps. The son of prominent and well-connected members of Seattle society, Dr. James Beatty Eagleson and his wife Blanche Mills —…

Standing Watch at Herb Leake Interment

  Post 3063 Color Guard member, Comrade Norm Limric (left), represents the post at Comrade Herb Leake’s private interment at the Acacia Mausoleum in Bothell on April 9, 2018. Comrade Leake passed away November 21, 2017, at the age of 97. A World War II veteran, Comrade Leake served as an aide to General McArthur and later became an engineer at Boeing. A public memorial was held at the Museum…

Honoring our Korean War Veterans

By Harold Rodenberger   About three years ago, this newsletter featured a story by our member, Al Simpson, about his memories of Korea in August, 1953. It was a moving story of an eye witness to the “Big Switch” operation as prisoners were exchanged after the war.   Last winter, during the annual Christmas Party held in our post home, Al Simpson was able to reminisce about his experiences in…