In Memoriam: Remembering Bob Drew

By Harold Rodenberger   I never had a chance to speak with Bob Drew. He was an old man when he joined our post. Those who did meet him were impressed with his quiet demeanor and presence of mind. Many of those who knew Bob weren’t aware of his background. He was just another old man who didn’t ask for any special attention or help. He was part of The…

106 Year-Old Member Answers Final Roll Call

By Harold Rodenberger   On Friday, February 8, 2019, four members of our Ballard Eagleson Honor Guard team attended the interment service for Comrade Joseph Small, who was 106 years old when he died.   It was snowing while we were waiting for the service to start and I found myself thinking about the changes Joe saw during his lifetime. He was born September 17, 1912, when William Taft was…

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…

In Memoriam: Bob Ferguell

  During the April business meeting the post charter was draped with a black cloth for the following comrade who recently passed away. The charter will stay draped for 30 days in his honor.   Bob Ferguell – U.S. Army; Vietnam War. See obituary here.

In Memoriam (December 2017)

  During the December business meeting, the post charter will be draped with a black cloth for the following comrade who recently passed away. The charter will stay draped for 30 days in their honor.   Herbert R. Leake – U.S. Army; World War II Pacific Theater, Philippine Liberation; Aide to General McArthur; Retired as Lieutenant Colonel, Army National Guard; 41st Division, 162nd Infantry