Building Project Update

By Commander Pete Krawitz and Quartermaster Harold Rodenberger   If you refer to the 2018 Q4 newsletter, you’ll recall that the post membership voted to work with consultants from a local architect firm to review the current state of our building. While there have been a few minor updates in the subsequent newsletters, Comrade Quartermaster Rodenberger and I wanted to provide the post members with a more comprehensive update on…

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…

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 —…