CPL Norman Philip Swaney

Drafted just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Corporal Norman Swaney entered the Army Air Corps in January 1942, and volunteered for “the glory outfit”—the paratroopers. As a member of F Company of the 101st Airborne, although he lost a lot of buddies, he...

Karl K. Nelson

Karl served during the Korean conflict, although he did not go overseas. Instead, he was called to play in the military band, and promoted feelings of national pride and patriotism as the band played at events all over the Northwest. We honor you, Karl Nelson....

SPC Eric James March

Eric March enlisted in the Army National Guard right out of high school, and his first day of training was September 11, 2001. His infantry unit was eventually assigned to Iraq, where he served as a gunner or driver on a patrol vehicle in Baghdad. His company suffered...

PFC Myron A. Hartman

Private First Class Hartman was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while attacking enemy positions near Imok-Chong, North Korea from multiple shell fragments on October 9, 1951. Hartman was awarded the Purple Heart,...

Col Nathaniel G. Raley

Raley, 84, was “hooked” on becoming a pilot at age 7 after he and his father flew in a barnstorming World War I biplane in their home town of Demopolis. A flight with an instructor at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, at age 13 further fed Raley’s...