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Medal of Honor Recipients from Washington, Part 1: Civil War to Early Twentieth Century

In the early 1900s Washington state had 20 living Medal of Honor recipients. They had come to the state seeking opportunities or they retired from military service here and stayed. Some became active in local affairs and others represented the state at national events. Most led quiet lives with little or no mention of their medals for heroism. Seven of the medal holders lived in the Washington Soldiers Home at Orting or in the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. This is Part 1 of a set of three that includes all Medal of Honor recipients from Washington state or buried here.
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Medal of Honor Recipients from Washington, Part 2: World War I and World War II

One Washington resident was awarded a Medal of Honor in World War I and 21 Washington residents were World War II Medal of Honor recipients. A Washingtonian became the only U.S. Coast Guardsman to receive the Medal of Honor. Six University of Washington students received the Medal of Honor for service during the world wars. (With a total of eight students honored altogether, the University of Washington is one of the leading public colleges in the country in Medal of Honor recipients.) This is Part 2 of a set of three that includes all Medal of Honor recipients that lived in Washington or are buried here.
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Medal of Honor Recipients from Washington, Part 3: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan

Three Washington residents were awarded the Medal of Honor for exceptional valor in the Korean War. During the Vietnam War 12 Washington men of valor received the medal. This included the only Seabee to earn the medal, as well as service members from the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force. As of October 2013, three from the state had been awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan: Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, who became the second living recipient since the Vietnam War; Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, who like Petry continued on active duty at Joint Base Lewis-McChord; and Captain William Swenson, who became the first Army officer since Vietnam to receive the Medal. This is Part 3 of a set of three that includes all Medal of Honor recipients that lived in Washington or are buried here.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 1: Introduction

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens -- more than 9,000 as of 2014 -- who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. The Roll of Honor includes men and women who died in the Philippines (1899-1904) and subsequent military conflicts, as well as Public Safety Personnel -- law enforcement officers and firefighters -- who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 2: Philippines

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 2 comprises a list of members of the First Washington Infantry Regiment who lost their lives in the Philippines (1899-1904).
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 3: World War I

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 3 comprises a list of those who lost their lives in World War I (U.S. direct participation, 1917-1918).
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 4: World War II, A-F

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 4 comprises a list of those who lost their lives during World War II, names from A-F. The list includes merchant marines lost in the war.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 5: World War II, G-L

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 5 comprises a list of those who lost their lives during World War II, names from G-L. The list includes merchant marines lost in the war.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 6: World War II, M-R

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 5 comprises a list of those who lost their lives during World War II, names from M to R. The list includes merchant marines lost in the war.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 7: World War II, S-Z

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 7 comprises a list of those who lost their lives during World War II, names from S to Z. The list includes merchant marines lost in the war.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 8: University of Washington Interrupted Journey World War II Memorial

The Interrupted Journey memorial is a tribute to the memory of the University of Washington students, alumni, faculty, and staff who gave their lives in World War II. Criteria for inclusion on the list are attendance at the University of Washington and death in combat or in direct support of allied forces between 1939 and 1945. The on-campus memorial consists of bronze plaques and a sculptural plaza at the flagpole directly in front of Parrington Hall. This is Part 8 of the Washington State Roll of Honor.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 9: Korean War

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 9 comprises a list of those who lost their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953).
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 10: Vietnam War

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 10 comprises a list of those who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 11: Grenada

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 11 comprises a list of those who lost their lives in Grenada (1983).
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 12: Gulf War

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 12 comprises a list of those who lost their lives in the Gulf War.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 13: Afghanistan

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 13 comprises a list of those who lost their lives in Afghanistan since 2001.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 14: Iraq War

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 14 comprises a list of those who lost their lives in Iraq.
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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 15: Public Safety Officers

HistoryLink is honored to offer the first Web posting of a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. Part 15 is a statewide honor roll of public safety officers in Washington state who gave their lives in the line of duty. HistoryLink.org began compiling the roster in 2002. It is incomplete and we welcome additional nominations, which may be emailed (with full names, key dates, and a description of the circumstances of the firefighter or officer's death) to admin@historylink.org.
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Dr. Wesley F. Cherry dies following arrest of murder suspect Tom Taylor on March 6, 1854.

On March 6, 1854, Dr. Wesley F. Cherry dies of wounds received as the member of a posse sent to Whidbey Island to arrest the killers of William Young. A Native American member of the posse was killed and the other three white members were wounded. A Snohomish suspect is killed along with an unknown number of other tribe members. Cherry is acknowledged as the first public safety officer to die in the line of duty in Washington, but the slain Native American whose name was not recorded may also deserve this honor.
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Ben Payne fatally shoots Seattle Policeman David Sires on October 12, 1881.

On October 12, 1881, Ben Payne fatally shoots Seattle Policeman David Sires. Payne is arrested later and charged with the offense. Sires dies a few days later. Payne will be one of three men lynched by a mob on January 18, 1882.
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King County Sheriff Lewis V. Wykoff dies from effects of mob violence on January 20, 1882.

On January 20, 1882, King County Sheriff Lewis V. Wykoff (1828-1882) dies of a heart attack, resulting no doubt from the effects of mob violence.
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King County Sheriff's Deputy George W. Poor is mistakenly killed by a U.S. Customs officer in Skagit County on July 26, 1891.

On July 26, 1891, King County Sheriff's Deputy George W. Poor is mistakenly killed by U.S. Customs Inspector James C. Baird north of Woolley in Skagit County. The deputy had been assisting another Customs Inspector, Z. Taylor Holden, in an attempt to intercept Chinese immigrants who were illegally entering the U.S. from Canada. Holden may have been in league with the smugglers.
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Ex-convict Charles Phillips murders Seattle Police Officer James L. Wells on November 28, 1897.

On November 28, 1897, ex-convict Charles Phillips fatally shoots Seattle Police Officer James L. Wells (1859-1898). Wells is transporting Phillips to jail in a patrol wagon when the prisoner pulls a gun and fires. Phillips flees and engages in a running gun battle with other officers before he is wounded and captured.
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Ex-convict Richard H. Lee murders Officer Thomas L. Roberts on April 10, 1898.

On April 10, 1898, Seattle Police Officer Thomas L. Roberts (1862-1898) is murdered by ex-convict Richard H. Lee near 18th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Officer George E. Deigh is wounded in a gunbattle with the killer.
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Two Philippine war dead buried in Seattle on February 8, 1900.

On February 8, 1900, two Seattle volunteers who died in the Philippine Islands during the Philippine Insurrection are buried at Lake View Cemetery after a funeral parade that begins at the Seattle Armory. They are Captain George H. Fortson and Private Royal E. Fletcher of the First Washington Volunteer Regiment.
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Seattle's newly resigned police chief William Meredith is killed in a sensational shootout in Seattle on June 25, 1901.

On June 25, 1901, former Seattle police chief William L. Meredith (1869-1901) is gunned down by variety-theater owner John Considine (1868-1943) inside the G. O. Guy drugstore in Pioneer Square after he tries unsuccessfully to kill Considine. It's a sensational shooting that's Seattle's lead story in 1901, and people come to Guy's drugstore for years afterward to see holes left in the ceiling by a shotgun blast.
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Robbery suspects murder Officer Albert C. Schaneman on September 13, 1903.

On September 13, 1903, two robbery suspects murder Seattle Police Officer Albert C. Schaneman (1867-1903) in the Pioneer Square area.
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Robbery suspects murder Kent town marshal Harry E. Miller on April 10, 1908.

On April 10, 1908, three armed robbery suspects murder the Kent town marshal, Harry E. Miller. A posse of citizens capture the killers after a gun battle. All the robbers are sentenced to life imprisonment. (Kent is a King County community located 15 miles southeast of Seattle.)
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City jail prisoner R. L. Ladovich murders Seattle Police Officer Matthias H. Rude on September 24, 1910.

On September 24, 1910, city jail prisoner R. L. Ladovich murders Seattle Police Officer Matthias H. Rude (1865-1910).
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Burglary suspect murders Seattle Police Officer Judson P. Davis on February 23, 1911.

On February 23, 1911, burglary suspect John Ford murders Officer Judson P. Davis (1878-1911) on Capitol Hill. Ford will die two days later of wounds received from Davis's partner.
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Officer William H. Cunliffe is murdered on June 17, 1911.

On June 17, 1911, Seattle Police Officer William H. Cunliffe (1866-1911) is shot and killed by unknown assailants on First Hill.
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Officer Henry L. Harris is shot and killed in Pioneer Square on July 4, 1911.

On July 4, 1911, Seattle Police Officer Henry L. Harris (1882-1911) is shot and killed in Pioneer Square by an unknown assailant. Investigating officers are hindered by large numbers of intoxicated and antagonistic Fourth of July revelers. The crime is never solved.
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Ballard man mistakenly kills Seattle Police Officer Arthur K. Ruckart on December 24, 1914.

On December 24, 1914, Ballard resident Wilfred Bagley mistakes Seattle Police Officer Arthur K. Ruckart (1887-1914) for a chicken thief and fatally shoots him.
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Seattle Police Officer Lawrence E. Kost is fatally shot by robbery suspects on December 10, 1915.

On December 10, 1915, Seattle Police Officer Lawrence E. Kost (1892-1915) is fatally shot by armed robbery suspects.
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Armed robbers kill King County Sheriff's Deputy Robert C. Scott on April 4, 1920.

On April 4, 1920, King County Sheriff's Deputy Robert C. Scott is shot and killed by armed robbers on Rainier Avenue near Cloverdale Station. Deputy Scott and four other deputies encounter two masked men who are systematically flagging down and robbing motorists at gunpoint. After the officer is shot, the bandits take two motorists hostage and speed away in their automobile. One robber kills the other in an argument.
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Robbery suspects murder Seattle Police Officer Volney L. Stevens on January 14, 1921.

On January 14, 1921, four robbery suspects murder Seattle Police Officer Volney Lewis Stevens (1874-1921) on Magnolia Bluff. The suspects kidnap Stevens's partner in their police car, but return the officer to where they left Stevens. The suspects are captured as they attempt to flee in a rowboat.
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Officer Charles O. Legate is found murdered on March 17, 1922.

On March 17, 1922, Officer Charles O. Legate (1872-1922) is found murdered in a locked garage on his beat near 12th Avenue and Jackson Street. At first, the death is ruled a suicide, but is later discovered to be murder.
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Officer Arthur B. Luntsford is fatally shot on 1st Avenue on January 15, 1923.

On January 15, 1923, Seattle Police Officer Arthur B. Luntsford (1880-1923) is fatally shot by an armed robbery suspect on 1st Avenue. The suspect then turns the gun on himself.
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Captain Aaron Bert, Washington National Guard, writes home from Iraq

Aaron Bert worked in the finance department of the City of Seattle until his Washington Army National Guard unit was activated for service in Iraq in 2004. In this email, he relates the death of SGT Damien Ficek on December 30, 2004. SGT Ficek grew up in Oregon and after active service in the U.S. Army, he went to work for Washington State University in Pullman and joined the National Guard.
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The Last Flight of Lt. Theodore Nielsen (1922-1944)

Dr. Gary Anderson has researched the tragic 1944 death in Germany of Aberdeen native Lt. Theodore Nielsen. With the assistance of Historylink.org and Dave Barber of the City of Seattle, Dr. Anderson was able to locate Lt. Nielsen's family and to complete the documentation of this story. Dr. Anderson teaches at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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