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Wainwright, General Jonathan Mayhew, IV (1883-1953)

Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV was born on August 23, 1883, at Fort Walla Walla into a family with a long history of U.S. military service. He furthered that tradition by attending West Point Military ...

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War Memorial Monument on Des Moines Memorial Drive (King County)

On Armistice Day, November 11, 1921 (the third anniversary of the end of World War I), members of the Seattle Garden Club, led by President Lillian Gustin McEwan, planted the first 29 elm trees along ...

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War Memories: A Merchant Marine 50 Years Later

High school student Daniel Wayne interviews his grandfather George Madden, who grew up on Queen Anne in the 1920s and 1930s, and lived in Seattle during World War II.

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War's End -- August 14, 1945: A Reminiscence by Robert B. Edgers

This reminiscence of the day, on August 14, 1945, that World War II ended was written by Robert B. Edgers, who was 15 at the time. He lived in Sylvan, on Fox Island, located in Puget Sound just south ...

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Washington Naval Depots (World War II)

Washington's excellent ports and fine railroad network made the state a good choice for siting large naval supply depots during World War II. Enormous depots were built at Pier 91 in Seattle and near ...

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Washington State Army Depots in World War II

During World War II a number of U.S. Army and Army Air Force supply depots were established in Washington state, and an existing army depot on the Seattle waterfront was greatly expanded. These depots...

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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 1: Introduction

HistoryLink is honored to offer a comprehensive roster of Washington citizens -- more than 9,000 -- who gave their lives in the service of their communities and country. The Roll of Honor, which is re...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 lis...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 15: Niger

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 list of those ...

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Washington State Roll of Honor, Part 16: 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 hono...

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Washington's Black Army Camps -- Camp Hathaway, Camp George Jordan, South Fort Lewis

United States society and its military continued to be segregated during World War II. This segregation included separate camps for blacks or separate housing areas within larger installation. During ...

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Whitebear, Bernie (1937-2000)

Native American leader Bernie Whitebear guided the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, which provided social services to Native Americans. He ran the foundation for 30 years. He was famous for le...

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