Category archives for: Bandstand Flag Memorial

Bandstand Flag Notice – February 2020

Gary Dean DeWitt April 20, 1952 – December 5, 2019 United States Navy The flag flying over the bandstand during February is in honor of Mess Management Specialist Master Chief Gary Dean DeWitt. Gary DeWitt was a 1970 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and worked for a brief time at Pella Corp. before he joined […]

Bandstand Flag Notice – January 2020

January 2020 Edgar Grafke, Jr. December 25, 1932 – April 12, 2019 United States Navy The flag flying over the bandstand during December is in honor of Edgar Grafke Jr. After earning his B.A. degree in art education from Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas, Edgar entered the Navy, June 7, 1955, at the […]

December 2019 – Bandstand Flag Notice

Joe William Beal Sr. January 19, 1935 – February 6, 2017 United States Air Force. The flag flying over the bandstand during December is in honor of Joe William Beal Sr. Joe enlisted in the Air Force, February 29, 1952, in Des Moines, Iowa. He served as a tail gunner on a B-29 Bomber during […]

Bandstand Flag Notice: November 2019

November 2019 William Dewaine Greenhalgh July 18, 1937 – August 19, 2019 United States Marine Corps. The flag flying over the bandstand during November is in honor of Bill Greenhalgh. Bill enlisted in the Marine Corps, June 20, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, and trained as a Field […]

Bandstand Flag – October 2019

October 2019 Lawrence W. Everett November 2, 1920, June 28, 2019 United States Army Air Corps. The flag flying over the bandstand during October is in honor of Lawrence Everett. A Lacey High School 1938 graduate, Lawrence worked on the farm until beginning a two-year agriculture program at Iowa State College in 1940. While there […]

September Bandstand Flag

Frederick Owen Bridges November 12, 1932 – April 26, 2019 United States Navy The flag flying over the bandstand during September is in honor of Fred Bridges. Following graduation from Lacey Consolidated High School in 1950, Fred entered the Navy Reserve Delayed Training Program. After turning 18, he was sworn into active duty on the […]

August Bandstand Flag – Robert Lynn

Robert R. Lynn July 11, 1925 – December 26, 2018 United States Navy The flag flying over the bandstand during August is in honor of Bob Lynn. Bob enlisted in the Navy, April 11, 1943, and was stationed for 33 weeks at Central College in Fayette, MO for his early officer training. He then spent […]

JULY 2019 – Bandstand Flag Notice

Otto “Junior” Van Roekel January 17, 1938 – September 8, 2018 United States Army Reserves The flag flying over the bandstand during July is in honor of Junior Van Roekel. Junior entered into the Army, April 29, 1961, and had 6 months of basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He then returned to Iowa where […]

June Bandstand Flag Notice – Robert Elder

Robert Lee Elder Jan. 27, 1940 – Nov. 26, 2017 United States Navy The flag flying over the bandstand during June is in honor of Robert Lee Elder. Robert enlisted in the Air Force Dec. 14, 1962, in Omaha, Nebraska. He served as an airplane mechanic and was stationed in the South Pacific. After Robert […]

May 2019 Oskaloosa Bandstand Flag Notice

Earl E. Macksey October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2018 United States Army The flag flying over the bandstand during May is in honor of Earl Macksey. Earl Ellis Macksey, son of Thomas Dennis and Lena Belle Tessman Macksey, was born October 26, 1919, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Earl was a 1937 graduate of Oskaloosa High […]

         

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