Roger Walsh (1948- )

US Navy, 1967 – 1971

Roger Walsh was born May 6, 1948, in Brookfield, Missouri. In 1967, he enlisted in the United States Navy, following in the footsteps of his brother Robert Walsh. Roger served from 1967 to 1971. In June 1967, Roger completed boot camp in San Diego, California. After boot camp he was … > More >

James Flynn

US Army Air Force, (1942 – 1945) – pilot, POW, WWII

James Flynn, from Marceline, MO, registered for the draft in 1940, but it was late in 1942 before his number came up. As he had always had a desire to fly, he signed up for the US Army Air Force. He married Betty Othic, … > More >

Bert H. Oldham (1904 – 1978)

US Navy, 1919-1946

Bert Oldham grew up on a farm four miles south of Marceline, the youngest of six children. He was born in 1904 and his mother died two years later. His two sisters died as children. His oldest brothers served in WWI, George in the Navy and Henry as a pilot in the … > More >

Michael Garvey (1946 – )

D Company 1st Battalion, 1st Marines United States Marine Corps
0311 Infantry Rifleman
Years of Service: Jan 5, 1966 – Jan 5, 1968
Wounded Sept 23, 1966
Vietnam war

I was drafted but when I arrived at Union Station in Kansas City we could sign a “dream sheet’ indicating which branch we wanted to join. … > More >

Michael Anthony Owen (1940 – 1992)

US NAVY

Michael Anthony Owen was born in Kansas City to George D Owen and Anna Sonich Owen on October 13, 1940. He attended Kansas City schools graduating from Rockhurst High School and was appointed to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1963. He then received his appointment to
Naval Air training … > More >

Burch Retires After 40 Years

George L. Burch, a conductor for the Santa Fe Railway on the company’s Illinois division out of Marceline retired, effective September 23. This retirement ended a career with 40 years of service.

Burch was born and attended schools in Marceline, and began his service with the Santa Fe in 1936, working on both the … > More >

Reid Family

Thomas Venable Reid was born April 13, 1862 in Rothville where his parents settled after migrating from Virginia in a covered wagon, in 1860. Tom was a farmer and a carpenter in his early years. After his marriage to Della Vaden Simpson they settled in Marceline where he helped on the construction of the first … > More >