Robert Brenden CRANE
SP4 Army
26OCT67 S. Vietnam

Rocky Wade HANNA
PFC Marines
11JAN69 S. Vietnam

Kettle Falls

Robert Jay BROWN
CPL Marines
16AUG68 S. Vietnam

PFC Army
09JAN70 S. Vietnam


Robert Jay BROWN
Cpl. Robert Brown, the 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Brown of Kettle Falls, was killed in Vietnam Aug. 16, only 74 days before completing his tour in the war torn country. Funeral services will be handled by Moser Funeral Chapel. According to word received Wednesday by Brown's parents, he suffered fatal neck and body wounds while engaging the enemy in Quan Tri Province. The popular young Kettle Falls man had been in Vietnam since September of 1967 and was serving with the Third Marine division. In the last letter written to his parents, dated Aug. 9, Cpl. Brown said his outfit would be in the bush for 15 days and inside a perimeter for five days, then back into the bush again. "Sure glad I only have 81 days left," he wrote. "Getting down there aren't I." Cpl. Brown was a letterman in all major sports while attending Kettle Falls high school and received the hustler award in football and the inspirational award in basketball during his senior year. He is survived by his parents at the home in Kettle Falls; brothers, Eugene, Ronnie and Henry, all in Seattle, and Larry in California; sisters, Shirley Brown of Seattle, Mrs. Joyce Shields of Nonita, Calif., Mrs. Ilene Kaiser and his twin, Mrs. Roberta Zema, both of Kettle Falls, and his grandmother, Mary Bond of Springfield.
(Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 28 Aug 1968)

Robert Brenden CRANE
Funeral services for Pfc. Robert B. Crane, of Addy, who died Oct 26 in Vietnam, were held in Spokane Thursday. Full military honors were provided and burial was in Spokane Memorial Gardens. Chaplain Arlen L. Fowler officiated.
(Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 10 Nov 1967) The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Crane of Addy, Crane was listed as missing Oct 26 in a river crossing in the Mekong Delta 40 miles south of Saigon. Pfc. Crane served with Company C, 3rd Battalion of the 9th Infantry division and had received the Purple Heart medal for previous wounds. He was born in Newport, Nov. 22, 1947, and attended school at Valleyford and Liberty high school at Spangle. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Crane at the home in Addy; four brothers, Lt (j.g.) Grant Crane, Douglas Crane and Patrick Crane, all at the home, and Michael W. Crane of Spokane.

Rocky Wade HANNA

Family Remembrance for John Sparks by his sister B. J. Hergesheimer) He died as a result of injuries received while gunner on military vehicle when an explosion occurred in the vehicle. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is buried at Meyers Falls Cemetery, Kettle Falls, WA. His sister said, ......"Thank you so very much for all your hard work and dedication on this project. This means so much to my family....." (photo, obituary, and remembrance received from B. J. Hergesheimer, email 15 Feb 03)

Area Soldier Dies in Vietnam Kettle Falls Army PFC John W. Sparks, 20, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Sparks of Rice, was killed in action last week in Vietnam, two weeks after his arrival in that country. Born Sept. 24, 1949 at Colville, Sparks was a resident of the Kettle Falls area all his life. He was a '68 graduate of KHS and was a prominent figure on that school's athletic program. He entered the service last August. Survivors include, in addition to his parents, a sister, Betty Jo Hergesheimer of Cedonia; three brothers, S/Sgt. Robert Sparks in Germany and Delbert and Roy Sparks, both of Kettle Falls and a grandmother, Mrs. Louis Koerner of Kettle Falls. Funeral services are pending at the Bastian Funeral Home. (Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 14 Jan 1970)

Graveside services were held Saturday at Meyers Falls Cemetery for Army PFC John W. Sparks, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Sparks of Rice, who was killed in action in South Vietnam. Rev. Robert F. Baler officiated. Pallbearers were Sam Lotze, Mike Tracey, Tony Stoddard, Ray Fosback, Rod DuPuis and Rick Hoffman.
(Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 14 Jan 1970)

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