On Memorial Day 2015 two more names were added to our monument. A touching ceremony was conducted under the auspices of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Family members from both families were present.
Sgt. Kevin Douglas Grogan, age 21, was killed in action April 20, 1971, in Kontum Province, South Vietnam, six weeks after starting his tour of duty. He was a member of the Army Special Forces Special Operations Group (SOG). SOG was a highly classified elite group that conducted covert and unconventional warfare operations during the Vietnam War. Kevin was born March 28, 1950, in Stanfield, Oregon, the youngest son of Bill and Dorothy Grogan. He attended Stanfield High School through his junior year, where he participated in football, baseball and wrestling. He then attended Colville High School for his senior year, where he again participated in baseball and wrestling, and graduated in 1968.He was laid to rest in the Echo, Oregon, cemetery near his hometown. His parents, Bill and Dorothy Grogan, and a brother, Chuck, are also interred there. His oldest brother, Jerry, also a Vietnam vet, is buried in Sequim, Washington. His brother-in-law, Lou Horstman, is resting in the mountains near Colville. Kevin is survived by his sisters Shelby Morehead (Bob) and Sharon Horstman, and by his brother Michael (Twyla) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kevin was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with a V for Valor. His name is on the Vietnam Memorial Panel 134, Line 136. (information shared by Sharon Horstman).
PO2 Jacob Keith Bare, age 23, died 6 February 2011 in Pearl City, Hawaii. He served in Iraq and the Persian Gulf with the U.S. Navy. Jacob was born to Keith and Audrey Bare on Easter Sunday, April 19, 1987, in Tacoma, Washington.  Since the age of four, he was raised by his mother and step-father, Duane Reese. He was an animated and adventurous child, earning an award for being “lively” in school.  As a young man, he enjoyed scuba diving, skate and snowboarding, shooting, and riding BMX bikes and was involved in the Boy Scouts and Royal Rangers. Jacob attended Jenkins High School in Chewelah where he participated on the football team.  In 2003, his quick thinking and intuitiveness saved a classmate's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver.  After graduating in 2005, he enlisted into the Navy, following in the military footsteps of his grandfather (Army), uncle (Navy) and father (Air Force).  His first assignment was on DDG 86 USS Shoup. After completing Dive School, Jacob was assigned to Charlie Company, Seal Delivery Vehicle #1. He took his military career seriously and anytime someone wanted to know everything he was doing, he would always say "loose lips sink ships."  His family never knew he served in the Persian Gulf and in Iraq until after his death. He never even mentioned that he had earned the meritorious service medal. Jacob was never one to build himself up and brag.  He started out as a hull tech on the USS Shoup and was then transferred to the Seal unit to be a diver and drive a seal delivery vehicle.  One time, he helped to guide the helicopter down on the ship for the last Transformers movie.  During his service in the Navy, along with earning the Meritorious Service Medal, he also earned the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Rifle Expert Medal, the Pistol Expert Medal, the 2nd Class Diver Warfare Insignia, and was also one of the few divers to have been able to earn his Jump Wings. He is buried in the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. He was survived by his mother and step-father, Audrey and Duane Reese, two brothers  (Jason Hensel and Kyle Reese) and two sisters (Mariah Bare and Tasha).  (information shared by Audrey Reese)