The mission of the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association is to develop a sense of history and culture of Alderwood Manor, Lynnwood, and surrounding communities through preservation, interpretation, education, outreach, research, and fellowship.
Al Little, U.S. Navy. Served on the U.S.S Arkansas, 6th Battle Squad. Was with the Grand Fleet in the Firth of Forth for the Surrender of Germany November 11, 1918. Al enlisted in the Navy in Bozeman, Montana for the "the duration of the war" January 8, 1918. His parents moved to Washington State, and purchased property in Alderwood Manor while he was serving on the U.S.S. Arkansas in the Atlantic. When Al was discharged on September 20, 1919, he came home to Alderwood Manor, where he made his home for 50 years. He was a member of VFW Post 1040.
Edward W. Schoenholz, U.S. Army PFC, Ft Lewis, WA and Camp Roberts, CA Timberwolf Division, 104th Infantry European Theatre in 1944-45, Battle of the Bulge Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Shown here with his wife, Mabel and daughter, Patty.
AMH3 Rollin Border and AM2 Robert Border. Brothers, they graduated together from Alderwood Manor Grade School and Edmonds High School in the class of 1957. Entered the Navy together on January 22, 1958. Died together September 22, 1960 aboard a Marine Corps DC-6 four engine transport plane carrying 23 passengers and 6 crew members when it crashed into the Pacific Ocean and exploded near Miyako Island near Okinawa.
Peter Hoff: U.S. Navy Air Corps. Chief Petty Officer, Master Chief Petty Officer Served in Korea and Vietnam as an electronics specialist. Head of calibration laboratory on Whidbey Island, working on aircraft instruments.
Helen Weigel Bone: U.S. Navy Waves 28 mos. services as a P.M. 1st Class, San Francisco, Oakland Hospital, and Great Lakes. Instructor at San and Great Lakes. Volunteer "Go Navy".
William A. Bone: U.S. Navy 40 mos. service as a C.M. 1st Class in Australia to Okinawa and points in between. Volunteer "Go Navy"
Harold Nelson: U.S. Army Air Force. Served as an instructor. Killed in an accident in Pecos, Texas. Formerly a teacher at Alderwood School.
L. Duane Holte: U.S. Navy.
1940 Great Lakes Naval Station;
1940 USS Louisville
1940-41 Good will tour to South America Simmonstown South Africa.
1941-44 South Pacific and Alaska
1944 USS New Jersey
1946 Discharged Chief Turret Captain
Major Dean Echelbarger: U.S. Army. National Guard 1940; Camp Campbell, KY, training officer; Battle of the Bulge, 70th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 20th Armored Division; liberator of Dachau Prison Camp.
Fred Bronson and John Ponis: U.S. Army 1945-46. Joined the Merchant Marines; drafted into the Army in 1945 and sent to Camp Roberts, CA. From there sent to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
Jack Birt: U.S. Army. 10th Infantry Division, 87th Infantry, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, "E" Battery Entered the Army July 1956. Basic infantry and artillery training at Ft. Ord CA. From January 1957 to July 1958 stationed at Aschaffenburg, Germany,
Rodney Lee Neff: U.S. Army. Joined the Washington Air National Guard in Seattle, 1952. Volunteered for the draft in June, 1954, and took basic training at Ft. Ord, CA. Second 8 weeks at Quarter Master Supply School at Ft. Lee, VA. 601 AA Gun Battalion at Andrew AFB, MD. Spent 16 mos. in Washington D.C. area. then assigned to Ft. Lawton, WA. Separated at Ft. Lewis in 1956 Attained rank of Specialist 3rd Class.
Jack Thompson and Eleanore Thompson Sweet.
Jack Thompson: U.S. Army Air Corps. Joined in February 1943 with Elbert Thompson and Harold Wilcox (Navy). Trained at Shepherd Field in Texas and at various schools afterwards. Stationed at Randolph Field Camp LeJuene, N.C. Next came aircraft instrument school in Chicago and then Cherry Pt. Marine Air Base, N.C. Later Eleanor went to the UW on the GI Bill and got a degree in meteorology.
Dick McKenzie: Commander U.S. Naval Reserve. Enlisted in the Navy at age 17 to go into the Navy Flight Program, just two months before WWII was over. He was on active duty for 7 years, plus another 16 years in the Active Reserve, flying once a month.
George Arnold: U.S. ARMY
"I was drafted in 1953 and did my overseas time in Korea. Most of my time was spent staying out of trouble"
Joshua Phillips, US Coast Guard: Joined Nov. 11, 2001 and served at CG Station Freeport, TX. USS Thunderbolt, Iraq ASCGC Midget, Seattle. CG Station, Yaquina Bay, OR. Son-in-law of Joan E. McClenny.
Maj. Lindsay McClenny: USAR Active. 3rd Div. Artillery surgeon, Ft. Benning Army Hospital 1957-1959. Alderwood Elem. and Edmonds H.S. class of 1939. Brother of Sgt. T4 Stanton McClenny. Father of Capt. Joan McClenny and P.O. Janet McClenny Zondlo. Father-in-law of P.O. Christopher Zondlo and George Wilson. Uncle of Yeoman 3rd class James Dale.
SGT. T5 James (Jim, Red) McClenny: Washington National Guard 1940-46. Served in Military Police and later as a cook and baker-- to the delight of his unit. His two sons, T4 Douglas McClenny and T4 Craig McClenny served in the Viet Nam War in a helicopter unit. Brother of Major Lindsay McClenny.
SGT, T4 Stanton (Scotty) McClenny U.S. Army 1943-46, 381st Battery D anti-aircraft battalion, 516th anti-aircraft battalion. In 1944 the battalion as sent to Oahu until they returned to Ft. Lewis in 1946. Brother of Major Lindsay McClenny.
Yeoman 3rd Class James Dale: USNR 1960. Active duty 1961-1963. Admiral's staff, Commander Carrier Unit 17, U.S. Hornet carrier. Nephew of Major McClenny.
PO Janet McClenny Zondlo: U.S. Air Force. Aircraft technician Hahn AFB, Germany. McCord AFB, WA. Dyess AFB, N.J. U.S. Coast Guard 1990 and still serving as Storekeeper. ISC Seattlek Oakland, San Diego, Bangor, and presently at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Edmonds CC Alumna. Daughter of Major Lin McClenny. Desert Storm Veteran
Emil Stadler: U.S. Army. Enlisted in the army at Ft. Richardson, Alaska, in December of 1941. Assigned to an Armored Division and served in England in early 1944. Was in Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge. Pictured here with his parents, Emil and Katie Stadler.
Karl Stadler: U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Joined in 1950 while still attending Edmonds High School. He was activated in 1951 and stationed at El Toro Marine Corps Base in California and then at Konia on Oahu, Hawaii. He worked Ordinance on a Fighter Squadron. He served until October of 1953.
Richard Stadler: U.S. Army. Served from 1969 to 1979 as a cook. He served under General Forbes, Chief of Staff for NATO Headquarters in Izmir, Turkey and General John J. Hennessey, U.S. Readiness Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Son of Fred J. Stadler.
Fred J. Stadler: U.S. Navy. Joined in 1942 along with high school classmates for Coyne, Al Wilcox and Bill Hanby. Naval Aviation training in Pasco, Washington. Naval Cadet serving at St. Mary's, San Francisco, CA Flight training U.S. Naval Station in Corpus Christi, Texas where he passed his Instrument Flying Course for single engine planes. Commissioned into the Marine in 1943. Flew SPD, Dive Bombers on Midway Is. Trained on Crosiers in Hawaii. Discharged on December 19, 1945. Served in the Marine Reserves until 1949. While in the Reserves he flew Crosiers our of Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington.