THOSE CLASSMATES WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
WORLD WAR II
This plaque, as most of us remember, is mounted on the wall just to the left of the auditorium main entrance. It was placed there with this dedication, in part:
The message that this plaque is to convey is a message of Faith, Courage, Honor, and Sacrifice. It is an age-old story, and one that will endure so long as we recognize and believe in moral right. To this story our gallant sons gave their full measure. And now as we dedicate this memorial plaque to the memory of our gallant sons, let us also dedicate our hearts to the Four Freedoms, to which all men are justly entitled, and for which our boys gave their lives. So dedicated, their sacrifices shall not have been in vain.
Assistant Principle, Roosevelt High School, 1948.
The plaque contains ninety-seven names. Our records contain these names plus five more. They are:
Frank Robert Monroe.
Melvin Clover, June 1943
Alan R. Jastram, January 1948
Robert Joseph Gladu, June 1968
Gary Lee Hayes, January 1964
Larry Floyd Miller, January 1965
James L. Nahm, Cpl USMC, June ’65
Richard Thomas Sarakas, June 1965
Dale Leroy Tooloose, June 1953
Martin H. Zuniga, June 1965
WE NEED YOUR HELP in our search for the names of our classmates who gave their lives during our countries wars or conflicts. We wish to honor them in this section we are creating. Please view the following websites to see if you recognize the name of anyone who attended RHS.
Korean War: http://genealogytrails.com/mo/stlouis/military_kw_casualties.htm.
Vietnam War: http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/vietnam.htm.
Send us your findings via the Message Board or Contact Us pages.
Note: We have a limited amount of additional info available, i.e. Class, burial site, branch of service, and date of death which we will provide upon request.
Last edited on 9 April, 2016