THOSE CLASSMATES WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
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:
Frank Robert Monroe.
Melvin Clover, June ’43
Alan R. Jastram, January ’48
Marvin Ellis Curry, June ’61
Robert Joseph Gladu, June ’68
Gary Lee Hayes, January ’64
Larry Floyd Miller, January ’65
James L. Nahm, Cpl USMC, June ’65
Richard Thomas Sarakas, June ’65
Dale Leroy Tooloose, June ’53
Martin H. Zuniga, June ’65
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.
Vietnam War: http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/vietnam.htm.
In addition, please provide the name of any alumni may have lost their lives in the service of our nation in the Middle East, Asia, or other locations around the world.
Send information to David Link via email: email@example.com.
We do have limited information about our heros (i.e., graduating class, burial site, branch of service, and date of death which we will provide upon request.
Last edited on 29 June 2023