Color Guard

Washington SAR Color Guard
Current GWC Color Guard Roster
William Bentler, Captain
Bruce Bock, Corporal
Robert Wall
Mike Hutchins
John Kraft, Sergeant
Marshall Eberhart, Corporal
Chris Fridley, Corporal
Russ Oliver
Hugh Jonson
Michael Moore
Jack Foster
Ken Carlson

2022
GWC Color Guard march in the Sedro Woolley Veterans Day Parade (12 Nov 2022)
Russ Oliver recognized for service to the GWC Color Guard (15 Oct 2922) more
Jack Foster recognized for service to the GWC Color Guard (15 Oct 2922) more
Chris Fridley promoted to the Rank of Corporal (17 Sep 2022) more
Color Guard Bronze Medal awarded to Bruce Bock, Cpl. (17 Sep 2022) more
WA SAR at the NW Colonial Festival, Port Angeles, WA (14 Aug 2022)
GWC Color Guard tag the Green's Gunshop Black Powder Rendezvous (13 Aug 2022)
Vietnam Veterans Picnic, Sedro Woolley, WA (6 Aug 2022)
Memorial Day at Mable Leaf Cemetery (30 May 2022)
Dedication of the Gold Star Mothers Memorial Arbor (29 May 2022)
William Bentler promoted to Captain of the GWC Color Guard (21 May 2022) more
Recognition for their service to the GWC Color Guard (2021 - 2022)
Christopher Fridley more
Robert Wall more
Honoring LT. Anel B. Shay. MIA from WWII (3 February 2022)

2021
Helping the Ann Washington Chapter of the WA DAR celebrate their Centennial (16 Oct 2021)
Recognition for their service to the GWC Color Guard (18 Sep 2021)
Bruce Bock more
C. Marshall Eberhart more
Gary F. Gray more
C. Hugh Jonson more
Bronze Color Guard Medals: Capt. Mike Hutchins and Sgt. John Kraft (18 Sep 2021)
Leland Michael Hutchins more
John E. Kraft, Sr. more
GWC SAR Members join the Ann Washington Chapter for Constitution Day (17 Sep 2021)
GWC at the annual Sedro Woolley Vietnam Veterans Picnic (7 Aug 2021)
National Color Guard at SAR Annual Convention, Renton, WA (11 Jul 2021)
Burial Ceremony of WWII Navy Seaman 1st Class Gerald J. Bailey (29 Jun 2021)
Memorial Day ceremony at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor, WA (21 May 2021)
Planting flags at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor, WA (29 May 2021)
Flag retirement, Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor WA (22 May 2021)
Bruce Bock and Marshall Eberhart promoted to Corporal (22 May 2021)
Commemoration of the Battle of Kettle Creek (13 Feb 2021)

2020
Planting flags at Maple Leaf Cemetery for Veterans Day (7 Nov 2020)
Participating in video production for the upcoming Veterans Day service (30 Oct 2020)
Recognition of Memorial Day/Week, Oak Harbor, WA (16 May 2020)
Massing of the Flags on Patriot's Day in Tacoma, WA (22 Feb 2020)

2019
Funeral of Compatriot John Qualls, Carnation, WA (15 Dec 2019)
Auburn Veterans Day Parade (9 Nov 2019)
DAR Annual National Security Luncheon (2 Nov 2019)
Posting the Colors (21 Sep 2019)
Ann Washington DAR Celebration of Constitution Week, Skagit Co. Court House (17 Sep 2019)
Dedication of the DAR Rainier Chapter House (2 June 2019)

DAR Rainier Chapter House and the participants in the dedication (2 June 2019).

GWC Color Guard at the WA SAR convention (12-13 April 2019)
Presentation at St. Brendan’s Catholic School in Bothell (12 April 2019)
Nat. Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Parade, Sedro-Woolley (30 March 2019)

DAR / SAR Volunteers for the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Parade in Sedro-Woolley. (from left to right Karen Manatt (Regent, Ann Washington Chapter, DAR, Mount Vernon), Melonie Liening (Mary Ball Chapter, DAR, Tacoma), Suellen Eberhart (Vice Regent, Ann Washington Chapter, DAR, Mount Vernon), John Kraft (GWC, SAR), Ralph Liening (Husband of Mary Ball, DAR member), Neil Vernon (Pres, Seattle Chapter, SAR), Nick Reichert (Seattle Chapter, SAR), Marshall Eberhart (Pending member, GWC, SAR) (30 March 2019).

Presentation at West Mercer Elementary (15 March 2019)
Massing of the Flags, Tacoma, WA (23 February 2019)

GWC Compatriot John Kraft (left) and Mike Hutchins (center), along with Seattle's Neil Vernon (right) (23 February 2019).


2018
Auburn's Veterans Day Observance (10 November 2018)

Auburn, WA Veterans Day Observance (10 November 2018).


Early muster of 27 of the SAR-DAR Color Guards and Fife & Drum Corps. Unit muster was 43 SARs & DARs (10 November 2018).


Our 43-Compatriot SAR-DAR Parade Unit lined up for the Auburn, WA march (10 November 2018).


Compatriot Mike Hutchins (far left) joins the Washington SAR Color Guard (3 September 2018).