The Anacortes Vietnam Vetereans Memorial was dedicated at Grandview Cemetery on May 25, 1992. Three veterans who died were honored with 11.5 x 22.5 plaques set in cement around a round plaque which said "Vietnam Veterans of America." These plaques were replaced in 2013 by a memorial bench engraved, "All Gave Some -- Some Gave All."
Funds for the new bench were donated by the Anacortes Elks Lodge. The plaques were set in a wood frame and given to the museum.
Russell Cranston Hibler was born June 7, 1946, in Portsmith, Virginia, and moved to Anacortes as an infant. He graduated from Anacortes High School in 1964 and from Western Washington State College in Bellingham in 1968 with a degree in Sociology. On March 16, 1968, he married Jennifer Bridgeman of Bow, Washington. His parents were Russell and Ethel Hibler, and his brother was Harry. Cranston was a sergeant with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne when he died on March 30, 1970.
Gordon W. Logan, Jr., was born June 16, 1949. He graduated from Anacortes High School in 1968 and was a member of the Green Berets when he was killed in Vietnam. According to his obituary in the November 20, 1969, ANACORTES AMERICAN, he was a private first class. According to the plaque, he was a corporal in the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne BDE. His sister, Margo Logan, wrote a letter "To The People" which appeared on page one of that issue of the paper in which she praised her brother's belief in freedom and encouraged others to help right wrongs rather than just complain.
Darwin H. Engman was born July 10, 1933, in Pilot Mound, Iowa, to Fern and Harold Engman. At age 20 he joined the U.S. Army; when he died on May 6, 1966, he was a Warrant Officer with the 1st Cav Airmobile. He received full military services on May 17, 1966, in the Bryson Chapel and was intered in Grandview Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Barbara, and three children, Leon, Susan, and Kathleen who lived in Anacortes.
|Dimensions||H-48.25 W-24.75 D-1.75 inches|
|Caption||Vietnam Memorial Plaque|
|Credit line||Donated by thad Lindquist, January 2014|
ENGMAN, Darwin H.
HIBLER, Russell Cranston
LOGAN, Gordon W., Jr.
|Place of Origin||Anacortes, WA|
U. S. Army
Disaster - War
Place - Anacortes, WA