Wallace Ross "Wally" Eggleston was born October 6, 1925, to Clarence and Emma Eggleston in Port Orchard, WA. Wally passed away on August 2, 2014, in Wenatchee. At the age of 17, Wally enlisted in the Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Sergeant in aircraft mechanics. During his four years of service, Wally made several "brave and meritorious" flights as a ball turret gunner. He was awarded a flight medal and two gold stars.