1944

In 1944, Wilbur Pickering was one of many young men in Issaquah who enlisted to serve their country during World War II. Wilbur served in the Marines.

Wilbur Pickering in uniform in 1944

Wilbur Pickering in 1944. Pickering was one of many young men in Issaquah who enlisted to serve their country during World War II. The wings pinned to his chest and the emblems on his lapel signify that he was a Marine [who flew corsairs off a battleship].[IHM: 024.094.021.016]