On Memorial Day , everyone here at the Northwest Railway Museum honors, remembers and respects all those who lives were given in the service of our Nation. This Memorial Day, the Northwest Railway Museum had the honor of providing a last train excursion for the memory of Marine LCPL Adam James White (ret.), who passed February 14, 2015.
LCPL AJ White spent his senior
year of high school in the Puget Sound area, and graduated from Skyline High School in Sammamish. AJ enlisted with the Marine Corps in 2008 and received a
medical discharge in 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in Iraq. He passed suddenly
on Feb 14, 2015 leaving his wife Jessica and 3 small children, Addison, Mackenzie and Camden.
AJ's grandfather was a railway conductor who instilled a love of trains
in him. He received a military funeral
at Marion National Cemetery in Indiana, and during the service, family and
friends heard a train whistle blow in the distance. His aunt Rebecca McCauley
appreciated that the Museum was operating Memorial Day trains and wanted to honor
AJ with a Memorial Day train ride. She
arranged for a photo montage of the Marine to be placed in the window of
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Coach 218.
That 1912-built coach carried the memory of LCPL White and traveled to and from Snoqualmie Falls on the last
train of the day, Monday, May 25, 2015.
Marine, thank you for your service to a grateful Nation. To LCPL AJ White's family, our sincere condolences for your loss.