Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Harry Missildine

 Harry Missildine

  • born in Parsons Kansas — 1920
  • grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma
  • graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa Oklahoma
  • attended University of Missouri
  • graduated from Colorado College
  • twice qualified for National Public Links Golf Tournamet
  • United States Army Air Corps — 2nd Lietenant Army Medical Administrative Corps –1942-1945 — Iceland
  • news writer — Spokane Chronicle — 1945-1948
  • Washington National Guard — 141st Aircraft Control Squadron — Alaska
  • sports writer / sports editor — Spokesman Review — 1952-1984
  • spearheaded development of Esmeralda Golf Course — Spokane — 1952-1956
  • two time winner of Spokane City Amateur Golf Championship
  • named the “Big Sky” Conference — 1963
  • Washington State Sportswriter of the Year — 1965
  • wrote articles for Golf Digest
  • sports writer — Daily Idahonian/Daily News — Moscow — 1984-2005
  • Idaho State Sportswriter of the Year — 1984 & 1988
  • Moscow Elks Sole Survivor winner — 1992, 1997 & 1999
  • won 3rd Moscow Elks Sole Survivor at age 79
  • carried a USGA handicap of 7 at age 83 — 2003
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 2005
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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