Harold Colvert peacefully passed away at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Seattle, Wash., on Dec. 21, at the age of 77.
He was born in Stanley, N.D., on Jan. 5, 1933.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Colvert and Anna Tarczanin, as well as his sister Carol Pierson. He is survived by his brothers DeLynn Colvert, Missoula, Mont., and Donald Tarczanin, Avon, Conn.; his sister Lorrie Carpino, Pagosa Springs; and several nephews and nieces, including Betsy Carpino, Pagosa Springs. Harold was a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict having served two enlistments with the First Marine Division, 2nd Battalion and two tours of duty in that war. He participated in the battles of Las Vegas and Reno in Korea which resulted in heavy Marine Corp casualties, and was only one of two survivors in a group defending a position from a Chinese attack. He worked for many years as a longshoreman in Seattle.
A cremation is planned, followed by full military honors.