By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

A Medical Lake warrior's curious path to peace

 

April 11, 2019

Dave Seagrave

In this undated photo, Dave Seagrave, far right, stands with unidentified crew members next to a B-52 in which he served as bombardier. Seagrave's participation in the carpet bombing of targets during the Vietnam War left scars that remain today.

Life has a serendipitous way of coming full circle, and shaping our world view along the way.

"Now I'm a musician," said long-time Medical Lake resident and former City Councilman Dave Seagrave, in a voice reminiscent of the late actor Jimmy Stewart. "How many people get to do what they wanted to do in high school?"

Now 80, Seagrave has traveled a long, often dark road from his days as a high school trumpet and tuba player. During his life he's served in a spectrum of careers, from warrior, to pacifist school teacher, community member, and finally back to his original passion: music.

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