WWI at Home Pt 10
Noble Franklin Leach graduated from Cheney High School in May 1917 and immediately enlisted in the Navy on May 15th. He served aboard the USS Marblehead with classmate, Everett Key and the two remained lifelong friends. Noble was discharged August 19, 1919. Upon his return home, he enrolled at Cheney Normal where he was a star basketball, baseball, and football player, as well as captain of the team. He was part of the basketball team that won the state Normal School championship. Noble graduated in 1921 and entered the teaching profession at Fairfield, later serving as Superintendent of the Kettle Falls School District.
Everett Key enlisted in the Navy May 15, 1917 he served aboard the USS Marblehead. Everett was discharged during the demobilization on August 19, 1919.