Originating during World War I, the Service Flag is a blue star on a white field with a red border. Families would display the Service Flag in their front window to show that an immediate family member was serving in the military. If that loved one died, the blue star was replaced by a gold star, allowing others to see the sacrifice that family made in protecting our country.

The Oregon State University Military and Veteran Resource Center has attempted to create a database of all honored OSU alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Created over the course of a year through extensive cross platform research, these are the Beavers who gave their lives for our freedom. 

Gold Star Database Instructions:


The Gold Star Project member database may be searched by member name or class year.

Filters can also be applied for military ranks and/or conflicts.

The displayed members may be sorted in ascending or descending order of last name, conflict, or class year.




To access the Gold Star Database please Click Here 

Primary Researcher and Historian
Krystle Wolfe

Krystle's story and the creation of

the Gold Star Project

Oregon State University Gold Star Service Member


If you find that we have missed important member information, or you have a family/friend member that we've not honored, please contact us here: Click Here