November 10, 2016

Ray leaves logging to repair World War II submarines

Repairing submarines in Hawaii during World War II was quite an “about-face” from Dick Ray’s logging background.

The John Day resident served in the U.S. Navy from August 1943 to March 1946, achieving the rank of motor machinist third class.

Growing up during the Great Depression, Ray’s family moved from place to place, following logging jobs and living in logging camps.

He started driving truck when he was 14. He recalled building plank roads with 12-inch wide and

November 10, 2016

Van Voorhis cooks with C4, delivers baby during Tet Offensive

For a sparsely populated area, Grant County is home to a high rate of veterans.

Of the roughly 7,200 residents, more than 10 percent have served their country — 809, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

One of those veterans, Ret. Army Staff Sgt. Bob Van Voorhis, said rural Grant County residents have always answered the call to serve.

“This county and Eastern Oregon in general has contributed an awful lot to the freedoms and everything else

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Co-pilot shot down over German gets trip of a lifetime

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WWII veteran reminds every vet to come home

November 10, 2016

Salem Academy honors veterans, Pearl Harbor survivor

November 10, 2016

Oregon Tech Among Top Military-Friendly Schools

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Life In The Cockpit

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Monument unveiled

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Aloha, Tigard women to lead veterans parade in Portland