May 15, 2017

State honors Bend WWII hero; Resolution salutes Medal of Honor recipient

SALEM — When Bob Maxwell saved several men in his Army unit by jumping on a German grenade in 1944, absorbing the full blast and shrapnel […]
April 29, 2017

Editorial: Little time left to honor WWII vets

You may have noticed in the past year an increase in the number of Chronicle stories about World War II veterans, the most recent on April […]
April 28, 2017

Reliving History: WWII-era B 17 Bomber hits the Bend Skies

Nervous, jittery laughter filled the aluminum overcast plane as a slew of lucky passengers — including three veterans — geared up for a 30 minute flight […]
April 21, 2017

A better transport plan

There had to be a better way to transport local veterans to their medical appointments. That was the premise that has ultimately led to the Band […]
March 31, 2017

Honoring veterans on the big screen

April 11, 1966, is recognized as one of the bloodiest days of the Vietnam War. That day, during Operation Abilene, Air Force pararescuemen were called upon […]
March 29, 2017

Vets home recruits volunteers

Volunteering at the Oregon Veterans’ Home is more about play than work, say Dan and Vickie Brindell, who reside near Lyle and have been taking residents […]
March 24, 2017

Awarding Quilts of Valor

Six local military veterans received “quilty hugs” Tuesday morning from some local quilters who want the elderly war heroes to know they are appreciated. “Quilts of […]
March 16, 2017

VSO in need of more volunteers

Mark Fortin, an Army veteran, started volunteering at the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office in the spring of 2016, and sees it as a way to […]
March 10, 2017

Purple Heart returned

Following a brief ceremony Thursday, a Purple Heart medal found by a local man 27 years ago in an attic started its journey back to its […]