January 2, 2017

101 Year Old WWII Vet Makes A New Year’s Resolution

Portland, Or. – A Northeast Portland woman who spent three years as an Army nurse during WWII says her wish for 2017 is to life her life […]
December 29, 2016

Disabled veteran comes home to find tools stolen from storage unit

WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) – A disabled veteran in Woodburn returned from a job out of state to find several thousand of dollars worth of tools and […]
December 26, 2016

No G.I. Bill for Ore. Marine reservists deployed to Honduras

CORVALLIS — When Marine Corps reservist Daniel Ha was offered the chance to take part in a humanitarian mission to Honduras, he was excited for the […]
December 23, 2016

Coast Guard veteran dies, but not without support from strangers

Myron Wilkes needed more than a little holiday cheer when he contacted me a few weeks ago from his bed at Oregon Health Sciences University.
December 23, 2016

When will Santa Claus get to Lake Oswego?

It doesn’t matter whether you’re naughty or nice — everyone wants to know what time Santa will be arriving in Lake Oswego on Saturday night. Fortunately, […]
December 22, 2016

Army deserter facing murder, may be in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — US Marshals sent an alert for the public to be on the lookout for a US Army deserter charged with murder who may be in Oregon.

John Tufton Blauvelt allegedly murdered his estranged wife, Catherine, on October 24 in South Carolina. The 28-year-old is an active-duty Army recruiter who is now considered a deserter.

Investigators learned Blauvelt left South Carolina with a 17-year-old girl, who was safely found in Eugene on

December 21, 2016

Great Grandfather Shares Love Of War History With Great Grandson

PORTLAND, Ore.–  Robert is 96 his Great Grandson Max is 10.  The World War II Veteran served under General George Patton and was part of the D Day invasion of Normandy, France.  Robert lives in Maryland, Max here in Portland.  The pair began talking about the war on the phone and translated those conversations to extended talks in person .

Max has been all ears loving the detail his Great Grandfather shares.  Robert came to

December 20, 2016

World War 2 vet’s 99th birthday an Internet sensation

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — World War II veteran Jack Hardy turned 99 on Monday, and he’s celebrating like never before.

People from all across the world have sent the Hillsboro man thousands of birthday cards.

It all started with a few simple posts made via social media. They included a message informing readers that Hardy was about to turn 99 and encouraged the idea of sending him a card. Thanks to the Internet, the whole

December 17, 2016

Volunteers place Christmas wreaths for veterans at Willamette National Cemetery (photos)

Members of the Civil Air Patrol in Oregon have been coordinating volunteers to place Christmas wreaths on grave markers at Willamette National ...