May 15, 2017

Emotional moments Honor Flight

EUGENE, Ore. – The veterans on the South Willamette Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., allowed anchor David Walker and photojournalist Loren Ruark to accompany them to […]
May 13, 2017

Local veteran recounts Korean War experience

With all the recent press and talk about activities in Korea, we were talking around the coffee table lately about how many of our local folks […]
May 11, 2017

Honor Flight: Playing basketball, from Corvallis to Korea

EUGENE, Ore. – Don Amacher played basketball for Slats Gill at Oregon State University. He graduated in June 1951. His draft notice arrived 4 months later. […]
March 18, 2017

March military milestones – Mexico to Vietnam

The other morning around the coffee-and-conversation table, one of our vets remarked on the several auspicious anniversaries coming up this month. One of them has to […]
March 16, 2017

BHS students learn from local veterans

BANDON – Students at Bandon High School gained valuable insight into the lives of those who have served their country when their teacher decided to get […]
January 13, 2017

New rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune

VA has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, […]
December 31, 2016

MAK cleans up Salem home

Men in Action for Keizer (MAK), the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s volunteer group of men, jumped into action earlier this month when they were called by […]
December 9, 2016

John Glenn, Astronaut and Senator, to Lie in State in Ohio

John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and history-making voyages into space

November 24, 2016

Lonely Soldier Writes Letter Home from Korean Foxhole

If there is such a thing as foxhole humor, this story records one lonely soldier’s attempt to cheer up his grandmother, Mrs. Albert Allen in Central Point, Ore., who was concerned about keeping up the soldier’s morale.