February 7, 2017

A journey to Vietnam, and reconciliation

What happens to soldiers’ hearts when they return home from the battlefield? Recent research suggests that Veterans, especially Vietnam Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are […]
January 30, 2017

Salem man honors Vietnam pilot: ‘He’s not coming home, but his memory is’

Fred Thompson purchased a limited-edition print by aviation artist Joe Kline that depicts a UH-1 Huey helicopter making an extraction of a Special Forces team operating […]
January 27, 2017

Veterans gather to celebrate future home of Vietnam Memorial Wall

MEDFORD, Ore. – A sign was unveiled at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Medford today. Veterans gathered to celebrate the progress of the memorial at U.S. […]
January 25, 2017

Local Vietnam vets share at Fishtrap event

It was standing room only at Fishtrap’s second Big Read event Thursday night, Jan. 19, at the Tomas Building conference room. Fishtrap titled the event: What […]
January 17, 2017

Big cold doesn’t stop Big Read

The latest cold snap didn’t keep the reading public, including students from Joseph and Enterprise schools, from packing the Hurricane Creek Grange Hall for Fishtrap’s Big […]
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 27, 2016

Women’s writing group feature of Big Read

Fishtrap’s 2017 Big Read features the Vietnam War classic “The Things They Carried,” the semi-fictionalized wartime experience of author Tim O’ Brien. Although the story is […]
December 23, 2016

A meal worthy of heroes

For those who have given so much for country and community, it was a rare opportunity for them to be served for once, as a sign […]
December 20, 2016

Former defense chief Hagel opens Pentagon’s Vietnam exhibit

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to the Pentagon Tuesday to pay tribute to his fellow Vietnam veterans who he said fought in an unpopular war they didn't understand and returned to an ungrateful nation