March 25, 2018

Vietnam vets recall a war they couldn’t win

Larry Slessler was a young Air Force intelligence officer in August 1964 when the Tonkin Gulf Crisis escalated a regional civil war on the far side […]
March 23, 2018

Bates: Fly your American flag March 29

Many who were awarded a Purple Heart are experiencing complications attributed to their battle wounds. In addition to flying our flags on March 29 we, as […]
March 22, 2018

Vietnam Veterans Seek New Home for Boats Used in War

“We like Chehalis because it’s halfway between Seattle and Portland,” said President of the Northwest Chapter Steve Sumrall. “So we have the Washington veterans and the […]
March 6, 2018

The value of recognizing Vietnam Veterans 50 years later

As one of more than nine million Veterans who served in Vietnam and other parts of the world during the Vietnam era from 1955-75, I am […]
February 26, 2018

War Stories: Paul Kelly

In our weekly War Stories series, we tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans–some who made it back from their war, and some who didn’t. […]
February 24, 2018

Veterans’ Viewpoint for Feb. 25

Nationally, the VVA advocates on a wide range of issues important to all veterans, from access to quality health care to assistance with post-traumatic stress disorder […]
February 22, 2018

Oregon premiere of Vietnam documentary produced by Lane County residents

“Vietnam: An Inner View” features seven Vietnam veterans and their day to day lives in the line of duty during the war. One of the producers […]
February 21, 2018

Local Veteran Presented With Overdue Honors

BEND, OR — Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) honored David Klym Tuesday morning. The Crooked River Ranch man is a former Huey Helicopter crewman who logged 528 […]
February 21, 2018

VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

In 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act designating March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Our nation’s Vietnam […]