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 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 […]
May 12, 2017

How the Army Decided Which U.S. Troops Would Get to Go Home After V-E Day

Earlier this week the United States and Europe marked the 72nd anniversary of V-E Day, Victory in Europe, with mostly low-keyed ceremonies and announcements. Today, a […]
May 12, 2017

Honor Flight: ‘A big wave came up and flipped me over in shark infested waters’

EUGENE, Ore. – Del Long was 17 years old when he joined the Marines. “After seeing what happened at Pearl Harbor, why I just couldn’t contain […]
April 30, 2017

Pendleton gala remembers Doolittle Raiders

Each veteran and military personnel had their reasons for being at the Oregon National Guard Armory in Pendleton Saturday. The National Guard partnered with the Pendleton […]
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 26, 2017

Salem sailor’s remains arrive in D.C. for burial

The flag-draped casket of Navy Ensign Verdi D. Sederstrom arrived on a Delta Airlines flight Tuesday at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Sederstrom, who graduated from Salem High […]
April 26, 2017

World War II vet donates B-17 model to McMinnville museum

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — One local man is using his skills as a model maker to remember those who served in World War II. When an injury […]