June 6, 2017

D-Day’s lesson of hope

When Allied forces invaded France 73 years ago today in an attempt to bring World War II to an end, America was a different country than […]
June 6, 2017

Born on D-Day, a date that keeps teaching us lessons

Dawn broke on the rainy and sandy shores of Omaha Beach, and through the mist could be seen the ghostly shape of ships and small landing […]
June 2, 2017

Heritage: American-Japanese soldier gives his all amid racism

This past week marked the 75th anniversary of the forced removal of Salem’s Japanese American Community to a concentration camp in Tule Lake, California. On June […]
June 1, 2017

The Triple Nickles are an important part of Oregon’s history

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – The elite paratrooper unit deployed on a secret mission in 1945. Dubbed Operation Firefly, the 555th “Triple Nickles” Parachute Infantry Battalion parachuted […]
May 24, 2017

Army Veteran’s visual tribute to Hopi code talkers earns national recognition

Since he was 17 years old, this Army Veteran and Prescott, Arizona, resident has lived the Hopi proverb that “time isn’t used; it’s experienced.” In 1976, […]
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 […]