March 8, 2017

World War II Veteran reunites with B-17 bomber

Memories were flying high last weekend as Norman Norquist took flight in the same type of plane he flew in during World War II. Norman, who […]
March 1, 2017

Public Invited To Share Memories Of Camp Adair

  Before it was a wildlife area, EE Wilson near Corvallis was Camp Adair, a U.S. Army training base, hospital and Prisoner of War Camp during […]
March 1, 2017

“Pearl Harbor Bill” kept the memory alive

SEASIDE — Bill Thomas, who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, spent much of his life making sure no one would forget the ones who […]
February 28, 2017

Veterans watch B-17 “Madras Maiden” fly

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) — A restored World War II bomber is in town for tours this week, and local veterans got a chance to see her in […]
February 22, 2017

Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon is looking for more WWII Veterans

Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon is looking for more WWII Veterans to take to Washington, DC on our 15th Honor Flight during June 7-11, 2017. We […]
February 6, 2017

Arlington burial set for Salem sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

Ensign Verdi D. Sederstrom, who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried April 26 at Arlington National Cemetery. Sederstrom was one of 429 sailors […]
January 30, 2017

Salem loses Pearl Harbor connection

I was sad to learn that my friend Alvin “Bud” Christopherson died while I was on vacation. If I hadn’t been out of state, I would […]
January 25, 2017

Harold Hayes, Survivor of Secret World War II Odyssey, Dies at 94

Harold Hayes, the last surviving member of a band of airborne American medics and nurses who crashed-landed in Nazi-occupied Albania in 1943 and survived German attacks, […]
January 19, 2017

WWII Veteran reflects on G.I. Bill benefits, offers advice to today’s Veterans

When the original GI Bill took effect in 1944, it was touted as one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced. It had a […]