Woman honors late husband’s memory, hopes to spread awareness about burn pits

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A woman in Grants Pass is hoping to honor her late husband, while advocating for change after his untimely death. “He said they were burning everything, because the military didn’t want enemies attacking the base, didn’t want anything laying around un-used, they didn’t want enemies to get a hold of it,” said Venera Valieva-Elesky. Her husband, Bobby Elesky, served the Army in the middle east. The Cave Junction native met Valieva-Elesky in her home country of Uzbekistan. “He came to me and he said ‘I’m planning to go to Afghanistan and I want to stay in

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