Wrapping up Oregon Women’s Military History Week are Coast Guard veteran Kim Gray (one of the few people on earth who can say they’ve sailed around the world — literally) and Jean Kirnak, a nurse in the legendary 8076 MASH unit, which was recognized for the meritorious and life-saving service it courageously provided throughout the Korean War.
Today’s featured Oregon women veterans include “living legend” Mildred LaViolette Harrison, part of the first class of WAVES during the Second World War, and Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, the first to secure burial rights for her same-sex spouse in a national military cemetery.
Featured today are two more outstanding figures from Oregon’s women military history, including a Jewish German refugee who directed the troops’ dietary needs during WWII and one of the first known women with children to be allowed to serve in the nation’s military.
Today’s highlight features WWII Marine Corps Reservist Muriel “Dolly” Ruble and Army veteran Jessie Miller, one of the original “lionesses” in the Iraq War.
Today’s highlight features WWII WASP Geraldine “Jerry” Hardman Jordan who grew up in Ontario, Oregon and was inspired by Charles Lindbergh to learn to fly, and Vietnam-era Navy veteran Christine Lundberg, longtime public servant and former mayor of Springfield, Oregon.
Governor Brown Proclaims March 14-20 “Women’s Military History Week” in Oregon.
Did you know that the Charitable Checkoff program lets you designate all or part of your Oregon refund to support veterans?
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is pleased to announce that residents and staff at its Oregon Veterans’ Homes in Lebanon and The Dalles received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Consonus Healthcare over the weekend.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) has decreased interest rates on all new loan applications for its home loan products, resulting in the program’s lowest-ever rates in its 75-year history.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Veteran Services Grant Program to fund key projects that will improve veterans’ access to transportation, housing, health care and other vital services across the state.
Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) Director Kelly Fitzpatrick will host a live virtual town hall this week to discuss LGBTQ veterans’ services, answer questions and hear challenges experienced by LGBTQ veterans in Oregon.
Kelly Fitzpatrick, director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA), will host a live virtual town hall meeting this week to discuss women veterans’ services, answer questions and hear challenges and experiences from Oregon women veterans.