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asian american and pacific islander

The True Story of the “Purple Heart Battalion”

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The following story kicks off our month-long focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans. On


Women’s Military History Week Highlights: Kim T. Gray and Jean Kirnak

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.