Tag: WWII veterans

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

Korean veterans

Honor flights to resume

REDMOND — The Honor Flights for armed forces veterans to visit national war memorials is on once again. Some 25 veterans from Central Oregon, their

WWII veterans

PHOTOS: Remembering a WWII love letter romance

Letters Bernard Brown wrote from overseas during WWII, to a girl back home who would eventually become his wife, have been compiled in “Dear Selma”

COVID-19

Medal of Honor recipient: get your COVID-19 vaccine

Hershel “Woody” Williams survived Iwo Jima, destroying six enemy pillboxes. When offered the COVID-19 vaccine, the Medal of Honor recipient didn’t hesitate. “I would encourage any

WWII veterans

Author Spotlight: Bernard Brown

Bernard D. Brown is the author of “Dear Selma,” one of the books featured in Issue 8 of ODVA’s Veteran News Magazine. Like many young