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A Tribute to Veterans


A tribute to VeteransSome ended their service weeks ago; others, decades ago. Some fought in wars we know well, and others in obscure battles. Some came back stronger; others are still struggling. Each year, Pamplin Media Group attempts to capture the stories of veterans, to better understand the impact the military has on their lives and to get a glimpse of what their service to country looked like. Links to their stories are below.


 

Featured Stories

Portrait of service

Portrait of service

Woodburn Independent - News
Baltazar 'JR' Gonzalez recounts his experience in the U.S. Marines in Vietnam
Covert missions in Laos lead to postwar problems

Covert missions in Laos lead to postwar problems

Portland Tribune - Features
Public woes prompt Mike Burton to deal with lingering stress, counsel other vets
Club officer in charge of morale, not morals

Club officer in charge of morale, not morals

Portland Tribune - Features
Lake Oswego's Angelica Pilato had an unusual position in Thailand during the Vietnam War
What was it like to be at Omaha Beach on D-Day?

What was it like to be at Omaha Beach on D-Day?

Portland Tribune - Features
Portland-area WWII veterans recall the largest invasion in military history
Molalla man has spent nearly 40 years helping soldiers

Molalla man has spent nearly 40 years helping soldiers

Portland Tribune - Features
Col. Scott Delbridge, Oregon National Guard state chaplain and director at Salem Vet Center, entered the service in 1981
Navy provides fulfilling 23-year career for Warren woman

Navy provides fulfilling 23-year career for Warren woman

Portland Tribune - Features
Carolyn Jenkins, who served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve, got best of both worlds, raising a family, traveling the world
Wilsonville veteran participates in night raids over Japan

Wilsonville veteran participates in night raids over Japan

Portland Tribune - Features
Wilsonville WWII veteran Dale Long served as navigator on new B-29s from 1942-46.
Loop discovers all he needs in a 'big book'

Loop discovers all he needs in a 'big book'

Portland Tribune - Features
Assigned to a hospital in Korea, Canby's Jim Loop learns on the job with the help of medical book he was given
Army Ranger hit with shrapnel that felt like 'bad bee sting'

Army Ranger hit with shrapnel that felt like 'bad bee sting'

Portland Tribune - Features
Bill Manderfeld of Tualatin earned his Purple Heart after serving in Vietnam.
Only a stroke could ground this fighter pilot

Only a stroke could ground this fighter pilot

Portland Tribune - Features
John Newhouse of Dundee flew over 100 combat missions during the Vietnam War
Exploring the world through military service

Exploring the world through military service

Portland Tribune - Features
Gresham mother, daughter soak in new cultures through their time with the Navy
Stake out a spot to watch Veterans Day parade

Stake out a spot to watch Veterans Day parade

Portland Tribune - Features
Parade participants will include veterans, marching bands, the 1st Marine Division Association, historic military vehicles and more.
Father inspired Estacada resident toward lifetime of service

Father inspired Estacada resident toward lifetime of service

Portland Tribune - Features
James Moriarty of Estacada applied his Army experience to job with Border Patrol, where he worked for two decades
Service and sacrifice of veterans goes beyond the…

Service and sacrifice of veterans goes beyond the…

Portland Tribune - Features
Newspapers capture stories of veterans, to better understand the impact on our lives.
Beaverton vet heads up active support organization

Beaverton vet heads up active support organization

Portland Tribune - Features
Napoleon Hodgers now heads the Portland chapter of the black veterans group.

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