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The annual event will be held at Tualatin's Juanita Pohl Center on Friday,8, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at the center.

COURTESY CITY OF TUALATIN - A breakfast honoring veterans is set for this Friday at the Juanita Pohl Center in Tualatin.Tualatin's Juanita Pohl Center will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 8, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the center.

The breakfast is designed to honor and recognize the veterans who have given their lives for our

The catered breakfast is being provided courtesy of Dalton's Northwest Catering.

At the same time, door prizes for veterans will be raffled off during the event.

Attendance at the event is capped at 150 registrants, and is expected to fill (115 seats were already spoken for as of Monday).

This year, attendees will hear from three guest speakers including:

• Gea Clausier, who enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 22 years with 15 of those years at Portland Air Guard Base in Oregon. Currently retired, she has been volunteering to help fellow veterans at the VA and with the American Legion.

• Bill Manderfeld served as an Army Ranger during Vietnam in K Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Dak To. During his tour, he completed 15 long-range reconnaissance patrol missions, eleven as team leader before he was promoted to Operations non-commissioned officer. He was wounded (and received a Purple Heart) on his first mission out on Nov. 1, 1968.

• Dave DeHart had a fascinating 20-year career in the Army, starting as a GI, he then moved up from a language interpreter to counter-intelligence.

Pre-registration for the event is required, and the general public may register for remaining spots.

The event is free for all veterans and $10 for non-veterans.


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