Join With Me on Memorial Day

I’ve been asked to speak at the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial for its annual Memorial Day ceremony to tell the story of Corporal Lyle Tate. He was killed in action 50 years ago this month in the Republic of Vietnam. 

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Feds still struggle to care for Oregon veterans

Willamette University College of Law Federalist Society Despite last year’s well publicized VA scandal, the federal government continues to provide our nation’s veterans with inadequate access to healthcare. Veterans – in many cases as a result of being tragically overinsured … Continue reading

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70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

by Dan Lucas Seventy years ago at this time the Allies were in a desperate fight to repulse Hitler’s last gasp offensive in Western Europe. From mid-December 1944 to late January 1945, American and other Allied forces fought in freezing … Continue reading

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Veterans expect pro-energy leaders

by Aaron Moran Next year we’ll celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. There have been several major wars in the intervening decades – Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq – and countless smaller conflicts, but, thankfully, … Continue reading

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Monica Wehby to host veterans roundtable

Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate Will discuss solutions for the problems facing the VA Portland – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby will appear in Oregon City on Wednesday to share ideas for how the VA can better take … Continue reading

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WW II Memorial: Oregon House GOP to honor greatest generation

Oregon House Republican Office Salem, OR — Members of the House Republican Caucus will attend today’s dedication ceremony of the Oregon World War II Memorial to honor the nation’s Greatest Generation and mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion … Continue reading

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Squandered opportunities of the Short Session

by Rep. Sal Esquivel Voters approved short February sessions during the November 2010 general election. The sessions were sold to the public as an opportunity for legislators to make technical and budgetary adjustments to bills passed during the longer regular … Continue reading

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Veteran’s service animal may be saved

Sen. Alan Olsen Salem, OR – A bill to save a lynx, currently serving as a service animal for an Oregon City Marine veteran, was voted out of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1584 now moves … Continue reading

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Veterans: Thank you and may God bless you and your families

Republican National Committee WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement on Veterans Day. “Today we honor all the men and women of our armed forces who have risked their lives … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate urges Medal of Honor for WW II hero

Senate Republican Office Salem, OR – The Oregon Senate unanimously approved House Joint Memorial 17 on Thursday, a measure urging the Pentagon to give Leonard DeWitt the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. “Colonel DeWitt demonstrated the … Continue reading

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Sen. Alan Olsen: Veterans granted in-state tuition

Senator Alan Olsen (R-Canby) Salem, OR – With a unanimous vote, the Oregon Senate approved House Bill 2158-B on Monday, a bill to give veterans in-state tuition rates at Oregon public universities and community colleges. The bill mirrors Senate Bill 820, a bill … Continue reading

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Remember Oregon’s Fallen War Heroes

Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) Today is Memorial Day. As a Vietnam vet (that’s me in the photo), on Memorial Day I stop and remember my fellow soldiers and pilots who served with honor, but never came home—all were young … Continue reading

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Rep. Parrish disappointed by reduction for veterans

SALEM, OR – Rep. Julie Parrish (R – West Linn), chief sponsor of HJR 29, issued the following statement in response to the adopted amendment to the Oregon Veteran’s Lottery Bill that reduced the proposed percentage of Oregon Lottery dollars dedicated … Continue reading

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Sen. Alan Olsen proposes in-state tuition for veterans

Salem, OR – Senator Alan Olsen (R-Canby), with a bi-partisan coalition of Senators and Representatives, has introduced legislation that would give any veteran access to the cheaper, in-state tuition rate at Oregon public universities. Senate Bill 820 is waiting for referral … Continue reading

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Sgt Milton Hoch USMC: the survivor

by Eric Shierman Yesterday marked the forty-fifth anniversary of Milton Hoch’s second combat wound. I got a chance to interview him last weekend at Killer Burger on Sandy Boulevard, a place we both know well because it gives out free … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: “The real heroes never came home”

Painting features Oregon’s own Don Malarkey

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The old Corps meets the new in Hawaii

by Eric Shierman I have been in Hawaii for the past two weeks doing research on my next book project and of course having a little fun in the sun. I made several discoveries along the way. This book being … Continue reading

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What we owe our veterans who gave their last full measure

Oregon Catalyst Memorial Day is a great time to remember our veterans’ sacrifices, and to rededicate ourselves “to the unfinished work”, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, … Continue reading

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Corporal Lyle S. Tate USMC: Forever Young

by Eric Shierman Yesterday marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the day Lyle Tate from Portland was killed in action on Hill 778 near Khe Sanh. Having just recently survived one of the most challenging battles of the Vietnam War, Cpl … Continue reading

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Veterans Day tribute to an Oregon hero: Don Malarkey

by NW Spotlight Don Malarkey is a true American hero and an Oregon member of the “Band of Brothers”. He served with distinction in WW II with the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” and parachuted into Normandy on D-Day.  During his … Continue reading

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