Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) applauded the signing into law of a bill introduced by the Oregon delegation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Bend after Robert Maxwell, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient who lived in Bend. The bill was signed into law on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Continue reading
A Marine mortar man who dodged hundreds of bullets on Iwo Jima couldn’t escape the deadly pandemic sweeping the world in 2020.
Robin Barrett, a World War II veteran, died at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, one of a half dozen veterans to die there during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading