Congratulations to Douglas County resident Eric Riley. A lieutenant colonel in the Oregon National Guard, Riley has been selected as the new commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
In my last column I gave a broad overview of some of the events being held this year. I should have mentioned that the information was subject to change because (you guessed it) some of the information changed. As you read this column, please pay special attention to the dates and times for …
Although the weather outside has been frightful, as the old song goes, it hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of Jack Flowers.
Was the patriotism of the four Bassett brothers influenced by their father, a World War II veteran in “a war to end all wars?” Or was it the times — few jobs available?
Douglas County will offer many opportunities to show your patriotism, pay your respects to our veterans and share fun and friendship on Friday, Nov. 11.
Thanks to the ongoing hard work of Lisa Gogal and event sponsor Pacific Air Comfort, “A Day of Recognition” returns to Roseburg this September. The event, which honors veterans and military service, is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Roseburg Regional Airport.
The new president of the Douglas County Veterans Forum is driven by a desire to help others. “I’ve had a lot of good things happen in my life, and a lot of bad things,” said Larry Hill. “Thankfully, I had a number of fine mentors who taught me to reach out to people who need assistance. The …