On Sunday morning before sunrise, 38 Boy Scouts of Douglas County, Lookingglass Rural Fire Department Explorers and their leaders gathered at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds in Roseburg to set up hundreds of U.S. flags in honor of the victims and families affected by the…
Army veteran Dirk Kruysman was remembered Wednesday as a “veteran’s veteran.” He was forever grateful to the country he credited with saving himself and his family during World War II, and devoted countless hours to assisting his fellow veterans as a way to give something back.
The emotional trauma from his combat experiences during the Iraq War nearly cost Rusty Lininger his life. In 2012, depression had taken such hold of him that he attempted to kill himself.
According to the fair’s website, admission is on the honor system, so no identification is required at the gate, which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Parking is $5, cash only.
Retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Tom Paulson graduated from Roseburg High School in 1952 and joined the Army in December 1953, knowing he would likely be drafted in the spring.
Tucked between the South Umpqua River and Old Highway 99 South sat a faded bush brown one story house, with pine needles and moss covering the roof — until Saturday, when a group of current military recruits lent a helping hand to a deserving Douglas County veteran.