On Monday morning, World War II veteran Jack Rountree’s wall came down.
VFW Patrick W. Kelley Post 2468 on Walnut Street in Roseburg is home to the beautiful monument to those who served, called the Veterans Remembrance Wall. But the parking lot surrounding that monument had been growing a bit shabby in recent years.
Two local World War II veterans who fought against Nazis in Europe more than 70 years ago had no kind words for the neo-Nazis and other white nationalists who marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.
The Douglas County Veterans Day Parade Committee is looking for veterans with military animal handling experience to serve as grand marshals in this November’s parade.
No one knows better than Vietnam veteran Jim Gilbert of Roseburg just how important the new residential treatment facility for post-traumatic stress and substance abuse disorders at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be to his fellow veterans.
Kevin Head’s cross country dirt trail motorcycle trip will come to an end today at Battle Rock Park in Port Orford.
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians dedicated the 18th Annual Veterans Dinner to its late tribal leader, Sue Shaffer, known for advocating for the rights of Native Americans and military veterans.
The 31st annual season opener of Music in the Park included a tribute to local veterans and a celebration of Myrtle Creek’s new official recognition as a Purple Heart City.
The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been performing colonoscopies using outdated methods.
The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…
The 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Roseburg Soldiers Hospital will be celebrated at events from this month through December. The former hospital building is now home to the Umpqua Valley Arts Association on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg, and that history will provide the focus of th…
Wearing a fly fishers vest and a baseball cap decorated with fly ties, Jim Moore cast a line in the Tyee area of the Umpqua River with hopes of catching a bass. He was one of about 20 veterans and volunteers who came out to a fly fishing event this weekend thanks to the Roseburg District Bur…
Vietnam veterans and those who had friends or relatives who perished in that war got a chance to see the traveling Vietnam War Wall during the Memorial Day Weekend at the Roseburg National Cemetery on Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.
Hundreds of small American flags are billowing throughout the veterans cemeteries in Roseburg thanks to Fir Grove Elementary School students.
For local veterans groups, May is one of the busiest months of the year. Planning for Memorial Day takes considerable time and effort. I’m thankful for the wonderful people who put in the time and effort to bring these patriotic events to our community. But first, two events not related to M…
Roseburg Navy veteran Bob Ratz, 85, injured his back as a young man, when he was serving with the Sea Bees construction battalion in Guam and in the Philippines in the 1950s. Today, he suffers spinal problems he believes are connected to those injuries.