From down-sized ceremonies at the Roseburg VA National Cemetery Annex and Glide Veteran’s Memorial to a flyover salute to COVID-19 front-line workers by the Oregon Air National Guard, Douglas County turned out to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday.
Terry Weakley, public affairs officer for the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, hasn’t set foot in the Roseburg VA Medical Center since March 13, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doug Wilkerson is a World War II Army veteran who taught forestry, math and science at Roseburg High School for about 20 years. He was also a track coach and did a bit of coaching for other sports.
“Dear: veteren. I respect all that you have don for the comunity,” “Strong veteran. Strong heart. Enjoy your Valentine’s day” and “Thanks for everything” were among the messages children wrote in Valentine’s Day cards that would be delivered to veterans.
”The Last Full Measure,” a film about an Air Force hero with Douglas County connections, will have its final showing Thursday in a two-week run at Roseburg Cinema.
After a year-and-a-half wait, The News-Review has received a copy of a report by federal investigators looking into concerns about the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s former emergency department operations.
Jim Little and Jim Barnett hosted the eighth Four Chaplains ceremony at the American Legion Post No. 16 in Roseburg on Saturday.
Erickson Ling presented a plaque honoring submariners on Jan. 31 during a dedication ceremony at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2468 in Roseburg.
Umpqua Community College students who graduated with a nursing degree say they were not informed how the program ending its national accreditation would impact them.
Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center chaplains and local churches will host a Blue Christmas Service for people struggling with emotional or spiritual pain and loneliness during the winter holiday season.
Veterans and active military personnel got some help with their dental needs Wednesday during Freedom Smiles day at Dr. Alanson Randol’s dental offices in Roseburg.
Thousands of Douglas County residents streamed in from all directions Tuesday morning to line Southeast Jackson Street in Roseburg.
In March 1946, about a month after my birth, a priest baptized me by immersion in water at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. During the ceremony, he placed a silver chain with the three-bar Eastern Orthodox cross — also known as a St. Andrew’s cross — provided by my pare…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan are being reprinted in The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in August 1997. His thoughts are still pertinent …
Douglas County Human Resources Director Michael Kurtz’s great grandmother had to sew a fifth star onto her four-star flag to account for all her sons serving in World War II.
Jerry Frear was a Vietnam veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps and served 10 years during the war in Vietnam. Incredibly, he earned three Purple Heart medals and many other citations while he was there.
ELKTON — U.S. Army veteran Raymond Osborne received his 2019 Elkton High School diploma Wednesday at the charter school’s Veteran’s Day Assembly.
The couch moved aside, lights went up, and a camera was readied Wednesday at World War II veteran Redge Ranyard’s Roseburg home.
On a Tuesday afternoon in February, three homeless men sat with veteran advocates Vern Jorgensen and Tonya Hall in a spare room on the third floor of Building 2 on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus.