WWII

Oregon WWII Memorial
5:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

On D-Day, Oregon Dedicates World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial is now open on the grounds of the state capitol in Salem.
Credit Chris Lehman

In Oregon, D-Day meant the dedication of a long-awaited memorial honoring World War II vets. Hundreds turned out for a ceremony Friday on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of western Europe.

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Oregon WWII Memorial
7:23 am
Tue June 3, 2014

'They Deserve The Honor:' Oregon's World War II Memorial Set To Open

World War II veteran Art Sorenson holds the helmet he wore in battle.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of western Europe. And this year’s D-Day will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans in Oregon. The state's long-awaited World War II Memorial will open on that day. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman spoke with one veteran of the conflict who plans to attend the dedication ceremony.

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Arrests
6:47 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Police Finish Arrests, Bail Set For First Suspect In Vet Killing

A judge in Spokane has set a steep bail for the first of two 16-year-old males charged with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree murder. Both males are accused of robbing and beating to death 88-year old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran.

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World War II Flag
5:55 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Washington Veteran Having Difficulty Repatriating Captured War Flag

Close-up of "good luck flag," known as hinomaru yosegaki in Japanese.
Photo by Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Wednesday will mark the 67th anniversary of the Japanese surrender to end World War Two. With each passing anniversary, there are fewer and fewer living witnesses to the event. Correspondent Tom Banse reports time is also running low for an aging U.S. Marine veteran who wants to return a captured Japanese war flag.

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Oregon WWII Memorial
5:54 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Oregon Breaks Ground On New WWII Memorial

Officials break ground for a World War II memorial in Salem.
Photo credit: Virginia Alvino Northwest News Network

Wednesday, state officials and veterans broke out the shovels in Willson Park on the grounds of the state capitol in Salem.

Once completed, the privately funded memorial will feature a 33 foot high granite obelisk engraved with the names of the nearly 4,000 Oregon WWII service members who were killed in action.

Former Oregon Legislator and World War II vet Bill Markham says it’s about time.

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StoryCorps Northwest
6:51 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Life at Big Pasco: La Dona Madison and Michael Madison

Michael Madison and his mother, La Dona Madison.

La Dona Madison worked at the "Big Pasco" military base in Washington during World War II. It was a busy place with soldiers eveywhere but not just American soldiers. She tells her son, Michael Madison, about some unusual guests at the base.