Family Finds Soldiers’ Letters

CORVALLIS, Ore. – It could not have been better timing: a family found a box of old letters from soldiers to their parents in a crawl space. A Corvallis woman spent Memorial Day tracking down the soldiers’ family to return to them a piece of their history. Kelle Judah of Corvallis spent Sunday cleaning out her aunt’s … Continue reading »

Community Members Honor Fallen Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Flags line the rows at Pioneer Cemetery where many of Eugene’s oldest veterans are buried.  Monday afternoon the cemetery was filled with people who gathered to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. During the ceremony a middle school band performed music and the Eugene firefighters pipes and drums group performed as well. Veterans … Continue reading »

Local Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

PHILOMATH, Ore. – It has been a heartbreaking few days for the Philomath community after learning one of its soldiers will not be returning home from Afghanistan. The U.S. Military says on Sunday, Private First Class Cody Patterson and three other soldiers were killed in the Zhari district in Afghanistan when their unit was attacked … Continue reading »

Student Gets Big Surprise

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer is just beginning for many students in the Willamette Valley, including those at Yolanda Elementary. While some kids got a day of activities, one first grader got the surprise of his life. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer shows us what that big reveal was.

National Ex-POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Each year, the third Friday in September is designated national Ex-POW/MIA Recognition Day. The VA Roseburg Health Care System will recognize Oregon’s prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action with a special ceremony Friday, Sept. 21. The ceremony will take place in the auditorium (Building 16) at the Roseburg VA health … Continue reading »

Facebook Tribute Honors Soldiers

EUGENE, Ore. — They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and for Tira Howard that’s just enough to spread overseas. “I like to think of it as spreading a network of goodness, so when people see them and click ‘like’ on them, it’s sending a good thought overseas not only to Logan my boyfriend … Continue reading »