Group to Build Vietnam Wall Replica

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group supporting local veterans says it is planning to build a permanent replica of the Vietnam Wall in Jackson County. The president of the Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit group says he’s working with the city of Medford to find a place for the wall. It would be 250 feet long and … Continue reading »

Vietnam Memorial Replica Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. – A group of local veterans and lawmakers is trying to make Medford the first city on the West Coast to build a replica Vietnam Memorial. Representative Sal Esquivel, Medford City Councilor Eli Matthews, and Southern Oregon Veterans Benefit President Russ McBride have started fundraising for the wall. On Saturday, the group gathered … Continue reading »

Vietnam War Veteran Buried after Nearly 47 Years

LEBANON, Ore. — A Lebanon airman was finally laid to rest Friday after being killed in action in 1965. Chief Master Sergeant Arden Hassenger’s remains were found in March near Laos. Family and friends gathered in Lebanon to finally bury Hassenger after it took him nearly 47 years to come home. Hassenger’s gravestone has been … Continue reading »