WWII Veteran Receives Top Honor

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene World War II veteran received a very special honor for his service Friday–one that the French consul says is overdue. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as 94-year-old Fred Selko was awarded the Chevalier Legion of Honor. It’s the highest honor given by the French government for military … Continue reading »

Women Share Their Stories From WWII

EUGENE, Ore. — Local women of World War II gathered Sunday to share their stories with the Eugene community. The group’s called the Rosie Riveter Association. It’s made up of women who worked in male-dominated fields during the war when men went overseas. These women did everything from building airplanes to spotting planes. “I was … Continue reading »

Kelly Middle School Unveils New Mascot

EUGENE, Ore. — Kelly Middle School unveiled its new mascot Friday. Originally named after a World War II bomber pilot, Captain Colin P. Kelly II, the school decided to change its mascot from the Bombers to the Pilots. Although there were never any complaints about the old mascot, teachers requested the change to make the … Continue reading »

Honor Flight Movie Showing Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thursday night is the public’s chance to witness the emotion of veterans traveling to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The film Honor Flight: One Last Mission is a documentary about a program by the same name. It raises money to take the veterans to our nation’s capital. “It actually … Continue reading »

A Soldier Remembers WWII

EUGENE, Ore. — Many representing one of the greatest generations of all–World War II veterans–are now in their 90s. One of those WWII veterans is retired Lieutenant Colonel Mike Reuter. Reuter remembers the war like it was yesterday; his scrapbook tells his story. It began when he enlisted shortly after WWII broke out. He was … Continue reading »

Eugene Honors Victims of WWII

EUGENE, Ore. — Luminaries lit up Alton Baker Park as people remembered an attack that killed more than 200,000 people. It was 67 years ago the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The event was meant to honor those victims while taking action to ensure nuclear weapons are never … Continue reading »

Honor Flight Fundraiser Successful

EUGENE, Ore. — A fundraiser to send local World War II veterans on an honor flight proved successful. There was a huge turnout for Sunday’s spaghetti dinner at the Veterans building in Eugene. The South Willamette Valley Honor Flight is organizing a trip for 28 veterans in October. Many veterans showed up for the dinner, … Continue reading »