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April 11, 2002
CORRECTION: Governor to attend 241 Military Intelligence Company demobilization ceremony
 
Portland, Ore. - Gov. John A. Kitzhaber, MD, will attend the demobilization ceremony of the 241st Military Intelligence Company on April 12, 2002, at 9:15 a.m. at Maison Armory, 6700 SW Oak, Portland, Ore. Members of the media are invited to attend. After the demobilization ceremony, members of the 241 MI will return to National Guard duty status.
 
While in Bosnia, the 241 MI supported Operation Joint Forge. As part of the NATO force, the company's mission was to assist in the continuation of stability operations and the promotion of peace in the region. Through these efforts, the goal of the coalition forces is to assist the people of the Balkans in the redevelopment of industry, commerce and the political structure in a peaceful environment. The 241 MI Company continued the Oregon National Guard's long and great tradition of answering their country's call to duty when needed.
 
This was Oregon's ninth unit to mobilize and deploy since the Gulf War. The returning soldiers are from 15 Oregon and three Washington towns: 
 
Portland, Ore. 6 soldiers 
Lincoln City, Ore. 1 soldier 
Milwaukie, Ore. 2 soldiers 
Yamhill, Ore. 1 soldier 
Hillsboro, Ore. 2 soldiers 
Silverton, Ore. 2 soldiers 
Eugene, Ore. 3 soldiers 
Tualatin, Ore. 1 soldier 
Sherwood, Ore. 1 soldier 
Scotts Mills, Ore. 1 soldier 
Salem, Ore. 1 soldier 
McMinnville, Ore. 1 soldier 
Keizer, Ore. 1 soldier 
Cottage Grove, Ore. 1 soldier 
Tigard, Ore. 1 soldier 
Vancouver, Wash. 2 soldiers 
Othello , Wash. 1 soldier 
Chehalis, Wash. 1 soldier
 
Contact:
 
Maj. Jeff Julum
503-584-3885
 503-551-8323