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October 05, 2005
Army National Guard launches Blackhawk to assist in search operations near La Grande, Ore.
 
Pendleton, Ore. - One UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Oregon Army National Guard departed the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 in Pendleton, Ore. at 9:15 a.m. today at the request of Union County Sheriff's office. They are currently on the scene of the search.
 
A hunter has been reported missing in the area of Morgan Lake, near La Grande, Ore. The hunter was last seen at approximately 8 p.m. last night.
 
Piloting the aircraft is Major Tom Lingle of Stayton, Ore., with 1st Lieutenant Damon Thornton as co-pilot.
 
The point of contact for Union County is Howard Postouit @ 541-963-1049.
 
 
Contact:
 
Kay Fristad
Public Affairs
Oregon National Guard
503-584-3917