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March 02, 2006
1042 Medical Company, Oregon Army National Guard to return to home station today
 
Most of the members of the 1042 Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Salem, Ore. will return to Oregon today after completion of their demobilization processing at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
 
These men and women recently returned from a six month rotation in Afghanistan. They hail from the following hometowns: Albany; Aloha; Bend; Corvallis; Eugene; Keizer; LaGrande; Lake Oswego; Molalla; Newberg; Portland; Salem; Silverton; Stayton; Turner; West Linn as well as Battleground and Vancouver, Wash.
 
These men and women will be transported by bus and are scheduled to depart Ft. Lewis, Wash. at approximately 1 p.m. today. The bus will stop at Vancouver Barracks to drop off a few soldiers who live in the greater Portland area. The bus will then depart for Salem and is anticipated to arrive at the Army Aviation Support Facility, 1921 Turner Road SE, Salem, Ore. at approximately 5 p.m.
 
I am attaching a story written about one of these soldiers and sent to me with the following statement: I am a returning soldier with the 1042nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) and wanted to know if you would be interested in the following article that was published recently in the "Hawaii Marine" newspaper regarding our missions in Afghanistan. I currently live in Oregon with my family and I know they would be delighted to see it printed locally. Please let me know if you are interested. We are scheduled to demobilized early next week.
 
The combat correspondent for the article is Joe Lindsay and he would be happy to let you reprint all or part of the article.
 
His email address is: josephblakelindsay@gmail.com 
 
Thank you and regards,
 
CPT Jerry Brennan
Executive Officer
1042 Medical Company
 
We will be in telephone contact with the soldiers on the bus via cell phone and will be able to provide updates on their arrival times.
 
 
Article:  
 
On the Skyline with CPT B (.doc)
 
 
Contact:
 
Kay Fristad
503-584-3917
cell 503-931-5179
 
Capt Mike Braibish
503-584-3886,
cell 503-932-5805