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May 18, 2006
Army Guard to transport boxcar from the "Merci" Train to Albany, Ore. and then on to North Bend, Ore
The 1249th Engineer Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, in conjunction with the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT Program) is moving the historic boxcar from Ft. Stevens to North Bend. They will pick the boxcar up on Thursday, May 18th and move it to Albany, Ore. It will remain in Albany on display until Monday, 22 May when they will move it to N. Bend, Ore. where it will be displayed along with their museum which has some of the original artifacts sent in the boxcar
The big dedication in N. Bend is scheduled for the weekend of 15-16 July 2006.
Merci Train
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805