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October 13, 2007
Air Guard dedicated Hanger to Retired General Rosenbaum
 
The Oregon National Guard dedicated a hangar to Retired Brigadier General Fred M. Rosenbaum at the Portland Air National Guard Base on Oct. 13. The Adjutant General of Oregon, Major General Raymond F. Rees, honored Gen. Rosenbaum for his many accomplishments as a WWII veteran, retired General with over 40 years of military service, and as a community leader throughout his lifetime. Gen. Rosenbaum is also a Holocaust survivor.

Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski described General Rosenbaum as a living example of West Point's motto: Duty, Honor and Country. General Rees and Gen. Rosenbaum cut a ceremonial ribbon dedicating the Air National Guard hangar in his name.

General Rosenbaum said in his acceptance speech that the dedication for the new Air National Guard hanger was a great moment for the 1% of the US population that serves in the military. "Freedom is not free", said General Rosenbaum, and the Oregon National Guard Soldiers that are currently deployed are a great example of Americans' personal sacrifice.

One unit preparing to make this sacrifice is Alpha Company, 641st Aviation Battalion. At the dedication ceremony, A/641 mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fourteen Soldiers from the Oregon National Guard will transport mission essential personnel and equipment throughout Iraq over the course of the deployment.
 
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MAJ Micheal Braibish
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