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June 17, 2007
Soldiers from 41st Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard return to Oregon tonight
 
The last large group of soldiers from the 41st Brigade Combat Team will return to Oregon this evening following their year long tour of duty in Afghanistan. These soldiers are scheduled to arrive this evening between 11 and 11:30 p.m. at the Portland Air National Guard Base. Once again families and friends will gather at the Jackson Armory which is adjacent to the Air Guard Base to await the arrival of their soldiers.

Governor Kulongoski will officially welcome these soldiers home in a ceremony to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2007 at the Anderson Readiness Center located at 3225 State Street NE, Salem, Ore. All family, friends and supporters are welcome to attend.

The following is a list of returning troops and their hometowns as indicated on their records.

FRAZIER KOREEN SSG Aloha
NEWCOMB BRUCE SSG Aloha
HERNANDEZ SAMUEL 1LT Beaverton
HOWARD ROLAND SSG Beaverton
PERIN LEE SSG Beaverton
STRAMEL BRIAN CPT Beaverton
NYGUYEN DAT SPC Beaverton
LENHART DAVID MAJ Bend
STAMAND ALAN SGT Bend
WASHBURN JESSE SGT Bend
COOMBE HANNAH 2 LT Big Sur, Calif.
EMERSON PETER MAJ Camas, WA
HOLLAND GARY SFC Canby
MORRIS DANIEL MAJ Canby
HIPSAK JEFFERY SSG Colton
LOUISANA HEATHER SGT Corvallis
SMITH DANNY CPT Denver, CO
ARVIZU SYLVIA CPT Eagle Point
MCQUEEN JANILE SGT Eugene
TIPTON JONATHAN 2LT Forest Grove
MCKEE MICHAEL SSG Gaston
DAY GREGORY MAJ Grants Pass
HOBACK NOEL MAJ Grants Pass
LEWIS CHAD SSG Grants Pass
SMART TIMOTHY MAJ Gresham
MEYER RAYMOND SGT Gresham
SANDERSON MATTHEW SSG Gresham
JOHNSTON ANDREW SSG Hermiston
NYGREN KEVIN MAJ Hillsboro
PRATT JAMES LTC Kalama, WA
BULLOCK JASON SGT Keizer
SYHABOUT VIENGSAVANH SSG Keizer
FRUITT ALLAN 1SG Klamath Falls
WARREN CHRISTOPHER CPT LaGrande
MARCOTTE JOSPEH SFC Lake Oswego
TAMAN JOHN SFC Lakewood
UMPSTEAD JASON SGT Medford
MCNEILLY KEITH CPT Milwaukie
ROBLEDO, MANUEL CPT Milwaukie
WAYMENT BRIAN SPC Milwaukie
BEATTY JACKSON CPT Molalla
MCCALISTER ANTHONY SSG Molalla
TAVOLONI ANTHONY SGT Napavine
GRIER MARK MSG Newberg
BENNINGER MICHAEL SGT Newberg
VERTNER, GARY SFC Otis
BELL GAVIN SFC Portland
GEE STUART SGT Portland
JENKINS ANTHONY 1LT Portland
LITWER LACH 2LT Portland
MCDONALD HENRY SSG Portland
OFFUTT ANTHONY LTC Portland
PENDERGAST, BRIAN SSG Portland
SAPERSTEIN, RAYMOND SFC Portland
SCHMIDT, STEPHEN MAJ Portland
HAIGHT NATHAN SGT Portland
CHRISTIANSEN JERMY SGT Redmond
FOUGH JACOB SSG Salem
PLUEARD ANTHONY WILLIAM SPC Salem
REJAIAN BEJAN PHILLIP SSG Salem
FERNANDEZ GREG CPT Sherwood
HELDERMAN GARY SFC St. Helens
FARLEY DAVID MAJ Stayton
ENGEL CLAYTON 1LT Stillwater, MN
SAWEJ DEWAYNE SGT Tigard
TAN SIMSUNDARETH COL Tigard
BOWMAN DAVID SSG Tualatin
HUPPUNEN BRADLEY SFC Vancouver, WA
COX TONY SSG Warrenton
HOWARD DOUGLAS SSG Wasco
LYNCH PATRICK SFC West Linn
BUCK STEVEN SFC
ELLIS JAMES MAJ
JOHNSON SCOTT R CPT
JONES EVAN CPL
LEE PETER SGT
LYNCH RANDALL CPT
MILLER CHRISTOPHER SPC
MIOTKE GEOFFERY SFC
RESSEL KEVIN CPT
SHOPE STANLEY COL
SMITH RON MAJ
WEAVER JAMES LTC

Soldiers traveling on individual flights returning 16 and 17 June include the following:
William Elfering, Monroe
David Enyeart, Toledo
Stephen Grimes, Vancouver
Michael, James, Keizer
Donald Perez, Astoria
Aaron Austin, Salem
Julie Cavinee, Creswell
Shane Johnson, Milwaukie
Justin Sirnio, Vancouver
Richard Standow, Portland
Stephanie Blackwell, Scappoose
Christifer Nicholas, Portland
Victor Gomness
Herbert Hamerlynck, Clackamas
 
Contact Info:
 
Kay Fristad
503-931-5179