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November 17, 2008
Oregon Army Guard joins search for missing fishermen
 
One OH-58 Kiowa helicopter piloted by Chief Warrant Officer Mike Cataldo is preparing to depart the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in Salem, Ore. en route to Independence where it will join in the search for the two missing fishermen.

The Army National Guard Kiowa and crew is responding to a request from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The helicopter and crew should be at the scene no later than 1 p.m. today. They will work closely with the Independence Police Department who is the Incident Command on the scene. As first responders for this operation, The City Police will maintain command and control and has asked the Polk County Sheriff's office and the Oregon National Guard to assist in this search.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Kay Fristad
Oregon Military Department
Public Affairs
503-584-3917