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August 28, 2010
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard dedicates new facility in honor of Charles L. Deibert
 
100828-A-6947H-001: Attendees of the Charles L. Deibert Operations Facility honor the colors during the playing of the National Anthem during the building's dedication ceremony, in Salem, Ore., Aug. 28. From right to left are: Oregon Governor Ted R. Kulongoski; Charles L. Deibert, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army; Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon; and Lt. Col. (ret.) Keith D. Bauder, Division Chief of the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, National Guard Bureau. The new facility replaces the Army Aviation Support Facility #1, just off Turner Road, adjacent to McNary Field in Salem. Oregon Army National Guard units, including the 2-641 Aviation Battalion and 102nd Civil Support Team are headquartered in the new building. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

100828-A-6947H-002: Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon (right), presents Charles L. Deibert, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, a photo of the newly-dedicated building named in his honor, at the facility's dedication ceremony, Aug. 28, in Salem, Ore. Deibert, a former member of the Oregon Army National Guard, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, among other recognition, for heroic actions as a reconnaissance pilot during the Vietnam conflict. The new facility replaces the Army Aviation Support Facility #1, just off Turner Road, adjacent to McNary Field in Salem. Oregon Army National Guard units, including the 2-641 Aviation Battalion and 102nd Civil Support Team are headquartered in the new building. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

100828-A-6947H-003: Oregon Governor Ted R. Kulongoski, (center left), Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon (center), and Charles L. Deibert, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (center right), stand among other guests and attendees for the ribbon cutting portion of the dedication ceremony for the Charles L. Deibert Operations Facility, Aug. 28, in Salem, Ore. The new facility replaces the Army Aviation Support Facility #1, just off Turner Road, adjacent to McNary Field in Salem. Oregon Army National Guard units, including the 2-641 Aviation Battalion and 102nd Civil Support Team are headquartered in the new building. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

100828-A-6947H-004: Oregon Governor Ted R. Kulongoski (center), Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon (center right), Charles L. Deibert, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (center left), Lt. Col. (ret.) Keith D. Bauder, Division Chief of the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, National Guard Bureau (right), and Warrant Officer-1 David McPherson, cut the ceremonial cake during the dedication ceremony for the Charles L. Deibert Operations Facility, Aug. 28, in Salem, Ore. The new facility replaces the Army Aviation Support Facility #1, just off Turner Road, adjacent to McNary Field in Salem. Oregon Army National Guard units, including the 2-641 Aviation Battalion and 102nd Civil Support Team are headquartered in the new building. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

100828-A-6947H-005: Oregon Governor Ted R. Kulongoski (left), stands with Charles L. Deibert, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, and his wife Suzanne, during the dedication ceremony of a new facility named in honor of Deibert, Aug. 28, in Salem, Ore. The Charles L. Deibert Operations Facility replaces an older building located just off Turner Road, adjacent to McNary Field in Salem. Oregon Army National Guard units, including the 2-641 Aviation Battalion and 102nd Civil Support Team are headquartered in the new building. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zach Holden, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).


To read the citation for the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded to Deibert, visit: http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=5208.  

To view a video biography of Deibert's life, produced by the Oregon Military Department, visit: http://videos.oregonlive.com/oregonian/2010/08/vietnan_veteran_larry_deibert.html.
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Public Affairs Officer, Oregon Military Department: 503-584-3885, or via e-mail at: stephen.bomar@us.army.mil.