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May 18, 2011
Oregon Korean War Veterans Honor Day
 
110517-A-9578-001Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber speaks at the Governor's Ceremonial Office during a bill signing ceremony, May 17, making it Korean War Veterans Honor Day to remember the sacrifice those who served in the Korean War made.(Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
 
 
110517-A-9578-002From left to right:  Korean War Veteran Roy Witt and his wife of 58 years, Arlene,  Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, and Past Commander Department Oregon of Korean War Veterans Association Department of Oregon, Charles Lasardi, stand in the Governors ceremonial office after a bill signing ceremony May 17 to make the day Korean War Veterans Honor Day.  Roy Witt was called to duty one day after he and his wife were married, when Arlene told him, "You've been commissioned by President as a marksman, if you can do it for the U.S., you can do it for me."(Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
 
 
110517-A-9578-003Korean War Veterans represent the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) Department of Oregon during a bill signing ceremony on May 17 at the Ceremonial Office in the State Capitol building to officially make May 17 Korean War Veterans Honor Day.  There were 275 Oregonians Killed in Action during the Korean War.  Neil M. McCain, Commander Department Oregon of KWVA, said it is their mission to help people remember "the Forgotten War" before for the more than 300 remaining Korean War Veterans from Oregon are gone.  More than 54,000 Americans lost their lives during the war.(Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
 
 
Contact Info: Stephen Bomar
Capt., Public Affairs
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885