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Korean War Memorial

 
Spanish-American War Plaque (#5)

This plaque honors the more than 1,300 Oregon veterans who participated in that war. 
Most of the volunteers were part of the 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment;
one of the first military units to be sent to the war zone in Manila, Philippines. 

Former Salem Statesman Journal reporter, Alfred  Jones, discovered the
commemorative plaque while searching through the historical properties in the
basement of the Capitol Building.  The Secretary of State’s office deemed it appropriate
to be placed on ODVA’s grounds. 

The Spanish American War began in February 1898 and ended in 1899.