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Press Release
September 14, 2005
Oregon National Guard Remembers 65th Anniversary of the Federal Activation of the 41st Infantry Div
Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard will join other dignitaries in recognizing the courageous veterans of the 41st Infantry Division in a 65th Anniversary ceremony set to take place on Thursday, September 16, 2005 at Heritage Park in Salem, Oregon. The public ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a private luncheon to follow at Anderson Readiness Center, 3225 State Street, Salem, Oregon
The 41st Infantry Division, also known as the "Jungleers," was Federally Activated on September 15, 1940. The 41st Infantry Division became the first National Guard Division to deploy overseas in World War II. It also was the first American Division sent overseas after Pearl Harbor, the first United States Division to deploy to the South Pacific, and the first American Division trained in Jungle Warfare, a skill that proved to be invaluable in the War.
The public is welcome to join us in honoring these brave veterans who sacrificed much for our Country.
Kay Fristad
Public Affairs
Oregon National Guard
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
 cell 503-932-5805