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Jul 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

LYONS, Ore. - A driver killed when his pickup went off the road last week earned the Purple Heart after losing a leg in an IED attack, the first casualty for Oregon's 41st Infantry Battalion after arriving in Iraq in 2009.

Jeremy...
Jul 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM
A driver killed when his pickup went off the road last week earned the Purple Heart after losing a leg in an IED attack, the first casualty for Oregon's 41st Infantry Battalion after arriving in Iraq in 2009.
Apr 8, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Jim Stone of Riddle, Ore., said he is not worthy of France's highest civilian honor. "I felt I was a coward during the war," Stone said. "I don't deserve it." The French disagree.
May 11, 2010 at 7:30 AM
As night falls on this small hilltop base in the heart of Taliban country in southern Afghanistan, U.S. Army soldiers break out their knives and flashlights and go hunting for some of the country's deadliest inhabitants: snakes and scorpions.
Apr 25, 2010 at 8:20 AM
Roseburg had a big welcome home for charlie company
By mikew47
Channel: News
Jan 26, 2010 at 2:56 PM
On just their second day home, soldiers from C/7-158 Medevac made one last appearance in their camo uniforms, well-worn after a year in Iraq. For now family members can rest easy knowing the soldiers are safe from harm -- until the next deployment.
Jan 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Welcome home, Charlie Company. KVAL.com readers followed their deployment--  from training in Oklahoma through their service in Iraq to their return to the United States -- through the stories of freelance reporter Cali Bagby, who embedded with the unit.
Jan 19, 2010 at 1:41 PM
Even as the plane touches down on American soil, their year-long deployment to Iraq is not quite over, so there are no yelps of exaltation when the plane lands. “You are not the same as when you left,” says the chaplain who meets them as they exit the plane.
Jan 16, 2010 at 7:30 AM
After the explosion, in the darkness, just a month into their deployment to Iraq, imagine the fear of a soldier, stuck in his seat, unable to move, unable to get to his gunner who is trapped just inches behind him with an injured leg -- and a missing foot.
Jan 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM
After 3,000 hours flying missions over Iraq to transport 890 patients and save 375 lives, Oregon's Charlie Company Medevac is coming home from Iraq -- except for those who have volunteered to extend their tour of duty with another unit.
Dec 31, 2009 at 11:43 AM
Oregon National Guard medics flew two missions Wednesday from Ramadi, including one with an unidentified high-profile Iraqi patient on board. The military would not confirm whether the patient was the governor of the Iraqi province, injured in an assassination attempt.
Dec 28, 2009 at 11:03 AM
Merry Christmas, Sgt. Jason Johnson, 35, of Monmouth, Ore.: His fiance back home in Oregon photographed and scanned every ornament on Johnson's tree back home, and then she sent the photos to Iraq. He recreated his Christmas tree on a bed sheet.
Dec 22, 2009 at 3:52 PM
Nov 27, 2009 at 11:19 AM
This is Steven Moser's second deployment, the second time he will miss eating Thanksgiving with family and a day of duck hunting. “I’ll probably go to chow, catch the Oakland game,” says Spc. Steven Moser, 25, of Roseburg, Ore., of Oregon’s 41st Infantry.
Nov 7, 2009 at 7:10 AM
Oregon National Guard soldiers create and distribute official ID cards to the Iraqi police. They take iris scans, fingerprint scans and new photos with the Iraqi flag as a background. The data is key to U.S. security - and job security for the Iraqi police.