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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.
Nov 10, 2011 at 9:20 PM
Why do the Marines in Afghanistan keep etching their memories into their flesh to commemorate the good and the bad? A journalist who embedded in Helmand Province in 2010 shares rare moments of reflection from the front lines.
Mar 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM
When the University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Associated Press Broadcasters Association Annual Awards Ceremony on April 16, there will be a lot of winners from the news operations at KVAL, KEZI and KMTR - but one of the top prizes will go to you.
Nov 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Wrapping up a series on embedded reporters, KVAL News takes you into the battlefield in Afghanistan.
Nov 12, 2010 at 10:49 PM
In war, the line between a military camp and enemy territory is called "the wire." Two embedded KVAL journalists just returned from Afghanistan and as they learned, the wire can separate friend and foe but not always life and death.
Nov 11, 2010 at 6:22 PM
As Americans observe Veterans Day, others are honoring those who are still serving. Two embedded journalists working with KVAL News are home in Oregon again after reporting from the front lines in Afghanistan.
Nov 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Dan Morrison and Cali Bagby embedded with the Marines in Afghanistan as multimedia journalists for KVAL.com. They share their stories Monday in Eugene and Wednesday in Portland.
Nov 7, 2010 at 12:54 PM
Dan Morrison and Cali Bagby embedded with the Marines in Afghanistan as multimedia journalists for KVAL.com in August 2010. Morrison, a University of Oregon School of Journalism instructor, and Bagby, a graduate of the SOJC, will share stories about...
Oct 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM
"Everyone make sure their helmets and seatbelts are on," says Cpt Ryan Bumgardner, 29, of Hood River, Ore., "and the doors are locked.”
Oct 21, 2010 at 1:57 PM
The Marines from the 2nd Platoon of the 6th Engineer Support Battalion based out of Springfield, Ore., miss their wives, girlfriends, parents - and Duck and Beaver football games.
Oct 18, 2010 at 2:24 PM
Conversations start with phrases like, "if we get blown up" and "if we receive indirect fire." This is life for Oregon Marines in the war zone of Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Oct 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM
Marines in Afghanistan looking for a tribal elder run into plenty of uncooperative locals - and then shooting begins.
Oct 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM
What do Oregonians in Afghanistan want to say to the folks back home? They miss family, friends - and football.