Central Oregon Veteran Info

VOLUNTEER OPPS! Ernie Tafala, Chaplain for Partners-In-Care, is looking for Volunteers to help with hospice counseling & patient companionship. If you have a heart for helping others, contact Ernie   continue reading

New Benefits and Information

Oregon Makes New Funding Available ($17M) to FIGHT VETERAN HOMELESSNESS in Oregon.   continue reading

Ron Hicks’s Story

I was born in Yacolt, Washington on August 17, 1922.  My twin brother and I barely made it into the world weighing only 5 lbs between us.  We lost our mother at childbirth and were raised   continue reading

Lawrence Zufelt's Story

I was born on January 11, 1927 in Page, North Dakota.  Later that year, my family moved to Bend. With the war going on, my father signed for me at the age of 16 and I joined the Navy.  I   continue reading

Phillip Chester Bellefeuille's Story

I was born in Lowell, Mass., but grew up in Syracuse, NY. (during the spring time in my younger years, family and friends would gather for picnics and all us kids would have to pick dandelions to   continue reading

Ambrose Denfeld's Story

I was born November 23, 1920 in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Raised on a farm, I was there until my first year of High School.  My family moved to Portland where I went to Roosevelt High.  In   continue reading

Mel Baldivia’s Story

I was born in Mexico in 1919.  I came to America with my family when I was 3.  We moved to Southern California  near Pomona and San Dimas.  I worked in the orchards picking citrus   continue reading

Loren Myring’s Story

“I was born April 18, 1925 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.   I had two older sisters and dad was a machinist…and mom… well she passed away when I was 8 years old.  Dad   continue reading


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