Obituary: Major Eugene V. Norris

Eugene V. Norris was born to Harley Norris and Hazel Hills Norris. Early on he was raised on the Hills’ Pioneer Family Land Claim, Jasper, Ore. Later, he lived in Springfield and graduated from Springfield High School. 

At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy at the tail end of World War II. Later, he returned to Eugene, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in structural architecture, and received a commission in the U.S. Army. 

In the Army, he became a pilot of twin . . .