Brave Faces of our veterans

Creswell & Springfield photos by Bob Williams; Cottage Grove photos by Bobby Stevens

In Springfield…

Air Force veteran and Springfield resident Rocky Trotter, 66.
Korean Conflict veteran Roger Piper, 88, of Springfield.
Ken Schmitt of Springfield; USAF. 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Spent six months at Bien Hoa and six months at Phu Cat. Schmitt trained in nuclear weapons and worked mostly in conventional weapons on F-100 Aircrafts.

In Creswell…

Creswell veterans stand in recognition of their service at the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11
Mary Moyer, 92, of Creswell, sits in the frigid air remembering her loved ones who served.
Creswell residents, from left to right, Colleen, Kyla, Tom, Tawnya and Matt Ellis came out to honor their husband, grandfather, and father, Tom Ellis.

Creswell’s Dave Miller, member of Creswell VFW and CEO and Chairman of Veteran Medical Emergency Transport, Inc.
Creswell VFW Post commander Camren Baker.
Creswell VFW auxillary member Jeanna Perrion and son Nicholas Pierron, who passed out the flags during the ceremony.

In Cottage Grove…

During the Cottage Grove ceremony, veterans and family members honored the flag.
Captain Perry Thiede wore a traditional union soldier uniform to honor the history of Fort Klamath.
The Cottage Grove VFW members posed outside the armory, from left to right, Mesha Macauley, Kenneth Hunt, Earle Quinlan and Sean Brigg.



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