The Chronicle -

By Rep. Marty Wilde
House District II 

Let's give veterans the respect, resources they deserve

 

January 2, 2020

SALEM – We will lose 50% of Oregon's veterans over the next 20 years.

Currently, 54% of Oregon veterans are over age 65. Many of those served in Vietnam and never received the appreciation for their service that our WWII veterans and newer ones like me enjoy.

Every night, 1,300 Oregon veterans sleep on the streets or in shelters.

We lost Major Tom Egan 11 years ago this winter when he succumbed to the cold while sleeping outdoors. It's too late for us to save him, but it isn't too late for us to give others the honor, respect and housing they deserve.

Often, the resources to help are avai...



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