War Stories: World War II Veteran Ellis Skidmore

In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week we introduce you to the story of Ellis Skidmore, a World War II Navy veteran living in Madras.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Charles Cole

He’s a highly decorated Naval soldier, who served his country in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In this week’s War Stories, producer Cody Rheault introduces us to U.S. Navy veteran, Charles Cole.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Asa Stamps

In August of 2003 NATO took control of security in Kabul, it’s first-ever operational training mission and commitment to the war in Afghanistan. In this week’s War Stories, producer Cody Rheault introduces us to a retired Army veteran now living in Bend, Asa Stamps.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Jim Cunningham

He began his military career right out of college, joining the Air Force and eventually flying special operations in secret missions over Vietnam. In this week’s War Stories, producer Cody Rheault introduces us to retired Air Force pilot, and Vietnam veteran, Jim Cunningham.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Mike Brock

He had his mind set on the military right out of high school, enlisting in the Marine Corps and then attending officer’s candidate school showing he had what it took to lead Marines into battle. In this week’s War Stories, we introduce you to Marine Corps veteran, living in Bend, Mike Brock.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Dave Carlson

During the 1960’s, many young American men faced a difficult choice, enlist in the military and possibly choose your path during the Vietnam War or wait to get drafted and then who knows where you might end up. In this week’s War Stories, we introduce you to retired U.S. Army veteran Dave Carlson, who chose to enlist and says it was the right decision that paid off in a big way in his post military career and life.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: David Nieradka

He served his country for nearly a quarter century. But now, with a deep sense of passion and caring, he’s helping other vets who have given so much in service to their country. In this week’s War Stories, we introduce you to retired Army Special Forces veteran, David Nieradka, now living in Bend.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: World War II Veteran Dick Higgins

The annual Bend Veterans Day Parade will be held in Downtown Bend this Sunday, and the grand marshal will be local World War II veteran Dick Higgins. For this week’s War Stories, we look back at Higgins’ service in the Navy including the day that he survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Ellis Skidmore

In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week we introduce you to the story of Ellis Skidmore, a Navy veteran living in Madras.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

War Stories: Jerry Campbell

In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week we introduce you to the story of Jerry Campbell, an Air Force veteran living in Bend.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.