War Stories: Leon Devereaux

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the story of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war, and some who didn’t.

For this week, we introduce you to the story of WWII pilot and former Bend mayor, Leon Devereaux.

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: Dick Watson

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. 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 92-year-old navy veteran Dick Watson.

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: Bob Maxwell – Part 1

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. 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.

In this episode, War Stories producer Warren Shultz looks at the life of the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, who lives in Bend. Army World War II veteran Bob Maxwell.

Thanks to Bob for sharing his story and 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: Eugene Brick

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. 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 World War II Navy veteran and Bend native, Eugene Brick.

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: Honor Flight

In our weekly War Stories series we usually profile one veteran from Central Oregon, but this week, we have ten.

They were part of an annual Honor Flight, hosted by the Bend Heroes Foundation, giving World War II veterans from Oregon a chance to take a trip of a lifetime to the nation’s capitol and Central Oregon Daily’s Warren Shultz went along for the ride.

special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories.

War Stories: Dale Herbert

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans. This week, War Stories producer Warren Shultz introduces us to the story of a World War II veteran, Dale Herbert, now living in La Pine.

special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories.

War Stories: Robbie Peoples

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans. This week, War Stories producer Warren Shultz introduces us to the story of a local woman, Robbie Peoples, who served back on the homefront during World War II.

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: Lawrence ‘Red’ Zufelt

He witnessed the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima with his own eyes and went on to serve our country in three different wars. This is the story of Navy sailor and longtime Bend resident, Lawrence ‘Red’ Zufelt.

Zufelt passed away last Wednesday at the age of 90. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 16 at 1 p.m. at the Pilot Butte Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with full military honors.

War Stories is sponsored by Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Madras.

The Life and Legacy of Lawrence ‘Red’ Zufelt (1927-2017)

Bend has lost one of its Band of Brothers. Lawrence ‘Red’ Zufelt passed away on Wednesday, August 9 at the age of 90.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was close enough to see the mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, and then he was on the battleship Missouri 27 days later when the Japanese surrendered. “Red” stayed in the Navy and served through the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

He left high school to serve in the war, so in 2014, he was awarded an honorary degree at Bend High School. A graveside ceremony will be held with full military honors on Wednesday, August 16, at Pilot Butte Ceremony at one o’clock in the afternoon.

War Stories: Vance Strunk

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly “War Stories” series, we introduce you to the story of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war, and some who didn’t.

This week’s ‘War Stories’ segment highlights Vance Strunk, a Navy veteran from La Pine who served during World War II.

Special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Madras for sponsoring our War Stories segment.