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Faces of Oregon war deadSubmitted by Michael Munk Salem-News.com
Oregonians from 70 towns have been killed in the fighting overseas...
(PORTLAND) - The Sunday Oregonian rightly welcomed an Oregon Army National Guard battalion home from Afghanistan.
But we need also note that, according to the Pentagon, at least 93 military members who claimed home towns in Oregon have died in the Iraq and AfPak wars. The Oregonian counts 111 because its criteria is that a GI need only have "some tie" to Oregon or SW Washington to be counted.
Click on this New York Times site for photos, names and more detail on the 93 Oregonians www.nytimes.com/interac
The dead named 70 hometowns, with some concentration in Portland and its suburbs. Portland 12 dead, Beaverton 5, Corvallis 4, Klamath Falls, Bend, Newport and Pendleton with 3 each, North Bend, Hillsboro, Roseburg, Milwaukie, Albany, Tualtin, Gresham, Monmouth and Sherwood with 2.
The following hometowns each suffered one dead:
Central Point, Talent, Dallas, Wilsonville,Yoncalla, Lake Oswego, Sutherlin, Stayton, Elgin, Tangent, Corbett, Ashland, Winston, Lebanon, La Grande, Newberg, Hammond, Rickerral, Cornelius, Hermiston, Tigard, Harrisburg, Brownsville, Eugene, Riddle, Ontario, Clackamas, Medford, Independence, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Veneta, Redmond, Otis, Scappose, Astoria, Keizer, Salem, Troutdale, The Dalles, Hood River, Madras, and Estacada.
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