Walden, Merkley, Wyden hail Clinic renaming to honor Bob Maxwell

Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and  Senators Jeff Merkley  (D-OR)  and Ron Wyden (D-OR) applauded the signing into law of a bill introduced by the Oregon delegation to rename the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Bend after Robert Maxwell, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient who lived in Bend. The bill was signed into law on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Continue reading

WWII Vet, age 104, beats COVID-19

By Oregon Veterans Association,

It’s not every day someone turns 104. This year, Bill Lapschies had another reason to celebrate his birthday—with balloons and chocolate cake. One of the oldest people in the world to beat COVID-19, Bill enjoyed a party with family—fully recovered and holding court at a proper social distance. Continue reading