Oregon Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Oregon soldier is among four who lost their lives in an Afghanistan attack. The Pentagon says 24-year-old Private First Class Cody Patterson lost his life Sunday. The Philomath man’s unit was attacked by enemy forces with in an improvised explosive device. A Department of Defense statement says Patterson was assigned to … Continue reading »

Family Mourns Oregon Soldier Death

Family members of an Oregon soldier killed in Afghanistan said they will remember his upbeat and bubbly outlook on life. On Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced 21-year-old Specialist Mabry J. Anders of Baker City died of injuries suffered from enemy fire. Sergeant Christopher Birdwell of Colorado was also killed in the gunfire. Both soldiers … Continue reading »

Flags At Half-Staff Saturday For Keller

Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Saturday in honor of an Oregon soldier killed in Afghanistan. In a statement yesterday, Kitzhaber calls Private First Class Andrew Keller of Tigard “a proud Oregonian and a dedicated solider.” The 22-year-old soldier died on August 15th when enemy forces attacked his unit. The governor … Continue reading »