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					THE NEWBERG GRAPHIC                                                         Nov. 10, 2010   • Veterans Page 1

                         A Salute to

                                     Veterans Day
                                      Open House
                       At The VFW Hall, 111 S. Howard St., Newberg
                              November 11 • 10 AM to 4 PM
                      The Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 4015 and Ladies Auxiliary invite
                       schools, businesses and local citizens to visit us on Veterans Day
                                     and learn what the VFW is all about.
                      Tours • Refreshments • Flag Folding Demonstrations • Historical Artifacts
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                                                                       World War II — U.S. Army

Memories of battle, hardship, sacrifice
                                                                                                                                                                                   lot of noise, that. I could
   Wilfred Tranberg fights his                                                                                                                                                     raise a lot of hell with
                                                                                                                                                                                   that,” Tranberg joked.
   way through Europe on an                                                                                                                                                           During his year of com-
                                                                                                                                                                                   bat, Tranberg said, “There
       Army armored car                                                                                                                                                            were some times you did-
                                                                                                                                                                                   n’t see any Germans and
     RENATA SWEENEY                    after the D-Day invasion.                                                                                                                   some times it was pretty
     Newberg Graphic Intern            His division, the 8th In-                                                                                                                   scary.”        fantry, had been stationed                                                                                                                     Just four days after their
                                       in Belfast, North Ireland,                                                                                                                  beach landing, Tranberg’s

           ew can boast a life
           as full and fasci-          awaiting orders for six                                                                                                                     division was on the line
           nating as Wilfred           months.                                                                                                                                     fighting the German army.
           Tranberg. A mem-               Tranberg has vivid                                                                                                                          One day, after Tranberg
           ber of the “Great-          memories of that first                                                                                                                      and his unit had taken a
est Generation” and veter-             landing on July 4, 1944.                                                                                                                    small German town, he
an of World War II, Tran-              He described hundreds of                                                                                                                    and his companions settled
berg has many stories to               soldiers climbing down the                                                                                                                  down to eat in the kitchen
tell.                                  sides of the ship into land-                                                                                                                of a small house. Tranberg
   The Chehalem Springs                ing barges. The landing                                                                                                                     found out that no one had
Senior Living Community                crafts would “ram right                                                                                                                     cleared the house and de-
resident’s                                               into the                                                                                                                  cided to go upstairs and

year of                                                  shore”                                                                                                                    look around. There in the
combat in                                                then tip                                                                                                                  bedroom he found a Ger-
the Euro-
                 So many stories you hear forward,                                                                                                                                 man soldier, fast asleep on
pean the-             about wars, but you                “just like                                                                                                                the bed.
ater of            don’t hear stories about pouring                                                                                                                                   Tranberg took quick ac-
World War                                                you off.”                                                                                                                 tion, seizing the German’s
                            what isn’t war.                 “Every-                                                                                                                rifle and kicking the bed.
II boasts
tales of                           Wilfred Tranberg, thing                                                                                                                         After he notified his com-
combat as                       World War II veteran worked                                                                                                                        panions of his new prison-
well as the                                              like clock-                                                                                                               er, they were unsure what
human aspects of war,
which Tranberg particular-
ly wishes to tell.
                                                 ”       work,” he

                                          Tranberg was the turret
                                       gunner on an M8 light ar-
                                                                                                                                                                                   to do with him. He told
                                                                                                                                                                                   them to just “make a place
                                                                                                                                                                                   for him at breakfast.”
                                                                                                                                                                                      In another small Ger-
   “So many stories you                mored car — also known                                                                                                                      man town that his unit had
hear about wars, but you               as a Greyhound — as part                                                                                                                    taken, Tranberg had quite
don’t hear stories about               of a cavalry reconnais-                                                                                                                     a different experience with
what isn’t war,” Tranberg              sance troupe and held the                                                                                                                   surrender. As he was sit-
said.                                  rank of corporal technician                                                                                                                 ting in his armored vehi-
   Tranberg was 23 years               fifth class. His vehicle                                                                                                                    cle, he saw a woman wav-
old when he landed on                  came equipped with 37-                                                                                    Gary Allen / NEWBERG GRAPHIC
Omaha beach in Nor-                    millimeter and .50-caliber      Written history — Wilfred Tranberg cherishes two books he’s collected on the 8th Army and the regiment            Please see TRANBERG,
mandy, France, 28 days                 machine guns. “It makes a       he served in during his time in Europe during World War II.                                                                    page seven

          Iraq War — U.S. Marines
   Despite setbacks,
   vet finishes college,
   starts a business
   Retired due to an injury that took
    his leg, Marine Garrett Jones
   starts a firearms review website
           LAURENT BONCZIJK                     ly qualified to talk about it,”
           Newberg Graphic Reporter             Jones said. Unlike other writ-
                                                ers they won’t bother to review

             fter retiring from the             anything they wouldn’t want to
             Marine Corps in 2009               own themselves. “We’re not
             after serving two                  interested in testing crappy
             combat tours in the                stuff.”
             Middle East, no one                   A lifelong shooting enthusi-
   could have faulted Cpl. Garrett              ast (“What normal guy doesn’t                                                                                               Laurent Bonczijk / NEWBERG GRAPHIC
   Jones for kicking back. He did-              like guns?” he asked), Jones is        Decorated — Garrett Jones’ wife decorated an entire room in their home with Marine Corps momentos.
   n’t.                                                          hoping the site
     Jones is not                                                will continue to         “I’m almost what’s called a           Corps is what has helped him              his rehab, but he credits it for
   only a junior at
   Western Ore-
   gon University,
   where he’s ma-
                          “  You only get one ticket amassing nu-
                                in life. When you’re
                                                                 grow after

                                                                merous visitors
                                                                over the first
                                                                                       ‘disarticulation,’” he said of
                                                                                       the injury, which eventually
                                                                                       forced him to retire. He would
                                                                                       have been able to remain on
                                                                                                                                deal with his injuries, he said.
                                                                                                                                Losing a leg is a huge barrier
                                                                                                                                to overcome, he added, but the
                                                                                                                                Marines’ attitude “to never
                                                                                                                                                                          helping him in school, as well.
                                                                                                                                                                          “I’ve always been a good stu-
                                                                                                                                                                          dent,” he said. “My parents in-
                                                                                                                                                                          stilled in me good ethics and
   joring in com-                    dead, it’s over.           few months of          active duty, but “I did two              give up” has helped him come              good morals.” He’s brought
   munity health,                              Garrett Jones, operation.               combat tours and two was                 to grips with the fact that he’s          that disciplined attitude to
   but he started                           Iraq war veteran       Following his       enough,” he said. Despite the            going to be different. “I had a           school work: he takes 17 to 18
   his own busi-                                                first combat           injury Jones is relaxed, doesn’t         near death experience,” he                credits per term. The Corps

   ness earlier this                                            tour in 2007,          dwell on his fate, and is clearly        said, and because of it he                also helped him in his ability
   year:                                                        Jones’ left leg        in better shape than most peo-           doesn’t take anything for                 to speak to people.                      was amputated above the knee           ple who still have all four              granted. “You only get one                   Besides starting school,
     With the help of former                    after a mine was detonated be-         limbs.                                   ticket in life. When you’re               Jones also started a family
   Marines and active and retired               neath him during a foot patrol            He chose to major in com-             dead, it’s over.”                         after retiring from the Corps.
   policemen, including his dad,                in Fallujah, Iraq. After multiple      munity health because he sees               Part of the reason he chose            During the winter of 2007 he
   Jones is reviewing and selling               operations Jones willed himself        it as a starting point to a mas-         WOU is that the small campus              ran into his childhood crush,
   high-end weapons and equip-                  through a grueling rehabilita-         ter’s degree in prosthetics, with        is more accessible to him —               Allison. He called her a few
   ment.                                        tion regimen and deployed              which he hopes to work with              long walks tire him and cause             months later to invite her to
     “All the reviews are being                 with his unit to Afghanistan for       amputees.                                him pain. Not only has the                lunch and last December they
   done by people who are actual-               another combat tour in 2008.              His service in the Marine             Corps’ discipline helped him in           were married.

                                                                        Vietnam War — U.S. Navy
Serving two tours in Vietnam in the precursor to the Navy Seals
Phil Cusick, 65, spent much of his time                                                                                                                                                         — Phil Cusick’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                underwater demo-
 during the war in or under the water                                                                                                                                                           lition team (UDT),
                                                                                                                                                                                                the precursor to
           AMANDA NEWMAN                         thought I’d join up and see the                                                                                                                the Navy Seals,
          Newberg Graphic Reporter               world,” he said.                                                                                                                               returns from a
                                                    He didn’t see all the world, but                                                                                                            mission in Vietnam
                                                 he certainly got a taste.                                                                                                                      during war.

          hil Cusick joined the U.S.                He spent two six-month tours in                                                                                                             The team’s
          Navy because he wanted a               Vietnam and, while stationed on the                                                                                                            responsibility was
          choice. It was November                East Coast for the remaining three                                                                                                             to make sure all of
          1965, the                              years of his Navy stint, made two                                                                                                              the beaches were
          middle of                              Mediterranean trips and toured                                                                                                                 clear of mines and
the Vietnam War,                                 through Guantanamo Bay and the                                                                                                                 obstructions.
and there was a                                  Virgin Islands.                                                                                                                                Often, that meant
draft in place — if                                 Cusick, now 65, served on UDT                                                                                                               blowing up ships
he waited to be                                  (underwater demolition team) 21.                                                                                                               and bridges. The
drafted, he’d end                                “We were the start of the SEALs,”                                                                                                              dangerous job
up in the Army.                                  he said. The UDT program was                                                                                                                   required
   His brother was                               later expanded to become the                                                                                                                   demolition and
in the Marines and         Cusick                SEALs, named for their ability to                                                                                                              underwater
his father was a                                 operate by sea, air and land.                                                                                                                  training.
World War II veteran, so the idea of                But UDTs worked primarily in
entering the service wasn’t a foreign                                                                                                                                                           Photo courtesy of
one for the Virginia native. “I                           Please see CUSICK, page seven                                                                                                         Phil Cusick
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    Staff Sergeant                      PFC                                    Corporal                         Sergeant                                        Sgt. E5                             SFC
  Peter B. McAward II          William Bernard Gregor                     Richard E. Campbell               Bruce H. Campbell                                 Karl S. Harn                 G. Robert Fritscher Sr.

       Air Force                                                                                                                                       U.S. Marines 1966-1970
    2005-present                                                            Army Air Corps                       Air Force                                                                Marines, Air Force, Army
                                        U.S. Marines                                                                                                    Vietnam service, Aviation
Operation Iraqi Freedom                                                       1942-1945                         1967-1970                               Structural Mechanic, flew                  1959-1988
Battlefield Weather Airman               1942-1945                         North Africa - Italy            Microwave Specialist                        medivacs, 50 caliber machine       Air Force 1967-68 in Vietnam,
   of the Year PAC AF                   World War II                     Rome - Arno Campaign               Qui Nhon, Vietnam                             gunner, 21 air medals              Army in Turkey 1981-83

Technician 3rd Grade, T/3      Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)                         Corporal               Technical Sergeant (TSgt)                               PHM 1/C                               HM1
     Clayton Foss                Thomas O. Barnes                               Ray Hopp                Michael J. Stevenson                                Lester Beecroft                    Stanley Beecroft

 Infantry, Medic Corps         Infantry, U.S. Army 1962-1992                                                     Air Force                                    U.S. Navy                      U.S. Navy/Marines
                               Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Japan            U.S. Marines 1943-1946
1942-1946 World War II          Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze                                             1993-present                             World War II 1942-1946                   1967-2006
 Leyte, Philippine Islands &   Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service          World War II                  Korea, Germany,                           Korean War 1950-1951               Vietnam, Desert Storm
  Ryuku, Okinawa, Japan         Medal w/OLC, Air Medal w/17 OLC          3rd Division, South Pacific            Kuwait, Iraq                           W W II - Toyko Bay VJ Day 2          Panama, Haiti, Iraq

       SFC-E-7                            AM3                                     S 1/C                           Sergeant                                   MM2 / UDT-21                     Engineman 2 (EN2)
   Richard J. Nistler                Edwin F. Palmer                           John L. Gant                    Frank Pfleegor                                 Phil Cusick                      Maurice P. Koch

                                 U.S. Navy (Naval Air)
 Oregon Army National           1950-1953 Korean War                          U.S. Navy                                                                                                     U.S. Navy 1964-1968
                               Operation IVY 1952. Atomic test at
        Guard                     Eniwetok, Marshall Islands                  1946-1947                           U.S. Army                                    U.S. Navy                      Destroyer DD872
      1974-1995                U.S. Air Force Reserves                    Guam/Pacific Theater                    1943-1945                                    1965-1969                      River Patrol Boat
 COB 1/162 INF (Ret.)                 1962-1965                             U.S.S. Antietam                     P-38 Mechanic                               Vietnam Service                    South Vietnam

      Corporal                     Staff Sergeant E-6                         E-4 Specialist                     T/5                                           Sgt.                           Fireman 1st Class
  Leon L. Blanchard                 Steven Manners                             Les Carsley              William Anton Vorisek                           Hugo “Bill” Schwabe                   Ralph Dean Herron

                                  U.S. Army 1968-1970                                                  U.S. Army 1943-1946 W W II
                                                                                                       Amphibious Forces, Special Forces                  U.S. Army Air Force                     U.S. Navy
                                        Vietnam                           U.S. Army 1962-1967             3rd Engineer Special Brigade,                                                          1944-1946
                               Forward Observer Recon Platoon                                                 288 SIGCO (Signalman)                           1942-1946
      U.S. Marines                2nd Battalion 60th Infantry,             Vietnam 1966-1967           Asiatic Pacific w/4 bronze stars Philippines-   Air Force Band. Then to European   Served aboard USS Takanis
       1961-1966                    Ninth Infantry Division                  1st Field Force                Ind-Defense - 3 stars - Liberation          Theater of Operations in France      Bay Air Craft Carrier

In times of war and peace, the men and
women of our military dedicate themselves
to serving our country. Their commitment,
patriotism, sacrifice and courage keep
our country safe and strong.

      Kathy George
 Yamhill County Commissioner

   A Veterans Day Tribute                                                                                 Saluting Our Veterans
                                                                                                                                                                       On Veterans Day, we salute generations of
   Veterans Day is a time to honor all                                                                                                                                 soldiers who have fought for our country’s
  those who have unselfishly served in                                                                                                                                 freedom and ideals. These brave men and
  our armed forces, risking so much to                                                                                                                                    women left their families to fight for our
    preserve our nation’s high ideals                                                                                                                                country, so that their children and grandchil-
        and hopes for the future.                                                                                                                                        dren could grow up in a safe democracy.
    To those dedicated servicemen                                                                                                                                  Whether they fought during World War II, the
         and women, we say,
                                                                                                                   LOREN BERG                                      Vietnam War, Desert Storm or the current war
             “Thank You.”                                                                                          CHEVROLET                                                  in Afghanistan, they’ve all shown an
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              503-538-2010                                                                                                                           to a veterans’ service organization.

                                                               To All Our Veterans
                                                           We thank you for your
                                                        service by standing in harm’s
                                                         way to safeguard our peace
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Loren Berg Chevrolet                                  Cusick Picture Frame                                            Wine Country Antiques & Collectibles                            Kathy George
  2700 Portland Road, Newberg • 503-538-3161            608 E. First St., Newberg • 503-554-1912                         415 E. Hancock St., Newberg • 503-538-7975                        503-554-7801
Youth Outreach                                        Mike’s Medical Pharmacy                                         Coffee Cat                                                      Valley Eye Center
  719 E. First St., Newberg • 503-538-8023              201 Villa Road, Newberg • 503-538-5715                           107 S. College St., Newberg • 503-538-2580                        307 E. Hancock St., Newberg • 503-538-2010
Teri Steneck, Valley Realty Professionals LLC         Union Block Marketplace                                         Jennifer Blake - Willamette Financial Group LLC                 Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel
  503-888-9444                                          616 E. First St., Newberg • 503-757-4552                         307 E. Second St., Newberg • 503-554-9878                         207 Villa Road, Newberg • 503-538-2191
Abby’s Pizza                                          Big Red Barn                                                    Wine Country Car Service                                        Valley View Memorial Park
  1913 Portland Road, Newberg • 503-538-3800            17330 N.E. Hwy. 240, Newberg • 503-757-4552/503-888-3739         901 N. Brutscher St. #D-113, Newberg • 503-537-6111               Newberg • 503-538-2191
Hopp Insurance                                        Hazenberg Compost                                               Cathy Hall and Kerry Hall                                       Chehalem Pet Cemetery
  804 E. First St., Newberg • 503-538-3421              5828 Champoeg Road N.E., St. Paul • 503-593-8914                 Newberg • 503-554-1926                                            Newberg • 503-538-7101
Susan M. Schibel Ins. State Farm                      The McCreith Team/Bella Casa Real Estate Group Caravan Coffee                                                                   Bon Appetit
  2911 Portland Road, Newberg • 503-538-3159            700 E. First St., Suite 100, Newberg • 503-310-7803              2750 E. 9th St., Newberg • 503-538-7365                           420 N. Meridian St., Newberg • 503-554-2500
McMinnville Hearth & BBQ                              Northwest Fresh Seafood Company LLC                             Yamhill Valley Dermatology                                      First Federal
  245 N. Hwy. 99W, McMinnville • 1-888-434-1109         901 N. Brutscher St. #D-113, Newberg • 503-538-4555              310 Villa Road, Suite 106, Newberg • 503-538-0668                 121 N. Edwards St., Newberg • 503-538-9449
Valley View Tractor                                   Mike McBride Farmers Insurance Agency                           Oregon First Community Credit Union                             Stark Street Lawn and Garden
  2610 E. Hancock St., Newberg • 503-554-8179           1548 E. 1st St., Newberg • 503-538-8898                          115 N. Howard St., Newberg • 503-538-4620                         14270 S.W. Galbreath, Sherwood • 503-625-2967
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        Private                                  Private                            E6                           Private First Class                         CPT - RA                          Motor Machinist’s
 Albert Perez Ramirez                           Eric Ezell                      John Picard                        Warren Heater                           Mark Bortnem                         Mate 1st Class
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jim Ross

                                                                        U.S. Navy 1943-1963 Ret.
    Army 1942-1944                                                      W W II: Served on Tinian Island,
                                          Army Infantry                         Marianas Group                                                                                               U.S. Navy 1943-1945
   113th Field Artillery                                                                                        U.S. Army 1942-1945                           U.S. Army
                                      March 2010 to present              Korean War: Served on USS                                                                                               World War II
        Battalion                                                                                                   World War II                             1973-1978
                                     Stationed in Germany, scheduled      Grainger AK84 & at Inchon                                                                                        Philippines, Battle of Leyte Gulf
   Normandy Beach, KIA                      to deploy Feb. 2011             VFW Flag Service 14 years
                                                                                                                 European Theater                           Europe V Corp                      Squadron #33, P.T. 492

    Flight Engineer                     Private 1st Class                          E4                             Staff Sergeant                               SSgt.                                 Corporal
   Burley Gene Erwin                   Richard P. Swanson                     Dylan Finsand                  Michael Raymond Mattson                       Fred Clements                             Dick Kirk

                                             U.S. Army                                                          Air Force 1969-1975
      U.S. Air Force                  76th Division; Patton’s                    Army                           Communication Center                    Air Force 1965-1969                           Army
       1946-1950                     Army, machine gunner               Operation Desert Storm                   Specialist, Germany                  Served in Southeast Asia,                    Korean War
    Flew PBY aircraft                Fought in Battle of the Bulge      1989-1992 & 1994-1997                     Served in Vietnam                   609th Air Commandos Sq.                      1951-1953

  Machinist, 3rd Class                            Captain                          Major                         Chief Petty Officer                             E-4                                Private
    Bill Lanouette                            Bill Marckhoff                     Bob Miller                       Cecil Marshall                              Dave Palm                          Delmar Manley

                                                                                                                   Navy 1939-1945
                                    20th Air Force 1942-1945                                                 “I think when every man finishes high
     Navy 1941-1946                    “After I graduated from                                                  school he should go into service.
 “I served at the Alameda             flying school I never quit              Army Air Force                   After he finishes service, he should             Army                                  Army
     airplane air base.”                   flying until 1988.”                Served 6 years                      get four years of free college.”            1968-1971                             1940-1945

 Hospital Corpsman (Navy)                       Corporal                       Specialist 4                        1st Lieutenant                           Dental Tech                          Tech Sargeant
Boatsman Mate Chief (USCG)                   Hamilton Hardie                 Henry Somerton                       John Zimmerman                        Leighton Livengood                      Richard Gilmore
   Dick McCormack

                                                                                                                    Army Air Corps                      Army - 300 General
                                                                         Army Reserve 6 years                         1943-1945                            Hospital Unit
   U.S. Navy 1946-1949                                                                                                                                 Served 1 year. “I worked in the
                                              Marine Corps               “I was lucky enough to not have     Flew 22 missions, two over Regens-       inducting station in Camp Force,
U.S. Coast Guard 1972-1991                                               to go to war. I wrote often to my    berg, Germany. Bucharest was the                                                     Air Force
                                               1943-1946                                                                                                Tennessee. Sometimes I saw
 “I have wonderful memories.”                                           nephew while he was in Vienam.”        end. Five months in prison camp.            300 (inductees) a day.”               Served 5 years

 Honoring Our
    Brave Veterans                                                                                                   With Gratitude to Our Veterans
    As our Armed Forces fight to protect our
     freedom abroad, we’re reminded of the                                                                          They’ve served our country with courage and honor. They’ve left behind
    sacrifice made by so many brave soldiers                                                                       loved ones to risk their lives in protecting their country. They’ve defended
  before them. On Veterans Day, we pause to                                                                             our freedoms and ideals. They make us proud to be Americans.
  recognize and thank all of the veterans who
   have served our country. We are eternally                                                                            Thanks, veterans, for your brave and selfless service to our nation.
    grateful for their dedication and service.                                                                                           We salute you on Veterans Day.
                                                                                                                  Valley View Memorial Park                                 Chehalem Pet Cemetery
                                                                                                                           1/2 Mile Southwest of Newberg                   On Dayton Avenue, adjacent to Valley View
          Newberg Funeral Chapel                                                                                                  on Dayton Avenue                               Memorial Park & Mausoleum
             Cremation & Memorial Services                                                                                        503-538-2191                                           503-538-7101
 207 Villa Road, Newberg                 503-538-2191

                                                                                                                  Honoring All W h o Served
                                                                                                                  H o n o r i n g A l l Who S e r v e d
                                                   Pride & Gratitude                                                     Thank you for
                                                                                                                         your service.

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                                                                                                                Newberg, OR 97132
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                                                                                                                Bus: 503-538-3159 Cell: 503-348-0010

   We are grateful f our freedom.                                                                                                                                                  Honoring
       Thank you, V   eterans                                                                                                                                                      All Who
                   Union Block Marketplace
                                    Antiques & Gifts                                                            11-11-10
   Holiday Hours Begin: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 6 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm                                     VETERANS                                                          503-554-2500
                                 616 E. First St., Newberg
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                                       Private 1st Class                           Electrician                         T5 Corporal                             PV2
     Sheldon Stine                                                                                                                                                                                  J. Lin Stoddard
                                       Stanley Brunson                            Vernon Lund                        Wilfred Tranberg                   Joshua S. Johnson

                                                                               Merchant Marine
                                                                                 1945-1947                                                            Army 6-8-10 to present
                                                                          “I’ve seen countries – Japan, Italy,     Infantry - 8th Division            2009 NHS graduate, currently
                                                                              the Mediterranean, France,                1942-1945                     stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash.,               Merchant Marine
         Navy                          Army 96th Division                 Germany – completely destroyed. It       (See feature story on Mr.         with Company 497 - 2nd Platoon                  World War II
    Served 2 years.                       1944-1945                       was unbelievable, the destruction.”       Tranberg in this issue.)                (The Rough Riders)                    Cook on board ships

       Corporal                            Captain                              Sergeant                                   RD1                           Staff Sergeant                                   E-5
    J. David Nash                       Walter W. Want                      LeRoy C. Schneider                        Albert Bernard                  Glen R. Blankenbiller                         Carleton Lloyd

                                   U.S. Air Force 1964-1969                                                                                                 U.S.Army                                Navy 1969-1972
  U.S. Marine Corps                     Pilot & Co-Pilot                                                                                             1937-1941 National Guard                 Served on submarine USS Thomas
      1962-1966                      Served in Thailand,                                                                                              1942-1945 Regular Army                       Jefferson SSBN 618-Gold.
  Served in Da Nang                         Vietnam                                  Air Force                             Navy                            World War II                       Stationed out of Groton, Connecticut
    Vietnam 1965.                   “All gave some – some gave all”                 1941-1946                            1942-1946                      European Theater                               and Rhoda, Spain.

                                                                                                                 Cusick: 10 out of 100 men make teams
 Tranberg: Memory’s sharp                                                                                        ● Continued from page 2                         was a great experience (and) I made a lot
                                                                                                                                                                 of good friends.”
                                                                                                                                                                    He said their time in the service taught
 ● Continued from page 2                              top of their vehicles and take care of the                 the water, reconnoitering beaches and the
                                                      situation themselves.                                      water just offshore.                            them discipline, teamwork and respect.
 ing a white flag on a nearby hill. Tranberg              Another scary moment for Tranberg was                     “We were responsible for making sure         And he wants to set straight a common
 called over his friend Red, whom he called           when he found himself in a one-on-one bat-                 that all of the beaches were clear of mines     misconception about sailors. Whenever a
 “a sidekick of mine,” and had him look.              tle versus what may have been a Panzer                     and obstructions,” Cusick said. Often, that     bar is portrayed in a movie or a cartoon, he
 They notified their lieutenant who decided           tank.                                                      meant blowing up ships or bridges.              pointed out, if members of the military are
 to let Tranberg decide what to do. Just then,            “Meeting face to face with that tank I                    It was a dangerous job and one they          present, they’re almost always from the
 Tranberg noticed a second white flag, but            thought I’d meet my end,” Tranberg recalled.               trained heavily for. Before getting their       Navy.
 he could not see who was holding it. He              Tranberg told the driver to back slowly up a               UDT certification, the sailors went through        “The sailors have been kind of painted as
 decided to send Red up the hill in a Jeep            hill while he sprayed the tank with fire. His              demolition training, underwater training        barroom brawlers,” he said. Not that they
 and he would cover                                                             efforts did nothing              and arduous physical and mental training.       didn’t spend their fair share of time in bars.
 him with the ma-                                                               and the tank pursued                “It’s a tough team to be in and on,” Cu-     “When you’re 17 and you’re overseas and
 chine gun in case it                                                           them until he hit the            sick said. “Maybe 10 out                                         you’ve got liberty (shore
 was a trap.
    When Red came
 back down he had
 two women in the
                                                                                tracks of the tank and
                                                                                it stopped. “I had
                                                                                some pretty bad
                                                                                dreams over this,”
                                                                                                                 of 100 guys make it.”
                                                                                                                    There would be eight or
                                                                                                                 10 of them — just kids,
                                                                                                                 really — underwater and
                                                                                                                                                 “All the missions went
                                                                                                                                                  OK. ... We never got
                                                                                                                                                                                  time), where else are you
                                                                                                                                                                                  going to go? You’re going
                                                                                                                                                                                  to go to a bar ... where the
                                                                                                                                                                                  ladies are.”
 car. One woman                                                                 Tranberg said.                   swimming toward land,          caught and I don’t think             But the bars were full of
 Tranberg described                                                                While many of his             where the enemy was, he             we ever got seen.            members of all branches of
 as “really big” be-                                                            stories are exciting,            said. They were usually                                          the services, including the
                                                                                                                 cold, wet and sleep-de-          Phil Cusick, Vietnam War vet Marines who served on the
 cause she was clearly                                                          some are also quite
                                                                                                                 prived. And once they                                            same amphibious assault

 pregnant.                                                                      alarming and reveal
    “Nobody knew                                                                the hardships of war.            planted the explosives,                                          ships Cusick was stationed
 how to deliver a                                                               He spoke with sad-               their job was only half done — they then        on. And generally, he said, they were on
 baby!” Tranberg                                                                ness of the cruelty of           had to speedily swim away, putting enough       their best manners while in a foreign coun-
 said. He chose to                                                              some Russian sol-                distance between them and the explosion         try. “You’re representing your country,
 guard the door while                                                           diers toward the con-            that they wouldn’t be hit by the shock          USA, so you want to make a good impres-
 the woman was                                                                  quered Germans. “I               waves.                                          sion.”
 taken to the base-                                                             can’t believe how                   “This one mission, we thought we had            Cusick’s time in the Navy ended in No-
 ment of a nearby                                                               cruel some people                everything set, but we just couldn’t get out    vember 1969, four years “to the minute”
 house, along with the                                                          can be and still claim           of there,” Cusick said. They caught some        after he enlisted. He was on the quarter-
 only two married                                                               to be part of the                of the shock waves — not hard enough to         deck, dressed up and ready to go around
 men in the unit.                            Gary Allen / NEWBERG GRAPHIC human race.”
                                                                                                                 cause a concussion, a common risk, but “it      11:30 p.m., he explained, but the officer re-
 Forty-five minutes       Route to freedom — Wilfred Tranberg                      Tranberg’s regi-              was a really weird experience.”                 leasing them wouldn’t until exactly mid-
 later, Tranberg said     shows the route his regiment took through Europe. ment was told to stop                   Cusick spent much of his time in             night.
 he heard a baby boy                                                           short of Berlin and               HaiPhong, in North Vietnam. It was the             Now the owner of Cusick Picture Frame
 “crying a good healthy cry.”                         let the Russians take the city. “We had                    largest seaport in the north and ships came     in Newberg, Cusick has lived in Oregon
    When they were ready to leave, the                them almost whipped,” Tranberg said.                       through often, so they were kept busy. But      for more than 35 years and his life no
 woman asked if there was anything she                “(There were) a bunch of angry GIs.”                       “all the missions went OK ... We never got      longer includes blowing up ships and
 could do to repay them. Tranberg’s lieu-                 After the war in Europe ended, Tranberg                caught and I don’t think we ever got seen,” swimming for his life. But a few years ago,
 tenant replied, “Don’t raise him to be a             returned to Oregon and married a young                     he said.                                        he took his medals and arranged them in a
 Nazi.”                                               woman named Laverne, who died in 1993.                        “It’s amazing, I’ve got all my fingers left shadow box as a sales tool.
    Tranberg has many other harrowing tales           He got a job repairing heavy equipment,                    and everything,” he adds with a laugh that         He was glad to get them out of the un-
 to tell, such as doing reconnaissance work           mainly for the logging industry, and retired               downplays the danger he faced.                  ceremonious pile he previously kept them
 for Gen. George Patton and getting caught            in 1986.                                                      He said the UDTs had to live up to the       in, because “they just mean more to me
 behind enemy lines. “We didn’t dare                      While it has been many years since the                 last part of their name and really focus on     now — now that I’m a lot older and look
 move,” Tranberg said.                                war — Tranberg will turn 90 on Nov. 30 —                   being a team. “You become pretty close          back on things — than when I got them.”
    The squad discovered a landing zone for           he said that he can never forget it.                       and you trust each other with your lives,”         And every so often, a fellow Vietnam
 German paratroopers and, since they were                 “I do quite a bit of thinking about those              he said. “If one fails, the whole team fails.” veteran comes into his shop, sees the shad-
 cut off, had to unmount the guns from the            guys who never made it back.”                                 Although he has no interest in returning     ow box, and forgets his quest for a frame.
                                                                                                                 to Vietnam, Cusick said, “I wouldn’t trade      “A lot of them see that and it brings back
                                                                                                                 that experience for really anything ... It      memories for them,” Cusick said.

                                                                       To the men and                                   FOR EVERY WOMAN AND MAN WHO
                                                                        women of the
                                                                                                                             HAS SERVED AMERICA,
                                                                        armed forces,
                                                                      past and present,
                                                                       THANK YOU for
                                                                                                                                    WE SALUTE YOU
                                                                       your service to
                                                                         our country.
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                                                                                                                           SALUTE YOU
                                                                                                                       WE k you for your service
     In the air, on land and at sea, our troops are making the ultimate
    sacrifice in the name of freedom and liberty. Our thoughts are with
           the troops and their families that they all return safely.                                                                                             We proudly raise our hands to honor
                                                                                                                                                                  those who have and continue to
                            God Bless America.
                                                                                                                                                                  serve our country.
                                                                                                                                                                  Thinking of you and your families this
                                                                                                                                                                  Veterans’ Day.

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                                     Btry B 2nd BN 218th FA CO G 141 SPT BN (Attached), McMinnville, Oregon

    1st Lt. - Pilot                     Private                      1st Lt.                   Private 1st Class                M/Sgt.                        MM2C                       Staff Sergeant
  James L. Keough                  Gerald Thalhamer           A.R. Grant Morehouse               Ernest Berg                Wendell C. Jensen             Eugene Howard                 Donald J. Skyles

                                                                    U.S. Army                         Army
                                                               2nd Infantry Division         65th Infantry Division,
                                       U.S. Army                38th Field Artillery         part of George Patton’s army                                      U.S.N.R.
                                  1st Infantry Division                                                                                                                                U.S. Army Air Corp,
                                                                    1951-1954                       1944-1945               U.S. Army Air Corps               1944-1946
                                       1943-1945                                                                                                        Served on D.E. 362 Asiatic-         15th. A.F.
 U.S. Army Air Corps                                              Forward Observer            Served in France, Germany
                                  Hurtgen Forest - Germany    Korean War, Chorwon N. Korea      & Austria in a regimental
                                                                                                                                 1942-1945                  Pacific & Philippine           1943-1945
    World War II                     Disability Discharge          Purple Heart 1953          intelligence & recon squad.   449th Bomb Group - Italy            Liberation            25 missions/tail-gunner/B-24

                                                          The history of Veterans Day
   World War I – known at the time           because of the opportunity it has           suitable places, with appropriate       observance. I am also requesting commercial production. Many
as “The Great War” – officially              given America to show her sympa-            ceremonies of friendly relations        the heads of all departments and states did not agree with this deci-
ended when the Treaty of Versailles          thy with peace and justice in the           with all other peoples.                 agencies of the Executive branch of sion and continued to celebrate the
was signed on June 28, 1919, in the          councils of the nations…"                    An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S.          the Government to assist the holidays on their original dates.
Palace of Versailles outside the                The original concept for the cele-     Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13,          National Committee in every way          The first Veterans Day under the
town of Versailles, France. How-             bration was for a day observed with       1938, made the 11th of November           possible."                            new law was observed with much
ever, fighting ceased seven months           parades and public meetings and a         in each year a legal holiday — a             On that same day, President confusion on October 25, 1971. It
earlier when an armistice, or tem-           brief suspension of business begin-       day to be dedicated to the cause of       Eisenhower sent a letter to the was quite apparent that the com-
porary cessation of hostilities,             ning at 11:00 a.m.                        world peace and to be thereafter          Honorable                                                 memoration of
between the Allied nations and                  The United States Congress offi-       celebrated       and    known      as     Harvey V. Hig-                                            this day was a
Germany went into effect on the              cially recognized the end of World        "Armistice Day." Armistice Day            ley,      Admin-                                          matter of his-
eleventh hour of the eleventh day of         War I when it passed a concurrent         was primarily a day set aside to          istrator of Vet-                                          toric and patriot-
the eleventh month. For that reason,         resolution on June 4, 1926, with          honor veterans of World War I, but        erans' Affairs                                            ic significance
November 11, 1918, is generally              these words:                              in 1954, after World War II had           (VA), designat-                                           to a great num-
regarded as the end of “the war to                                                     required the greatest mobilization        ing     him    as                                         ber of our citi-
                                                 Whereas the 11th of November
end all wars.”                                                                         of soldiers, sailors, Marines and air-    Chairman of the                                           zens, and so on
                                              1918, marked the cessation of the
                                                                                       men in the Nation’s history; after        Veterans Day                                              September 20th,
                                              most destructive, sanguinary, and
                                                                                       American forces had fought aggres-        National Com-                                             1975, President
                                              far reaching war in human annals
                                                                                       sion in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at      mittee.                                                   Gerald R. Ford
                                              and the resumption by the people
                                                                                       the urging of the veterans service           In 1958, the                                           signed Public
                                              of the United States of peaceful
                                                                                       organizations, amended the Act of         White      House                                          Law 94-97 (89
                                              relations with other nations,
                                                                                       1938 by striking out the word             advised      VA's President Eisenhower signing HR7786, Stat.          479),
                                              which we hope may never again
                                                                                       "Armistice" and inserting in its          General Counsel changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. which returned
                                              be severed, and
                                                                                       place the word "Veterans." With the       that the 1954 From left: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, the annual ob-
                                                 Whereas it is fitting that the
                                                                                       approval of this legislation (Public      designation of Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward servance         of
                                              recurring anniversary of this date
                                                                                       Law 380) on June 1, 1954,                 the VA Admin- Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts Veterans Day to
                                              should be commemorated with                                                        istrator as Chair-                                       its original date
                                                                                       November 11th became a day to
                                              thanksgiving and prayer and exer-                                                  man of the Veterans Day National of November 11, beginning in
                                                                                       honor American veterans of all
                                              cises designed to perpetuate peace                                                 Committee applied to all subse- 1978. This action supported the
                                              through good will and mutual                                                       quent VA Administrators. Since desires of the overwhelming major-
Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a                                                     Later that same year, on October
                                              understanding between nations;                                                     March 1989 when VA was elevated ity of state legislatures, all major
church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait                                                8th,     President     Dwight      D.
                                              and                                                                                to a cabinet level department, the veterans service organizations and
for the end of hostilities. This photo was                                             Eisenhower issued the first
taken at 10:58 a.m., on Nov. 11, 1918, two       Whereas the legislatures of           "Veterans Day Proclamation"               Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the American people.
minutes before the armistice ending World     twenty-seven of our States have          which stated: "In order to insure         served as the committee's chairman.      Veterans Day continues to be
War I went into effect.                       already declared November 11 to          proper and widespread observance             The Uniform Holiday Bill observed on November 11, regard-
                                              be a legal holiday: Therefore be it      of this anniversary, all veterans, all    (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) less of what day of the week on
   In November 1919, President                Resolved by the Senate (the              veterans' organizations, and the          was signed on June 28, 1968, and which it falls. The restoration of the
Wilson proclaimed November 11 as              House of Representatives concur-         entire citizenry will wish to join        was intended to ensure three-day observance of Veterans Day to
the first commemoration of                    ring), that the President of the         hands in the common purpose.              weekends for Federal employees by November 11 not only preserves
Armistice Day with the following              United States is requested to issue      Toward this end, I am designating         celebrating four national holidays the historical significance of the
words: "To us in America, the                 a proclamation calling upon the          the Administrator of Veterans'            on      Mondays:     Washington's date, but helps focus attention on
reflections of Armistice Day will be          officials to display the flag of the     Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans         Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans the important purpose of Veterans
filled with solemn pride in the hero-         United States on all Government          Day National Committee, which             Day, and Columbus Day. It was Day: A celebration to honor
ism of those who died in the coun-            buildings on November 11 and             shall include such other persons as       thought that these extended week- America's veterans for their patrio-
try’s service and with gratitude for          inviting the people of the United        the Chairman may select, and              ends would encourage travel, recre- tism, love of country, and willing-
the victory, both because of the              States to observe the day in             which will coordinate at the nation-      ational and cultural activities and ness to serve and sacrifice for the
thing from which it has freed us and          schools and churches, or other           al level necessary planning for the       stimulate greater industrial and common good.

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                                                    and women of our armed forces both
                                                      past and present, for their bravery,
                                                          dedication, and commitment to
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                                                                 upholding the ideals and
                                                               freedoms we enjoy today.                                                                on
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