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As soon as funeral arrangements are known for Colonel Leo Thorsness we will post them here. Burial will be at Arlington.
♦ 23 October 2017. President Trump will present Gary M. Rose the Medal of Honor for his actions in September 1970 during the Vietnam War.
♦ 26 October 2017, 11:00 a.m. Local time. Oregon Transportation Dept will install two opposite facing “Oregon Medal of Honor Highway” signs on US 20 between Bend and Sisters (Mile Post 9). Recipient Bob Maxwell will attend.
♦ 28 October 2017, 11:00 a.m. Local time. An In Memory Of headstone will be dedicated for Lester Archer, Civil War recipient, at he Veterans American Legion Plot at Pine View Cemetery, 21 Quaker Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804.
♦ 30 October 2017, 11:00 a.m. Local time. Bob Maxwell and Newport City Councilors unveil an “Oregon Medal of Honor Highway” sign at Newport City Hall, the western terminus of the 451 mile long Oregon Medal of Honor Highway on US Highway 20.
♦ 9 November 2017, 12:00 noon Local time. Bob Maxwell will help dedicate a new Medal of Honor plaque at the State Capitol in Salem listing 13 Medal of Honor recipients “connected” with Oregon including himself. There will be a display of the portraits and citations of all 26 Oregon Medal of Honor recipients, a half scale version of an “Oregon Medal of Honor Highway” sign and Mr. Maxwells Medal of Honor Medal in the Capitol Rotunda from Nov. 1 –16.
♦ 18 November 2017. A Gold Star Family Monument will be dedicated at Fort Chadbourne, Texas. Recipient Hershel Williams will be in attendance.
♦ 6 December 2017. The 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, State will memorialize a field in honor of PFC Leonard Brostrom. Time to be determined.
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