Friday, September 16, 2011

Just two guys, reminiscing old times

110916-A-4787S-009 by oregonmildep
110916-A-4787S-009, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

It's not news that former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski is a former Marine and veteran.

Nor is it any surprise that the former Commander in Chief of the Oregon National Guard would attend one of the biggest events for the organization--the dedication of the new 41 Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center in Clackamas today.

But when I saw this submission from one of our photographers, I just had to share it.

After all the pomp and circumstance... after all the glitter is swept up... after all the ties are removed and titles put away, what we're left with are two veterans trading old war stories.

Here, Harold R. Lowe, formerly with Charlie Company, 162 Engineers, 41st Infantry Division and WWII veteran, took a quiet moment following the ceremony to "talk shop" with our former governor.

Would have been interesting to be a fly on a wall for that conversation, don't you think?

Thanks to Pvt. 1st Class Philip Steiner of the Oregon Army National Guard's 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment for this great photo.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Social Media Manager, Oregon Military Department

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