Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oregon Guard honors former governor by naming installation after him

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Former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski (second from left), pictured with Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees (far left), Adjutant General, Oregon; Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber; and Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney (far right), following the dedication ceremony for the Governor Theodore Kulongoski Army Aviation Support Facility, in Salem, Ore., Oct. 2. The installation was named in honor of the former governor for his support of Oregon’s Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen. Kulongoski, Oregon’s longest standing wartime governor, who served as commander-in-chief of the Oregon National Guard, attended almost all of the Oregon National Guard’s deployment ceremonies and the funerals of Oregon service members killed overseas during his two terms in office. “Always a Marine, Always a Soldier, forever an Oregonian,” Courtney said of Kulongoski during his speech. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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