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FIRST WAR CAUSALTIES ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Maj. Dale R. Buis (above left) and Master Sgt. Chester M. Ovnand
(right) became the first Americans killed in the American phase of
the Vietnam War when guerrillas struck a Military Assistance
Advisory Group (MAAG) compound in Bien Hoa, 20 miles
northeast of Saigon. The group had arrived in South Vietnam
on November 1, 1955, to provide military assistance.

The organization consisted of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and
Marine Corps personnel who provided advice and assistance
to the Ministry of Defense, Joint General Staff, corps and
division commanders, training centers, and province and
district headquarters.

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The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

 

More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were
killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half were Vietnamese
civilians.

 

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The Vietnam Memorial in Canby, Oregon

 

 

 

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MANY WOULD LIKE TO FORGET THIS DAY

Pamplin Media Group - How I survived the Columbus Day Storm

A Deadly Wind': Former reporter tells survior stories from the Oct. 12, 1962 Columbus Day storm - Entertainment & Life - The Register-Guard - Eugene, OR

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WILL THE DRIVE-IN THEATER COME BACK?

The Coolest Drive-In Theater in Each State - Aceable

99W Drive-in

The 99W Drive-in movie theater (above) is a single screen outdoor movie
venue in Newberg, Oregon that has been in operation since it originally
opened back in the year 1953. Double features of first-run films are shown
at the drive-in on a season basis only during the weekends.

Throughout the years, more than fifty drive-in movie theaters have existed
in Oregon. Yet, today, only four are operating in the state and the 99W is
one of them.

Oregon's 99W Drive-In still a hot ticket on a summer night | KVAL

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ADMITTED TO THE UNION ON THIS DAY IN 1859

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Official seal of Oregon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEAVER STATE!


Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN Assembly in 1960.

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