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Honoring the Triple Nickles in Pendleton

Posted on: August 14th, 2019 by Jessica Carbone in News & Press |

You are invited to celebrate a new Oregon Historical Marker: the “Triple Nickles”

The Triple Nickles, also known as the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion—were a segregated all-Black elite division—who in 1945 jumped into Oregon history. They were deployed from Pendleton Field and Chico California. The battalion’s secret mission was to parachute near forest fires caused by Japanese Balloon bombs, and then disarm and destroy any remaining explosive devices.
The men of the …

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The 2019 Heritage Brochure is now available!

Posted on: April 25th, 2019 by Jessica Carbone in News & Press |

The 2019 edition of the Historical Marker and Heritage Trees is fresh off the presses! We have given the cover a bit of a face lift and have updated it with all of the most current information.
If you would like a copy we would love to send you one, just email jessicac@oregontic.com with your name and address.