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If you Really Care About our Soldiers in Iraq prepares to send a reporter to war again to cover Oregon troops.

Soldier from the military transition team assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division takes cover behind a vehicle during a firefight in Mosul, Iraq
A U.S. Army Soldier from the military transition team assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division takes cover behind a vehicle during a firefight in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23rd 2008. Soldiers with the team work side by side with Iraqi army soldiers who are tasked with large-scale operations to rid the area of insurgency. DoD photo by Spc. Kieran Cuddihy, U.S. Army.

(SALEM, Ore.) - It's easy to say you support the troops and even apply politics to the statement, but if you really care and want to do something that will make a difference to our fighting men and women overseas, then help deal with the costs of sending a reporter into a war zone. is unique as one of the only NW news organizations that has actually sent a reporter off to war. Our Tim King spent two months in Afghanistan embedded with the Oregon National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team and the stories were about the soldiers and their accomplishments. If you think this is worthwhile then you can help. It doesn't matter how much you send, anything and everything helps.

Tim will cover Oregon Guard soldiers in aviation, infantry security forces and combat engineers. These are the people who are working tirelessly seven days a week in sometimes deadly conditions, and when they are not at war, they are your Oregon neighbors.

We need sponsorship from businesses that want to be involved in supporting our troops. We need help from individuals also who want to lend a hand to this tried and true effort to bring families, friends and loved ones a more accurate and up close look at the situation in Iraq and what Oregon's soldiers are doing.

So, feel free to email Bonnie King for details at or send your support to:
P.O. Box 5137
Salem, Oregon 97304

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Bonnie King February 5, 2008 2:06 pm (Pacific time)

To ALL, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MARCH 9TH: Please join for a "Support Oregon Troops" fund raiser, Sunday March 9th from 12:30 - 3:00 at Eola Hills Winery. Oregon troops in Iraq need to have their stories told, and this is our chance to bring them forward.
Come for: Brunch, Silent Auction, Wine Tasting, and a presentation by Tim King of his Afghanistan experience. Thanks for helping with this important endeavor. (Brunch: adults $30, 12-20 $24, under 11 $15)
To RSVP, email Eric Rogers at, or me:; hope to see you there!

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Sean Flynn was a photojournalist in Vietnam, taken captive in 1970 in Cambodia and never seen again.


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