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Linn County recognizes deploying Oregon National Guard units
by Kristen Timbrook - The Oregon Herald
  Thursday May 15, 2014 - 8:30 AM
 
ALBANY, Oregon - The Linn County Board of Commissioners recognized Oregon Army National Guard units preparing for deployment to Afghanistan during a meeting, May 14, at the Linn County Court House in Albany, Ore.

Representatives from 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, headquartered in Springfield, Ore., and 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry, headquartered in Bend, Ore., attended the county board meeting and accepted official Linn County flags to take with them overseas.

The commissioners recognized the sacrifices of Oregon Guard service members and pledged to support their families who reside within Linn County.

Photo: From left to right are; Lt. Col. Daniel Miner, commander of 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron; Maj. Brian Dukes, operations officer for 2-162 Infantry Battalion; Commissioner John Lindsey; Commissioner Roger Nyquist; Commissioner Will Tucker; and Lt. Col. Scot Caughran, commander of 2-162 Infantry Battalion. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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