Senator Will Present His Neighbor with Seven Medals Earned in WWII
Portland, OR – Continuing his pledge since 1996 to hold a town hall each year in each of Oregon’s counties, Senator Ron Wyden will begin the new year with town halls this week in seven counties, including a very special medals presentation to a 100-year-old Eastmoreland resident.
Senator Wyden starts his 20th year of holding annual town halls in each of Oregon’s 36 counties with his 710th town hall in Deschutes County on Jan. 2 and will hold six more town halls through Jan. 5 before traveling to Washington DC later next week for the start of the 114th Congress.
The town hall in Multnomah County on Jan. 3rd will begin with Senator Wyden presenting 100-year-old Dario Raschio with seven medals that he waited seven decades to receive for his heroism during World War II. Raschio grew up in Portland and joined the Navy in 1941, serving as an observation plane pilot aboard the USS Chester and participating in five campaigns in the Pacific Theatre.
After one particularly harrowing mission on Easter Sunday of 1944, Raschio crash-landed in the Pacific and his plane began to capsize. Raschio and his crewman prepared for the worst, but were rescued a few hours later by a Navy destroyer.
Senator Wyden will present Raschio with the U.S. Naval Aviator Badge, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the “Ruptured Duck” award and the U.S. Navy Honorable Discharge Pin. He also will present Raschio with a U.S. flag flown over the Capitol and Certificate.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY TOWN HALL MEETING
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2:30 pm
PCC Southeast Campus, Mt. Tabor Hall
2305 SE 82nd and Division, Portland
****Free parking available in the PCC lot off 82nd Ave. NO parking permit will be required.****
The next meeting of the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association will be held on Thursday, December 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Duniway School Library, 7700 SE Reed College Place.
A copy of the meeting materials, including an agenda and draft minutes from the November 20 meeting, can be found here.
Update, Dec. 15: The meeting packet has been updated to include:
- A budget report
- The treasurer’s report
- Earthquake Preparedness Information provided by Jessica Kemmis, ENA’s new disaster response committee chair
Repair PDX Repair Café
Saturday, December 13, 12 – 3 p.m.
Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave
Eastmoreland residents are invited to participate in this event that seeks to repair and reuse useful items, reduce waste and keep items out of landfills.
Repair volunteers will be fixing:
- small appliances
- mending garments
- toy hospital
There will be a toy hospital for beloved items that need some TLC. Come fix gift items to promote repair for the holiday season.
This event is sponsored by Repair PDX. More information can be found here.
The Fall 2014 Eastmoreland Newsletter will be reaching mailboxes soon, but you can also download a copy of the newsletter here. Many thanks to the newsletter committee and other volunteers who put in many hours of time to assemble this newsletter. Many thanks to our advertisers as well as Moda Health that donated the printing for the mailed newsletters.
This post was revised on Nov. 19 with additional materials.
The next meeting of the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association will be held on Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in the Duniway School Library at 7700 SE Reed College Place. This meeting is open to the public.
The agenda and other materials relating to this meeting can be found and downloaded here. In addition to the agenda, the meeting materials include:
- The draft minutes of the October 16 ENA meeting
- The treasurer’s report
- Information on the creation of a Neighborhood Emergency Team
- Comments on proposed City of Portland administrative rule changes dealing with above-ground structures in public right-of-way
- A draft resolution on home demolitions in the City of Portland
- A proposed advertising policy for the neighborhood newsletter
In addition to the materials included in the packet linked to above, there will be a discussion of proposed comments from the neighborhood on the City of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan update.
We hope to see you there.