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A salute to the fallen

U.S. Marine Corps League member Dave Hitzman salutes after reading names of soldiers killed in Vietnam.

Thirty veterans of the Vietnam War and their well-wishers gathered Friday evening in front of Brookings City Hall for their annual Memorial Day Roll Call ceremony — reading the names of the men and women killed in the war.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 757 President Bill Farrell acknowledged those who have suffered daily since returning from Vietnam, and remembered those who never came back. He gave special remembrance to local veterans who died in the war.


Pilot injured in plane crash

Firefighters watch as a tow truck pulls the airplane from a ravine near the runway at the Brookings Airport Wednesday morning.

A Grants Pass man is being treated for injuries after crashing his single-engine plane at the Brookings Airport at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

Robert Earl Stonebrook, 78, was landing his plane at the south end of the runway when it touched the ground and veered to the right, taking a nosedive into the nearby ravine. He was alone in the plane.


Stonebrook, who has a home in Brookings, walked away from the plane, a 1965 Champion Citabria 7ECA, but then was transported to Sutter Coast Hospital. At 1:30 p.m. he was transported from Crescent City to Rogue Valley Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Thursday.


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