Area resident named Veteran of the Year


November 8, 2023

Sarah Brown

Vietnam veteran Robert Gore points at pins and ribbons he earned during his time in the U.S. Army.

One of Lebanon's newest residents, Robert Gore, was selected as this year's Veteran of the Year for the Linn County Oregon Veterans Day Parade.

Gore served the U.S. Army in the 1st Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. He was there from 1967 to 1968, during which time the Tet Offensive took place. A majority of his tour involved search and destroy patrols.

The 76-year-old agreed the experience in Vietnam changed his perception of life.

"It makes you realize that we grew up pretty insulated," Gore said.

Now he looks back and thinks maybe he should've stayed on with the military a bit lo...

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