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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter


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Off Beat: Telling tales from 'The Roosevelts: Vancouver Edition'

By Tom Vogt September 29, 2014 6 a.m.

When members of America's most Burns-worthy family visited Vancouver 70 years ago, it was Page 1 news … even when the news wasn't reported for a week or so.

Former fire cadet welcomed home from hospital

By Tom Vogt September 27, 2014 8:55 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — When his family brought him back home Saturday from a long hospital stay, Jack Fletcher had a slight detour. He rode the last few miles in a fire engine.

Down-home delights at Harvest Fun Day

By Tom Vogt September 27, 2014 8:23 p.m.

The annual Harvest Fun Day at 78th Street Heritage Farm was a chance to enjoy a range of down-home delights.

Vancouver scene of WWII landing-craft reunion

By Tom Vogt September 24, 2014 8:10 p.m.

One thing set LCI crewmen apart from just about everyone else in the Navy.

Gifford Pinchot to move headquarters

By Tom Vogt September 22, 2014 5:44 p.m.

Vancouver's national park will become the home of another federal agency when the Gifford Pinchot National Forest moves its headquarters to Vancouver Barracks.

Off Beat: Post-war dads, through eyes of their children

By Tom Vogt September 22, 2014 10 a.m.

Saturday's dedication of the community's POW/MIA memorial was a chance to honor American troops who wound up in enemy hands.

33 take oath of allegiance at Fort Vancouver

By Tom Vogt September 19, 2014 9:08 p.m.

After spending 19 years in a refugee camp, Anita Sarki has a place to call home. The Beaverton, Ore., resident became an American citizen on Friday. As she was surrounded by friends, Sarki echoed a verse from the Bible: "This is my promised land."

Ground broken at VA for local Fisher House

By Tom Vogt September 19, 2014 6:24 p.m.

Officials broke ground Friday on Vancouver's VA campus for the nation's 67th Fisher House — which means they've learned something since 1990 about building them.

Photos sought of Vietnam veterans from Clark County

By Tom Vogt September 17, 2014 8:44 p.m.

There are 58,286 names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and Janna Hoehn wants a face to go along with every name.

WWII Vet Speaks for POWs

By Tom Vogt September 16, 2014 6:23 p.m.

As Dale Bowlin hunkered down in a trench, trapped between American lines and advancing German infantry, he considered his options: Surrender or die.

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