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Tom Vogt

science, military & history reporter


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Off Beat: Once off the hook, he could joke about being 'live bait'

By Tom Vogt June 1, 2015 6 a.m.

A human target seems an unlikely candidate to win a medal for wartime achievement.

Bluebell, PT boat in Rose Festival Fleet

By Tom Vogt June 1, 2015 6 a.m.

A dozen vessels, including two with local connections, will be part of this year's Portland Rose Festival Fleet.

Local schools commemorate Magna Carta anniversary

By Tom Vogt June 1, 2015 6 a.m.

In a busy season of anniversaries marking events that happened 35, 40, 50, 70, 100 and even 150 years ago, some Clark County students are reaching even further back to note a historic milestone.

Off Beat: Family archivists preserve stories of fallen relatives

By Tom Vogt May 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Many of the war fatalities we are remembering today have family members who are carrying on the names of the fallen.

Top Titles: It's not your father's library

By Tom Vogt May 25, 2015 6 a.m.

"Fifty Shades" x 3 = 1,511.

Paying tribute to 70 years of sacrifice

By Tom Vogt May 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Some of them died on European battlefields or in the Pacific. Combat in Korea and Vietnam claimed more lives. In the last dozen years, conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan expanded the roster of wartime fatalities.

Cyclorama captures general's Civil War role

By Tom Vogt May 24, 2015 6 a.m.

As the 25th anniversary of Gettysburg approached, the commander at Vancouver Barracks went to Portland to relive that pivotal battle.

Acrobatic archer hit the target on Letterman  

By Tom Vogt May 19, 2015 5:16 p.m.

David Letterman was sure that Brittany Walsh was going to fire an arrow right into his crotch. After all, isn't that the worst-case scenario for any late-night TV stunt involving weapons?

$11 million contract OK'd for barracks

By Tom Vogt May 18, 2015 6:34 p.m.

The National Park Service has awarded an $11.28 million contract to rehabilitate four Vancouver Barracks buildings, including two that will be the new home of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Brigadier general to be keynote speaker at Memorial Day event

By Tom Vogt May 18, 2015 5:21 p.m.

Brig. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan will be the keynote speaker Monday at Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance.

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