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Stories by Tom Vogt

Columbian Science, Military & History Reporter

Ann Holland holds a 2017 calendar — “Secret Ops of the CIA” — that represents the place where her husband’s unit was overrun in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Mel Holland was on a mountaintop radar station that guided B-52 bombers toward targets in North Vietnam.

Families of service members missing in action still have hope

Ann Holland holds a 2017 calendar — “Secret Ops of the CIA” — that represents the place where her husband’s unit was overrun in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Mel Holland was on a mountaintop radar station that guided B-52 bombers toward targets in North Vietnam.

November 7, 2017, 6:00am Clark County News

The families of Mel Holland and Harley Hall are still waiting for them to come back from Vietnam. Read story

Vietnam War nurse Marion Mullin in her Vancouver home with the sign she carried during the 1993 dedication of the Women’s Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. Her sweatshirt references the 1988-1991 television series — “China Beach” — about nurses during the Vietnam War.

A woman at war: Vancouver nurse answered call to serve at Da Nang civilian hospital

Vietnam War nurse Marion Mullin in her Vancouver home with the sign she carried during the 1993 dedication of the Women’s Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. Her sweatshirt references the 1988-1991 television series — “China Beach” — about nurses during the Vietnam War.

November 6, 2017, 6:07am Clark County News

As a nurse at Stanford University Medical Center, Marion Mullin could have taken part in America’s first heart transplant. Read story

Off Beat: Navy vet recalls disaster at sea

November 6, 2017, 6:06am Clark County News

There’s not much breaking news on the Vietnam War any more, but an Associated Press story earlier this year brought back Dennis Cahoon’s 48-year-old memories of a U.S. Navy tragedy. Read story

Vietnam War veteran Jim Voorhees pauses for a portrait with a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter named "Lady Bell" at the Vietnam War Memorial on Oct. 25. Voorhees flew two tours as an Army helicopter pilot.

Veterans give living history lesson on life at the front, aftermath

Vietnam War veteran Jim Voorhees pauses for a portrait with a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter named "Lady Bell" at the Vietnam War Memorial on Oct. 25. Voorhees flew two tours as an Army helicopter pilot.

November 5, 2017, 6:05am Clark County News

After a disastrous night mission, Army helicopter pilot Jim Voorhees walked into the base operations center. A clerk stared at him and stammered: Read story

Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Contributed photos

Science writer with Vancouver ties explores story behind HeLa cells

Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Contributed photos

November 4, 2017, 6:04am Clark County Life

Sixteen-year-old Rebecca Skloot was taking a class at Portland Community College when two words changed her life. Read story

The dedication page in “Henrietta Lacks,” Rebecca Skloot thanks family members for helping make the book happen, including her mother, McCarthy.

‘Immortal’ a full-family affair

The dedication page in “Henrietta Lacks,” Rebecca Skloot thanks family members for helping make the book happen, including her mother, McCarthy.

November 4, 2017, 6:03am Clark County Life

A Vancouver woman had an inside look at the decade of effort and angst that went into Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Read story

A pillar is hoisted into place as workers rebuild the ground-floor porch Tuesday at Providence Academy. The Historic Trust is renovating the landmark at 400 E. Evergreen Blvd.

Providence Academy restoration in showcase stage

A pillar is hoisted into place as workers rebuild the ground-floor porch Tuesday at Providence Academy. The Historic Trust is renovating the landmark at 400 E. Evergreen Blvd.

November 3, 2017, 6:25pm Clark County News

Spending some time on the front porch isn’t always a leisurely activity. Read story

The Boyd family of Ridgefield — 9-year-old Everett, left, dad Brian, center, and mom Sara — browse at the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library sale during BirdFest at Overlook Park.

Supporters of new Ridgefield library eager for more progress

The Boyd family of Ridgefield — 9-year-old Everett, left, dad Brian, center, and mom Sara — browse at the Friends of Ridgefield Community Library sale during BirdFest at Overlook Park.

November 1, 2017, 6:05am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD -- When a weekend festival brought hundreds of people downtown, Friends of Ridgefield Community Library sold some books and made a few dollars. Read story

A small version of the Captain George Vancouver sculpture at Westby Associates is being auctioned off to benefit CDM Caregiving Services.

Off Beat: Small statue plays big part in community fundraiser

A small version of the Captain George Vancouver sculpture at Westby Associates is being auctioned off to benefit CDM Caregiving Services.

October 29, 2017, 6:44pm Clark County News

A homeless boy donated a handful of change for the city’s sculpture of Captain George Vancouver, project organizers say. Read story

Recycle center blaze subdued

October 28, 2017, 12:07am Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department reported that a commercial blaze was under control Friday night after three hours of firefighting effort. Read story