Conservatives want to know why an Oregon National Guard jacket with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s name on it ended up at Goodwill.
It’s a size medium military jacket, with an Oregon
National Guard emblem and a camouflage pattern that’s no longer used.
Over the left front pocket is an embroidered patch that says Governor,
One hundred and thirty men and women from Oregon have died in action while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, from 2002 to the present. The median age of the dead is 24. They include six soldiers as young as 19—among them are Spc. Taylor D. Marks, a recent high-school graduate from Monmouth who joined the Oregon National Guard to help pay for school where he had planned to study Japanese ...