Moro, Oregon – Wasco World War II veteran, Dewey Thomas, reminisced about his Pacific Theater experiences during the annual meeting of the Sherman County Historical Society in June. His story is published this year in two parts in the Society’s historical anthology, Sherman County: For the Record.
Dick Tobiason of the Bend Heroes Foundation and Central Oregon Honor Flight encouraged World War II veterans and their families to submit information to the WWII Registry of Remembrances.
Randy Hilderbrand presided over the Society’s business meeting during which treasurer Carrie Kaseberg presented the annual financial report.
The Society honored Wayne Melzer, Larry Kaseberg and Nell Melzer with distinguished service awards in recognition of their many years of support and behind-the-scenes volunteering.
Terry Fuhrer of Wasco was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees. Born in Montana, he graduated from high school in Portland, after which he joined the Navy and served on submarines. His career in the bricklaying trade - residential, commercial and industrial, in paper mills, coal-fired boilers, bio-fuel boilers and refineries, brought him to Sherman County in 1981 to work on the Goldendale aluminum plant expansion. He and his wife Jessie moved to Wasco in 2002 and enjoy the outdoors and the vast history of our area.
Society officers are Kathleen Ahearn, President; Del Peake, Vice President; Randy Hilderbrand, Secretary; and Carrie Kaseberg, Treasurer. Rounding out the board are trustees Myrna Melzer and Terry Fuhrer. The board meets monthly at the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro. For more information see www.shermanmuseum.org