Masthead - Vietnam War Memorial Fund

Who We Are


Steve Bates

Bert Key

Steve Wiley

Associate Directors

Stan Pulliam
USI Insurance Services


Steve Carr
Vietnam Veterans of America
Oregon State Council Delegate




Associate Partners

Carol McAlice Currie

Carol McAlice Currie photo

Mike Abbate
Abbate Designs LLC




Dick Tobiason
Bend Heroes Foundation

Dick Tobiason photo




Steering Committee

Members of the Steering Committee are appointed by the President. In addition to other responsibilities, the Steering Committee is charged with review and recommendations for the design and content of the Vietnam War Memorial for the Oregon State Capitol Grounds.

LTC Trent Klug

Rep. Rick Lewis
House District 18

Sen. Betsy Johnson
Senate District 16

Rep. Jeff Reardon
House District 48

Major Peggy Boquist
U.S. Army (retired)

Gary Wilhelms
Oregon State Capitol Foundation

Marc Snook
Benefits, Inc.

Jeanne Barnes
DAR Service for Veterans Chair

Rich Kelber
Vietnam Veteran

Sheronne Blasi
Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Rep. Paul Evans
House District 20


Sen. Brian Boquist
Senate District 12

Tony Goiburn
OM Stone

Libby Carruth
Form Sculpture & OM Stone

Rip Caswell
Caswell Sculpture

Kevin Strandberg, Oregon Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Nancy Menagh, President
Gold Star Wives of America

Judi Van Cleave
Gold Star Wives of America

Dick Lovegren
National League of POW/MIA Families

Val Shaull
Past CommanderDAV Chapter #1 Portland

Val Shaull photo


Ty Raddue
Vietnam Veteran

Past Commander Gary Grange
Military Order of the Purple Heart Portland Chapter #72

Kelly Fitzpatrick
Director Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

Dollie Dexter Raymond, National League of POW-MIA Families

Steering Committee Honorary Members

Denise Rohan - American Legion Past National Commander

Rep. Sal Esquivel
House District 6, Retired

Rep. Bill Kennemer
House District 39, Retired

Cameron Smith
Past Director, Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Past Commander Gene Hellickson, American Legion, Oregon Department


Jack Snook
Retired Fire Chief

Brad Nanke,
Former Councilor
City of Salem


We Remember

Jim Willis
American Legion Past Commander - Oregon Dept.

1943 - 2021