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Camp Withycombe Open House
David Funk (right), Chairman of the 41st Infantry Division Association, presents Rosetta LaBonte, of Portland, Ore., with the Purple Heart medal at the Oregon National Guard's Open House at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Ore., Nov. 9, as former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski looks on. The medals, which were stolen during a home burglary, were reinstated to LaBonte's family following numerous inquiries by Funk as he worked through various government agencies to have the medals reinstated. LaBonte's brother, Sgt. Eli A. DuMonte, who was a member of the Oregon Army National Guard's 41st Infantry Division during WWII, was killed during the battle of Biak in 1944. The event also brought together several groups, including Native American Tribal members, Oregon National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen, veterans groups, area residents and local business leaders. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)