According to the Veterans Administration, about 1,800 U.S. veterans die each day. Unless they share the memories of their experiences with others, they will be lost forever. Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV) hopes the creation of their new series “My Story of Service” will give future generations the opportunity to learn from those who have honored this country with their military service.
This series of 30-minute programs will feature personal stories from local veterans who served in World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. SOPTV promises a few humorous stories as well as little known facts about interesting historical moments. And some will describe the horrifying moments that still haunt them. “My Story of Service” will air Mondays at 9 pm starting June 8 with a new episode each week for eight weeks.
We are honored to have two residents from The Springs at Anna Maria who will be featured and tell, in their own words, their amazing stories of service.
Carl Miller, U.S. Navy, 3rd class petty officer, 1942 – 1945, WWII
Paul Robino, U.S. Navy, Aviation Electrician 3rd Class, Anti-Submariner, 1951 – 1954, Korea
Carl Miller will be featured in the June 22 episode, which will repeat on August 17.
Paul Robino will be featured in the July 6 episode, which will repeat on August 31.
On June 19 from 2 pm to 4 pm SOPTV will host a public screening of the show at the V.A.’s Southern Oregon Rehab Center & Clinic (SORCC) located at 8495 Crater Lake Hwy in White City. Space is limited for this free, public event, so please RSVP online at soptv.org/events.