Oregon in the Military

f you have a website about Oregon in any of these wars and would like to be linked, please let me know.

Oregon in the Civil War:

Indian Wars

Oregon in the Spanish-American War:

Oregon in World War I:

Oregon in World War II:

Oregon in the Korean War:

Oregon in Viet Nam:


Oregon Military Museum
Camp Withycombe
Clackamas OR 97015
Phone (503) 657-3984

An extensive library full of military history.
Call or write ahead as they have only one part time curator
with a small staff of volunteers and are open to the public on a limited basis.

Military Dept. of the State of Oregon
PO Box 14350
Salem, OR 97309-5047
This is the Oregon National Guard headquarters.

You can publish a search inquiry in the Oregon Veterans News.
Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, 700 Summer St, NE, Salem, OR 97310-1201. They publish a newsletter that goes to many veterans with new of interest as well as a column for searching for individuals, units, etc. as well as a column for announcing reunions.

You can contact the National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. Unfortunately a fire destroyed many of their records in 1973. But some records survived.

You might also check with the Portland Police Bureau to see if they have records of your Oregon ancestor. Portland City Hall, 1220 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97204. Ask that it be forwarded to the police department.  


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