Bend’s own Bob Maxwell, one of only 12 living recipients of the Medal of Honor will be honored at Lane Community College next week. Veteran's advocate Dick Tobiason says Maxwell is a very humble guy, and insists that he is just a symbol for all veterans and wants any accolade to reflect that. "The college is going to dedicate its new veterans center to Bob. It's going to be called the Maxwell Student Veterans Center. So it's going to be a great event on the 5th of November. He's got a family who's going to drive him over there and he has family over there in Creswell."
Maxwell taught auto mechanics for about 20 years at LCC and was responsible for the development of the automotive program at Central Oregon Community College as well.
Maxwell, who turned 92 last week, is also going to participate in a ceremony at Bend High on November 8th, where a World War II plaque will be re-dedicated.