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After the death last week of the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, Nicholas Oresko, 96, Bend's own Bob Maxwell is now the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient in the nation.

 

The 92- year old Maxwell is a Director of the Bend Heroes Foundation and is very active with Bend's Band of Brothers; he will turn 93 on October 26th.

 

The youngest recipient is Dakota Meyer, 25, of Columbia, Kentucky.

 

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force, which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the United States.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.