U.S. Army veteran Sam King and retired U.S. Navy flier Rudy Peterson raise a flag bequeathed to the Mazama Store by the late Red McComb. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

U.S. Army veteran Sam King and retired U.S. Navy flier Rudy Peterson raise a flag bequeathed to the Mazama Store by the late Red McComb. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant Frank Mally served in the Army’s 25th evacuation hospital in the Solomon Islands. He played “Taps” and “Amazing Grace” for those gathered at the Mazama Store. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant Frank Mally served in the Army’s 25th evacuation hospital in the Solomon Islands. He played “Taps” and “Amazing Grace” for those gathered at the Mazama Store. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Sporting dress uniforms, combat fatigues, medals and dog tags, the vets introduced themselves and described their tours of duty. Some called the experience “immensely interesting.” One told of being shot down repeatedly, while others said they had “gotten lucky.” Photo by Marcy Stamper

Sporting dress uniforms, combat fatigues, medals and dog tags, the vets introduced themselves and described their tours of duty. Some called the experience “immensely interesting.” One told of being shot down repeatedly, while others said they had “gotten lucky.” Photo by Marcy Stamper