John Vierra, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines, was visited by representatives of the Oregon National Guard to thank him for his service in 2014.
In 1944, Keizerite Jon Vierra joined the Merchant Marines. Three wars and 30 years later he retired from the U.S. Army.
At age 16, Vierra enlisted to serve during . . .