Through Your Lens | A Veteran and His Flag


Last updated 12/2/2020 at 2:43pm

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Memory Care

Veteran John Orren paints the American flag during the Veteran's Day celebration at Mukilteo Memory Care. Orren was in the army from 1967-1970. He was a mechanic as well as a soldier. Orren ran the motor pool maintenance and upkeep on the fleet of vehicles and armory. "He served in Germany on the Czechoslovakia border during the Czech offensive. He would say that while on patrol he could hear the Czech soldiers talking. He would be in the tents in the middle of the winter and could see his breath at all hours of the day," son Matt Orren said. "He said that one of the highlights of his servi...

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