Oregon Air Guard’s Rosenbaum Dies

Retired Brig. Gen. Fred Rosenbaum, who last served as the assistant Adjutant General (Air) for the Oregon National Guard, died Jan. 12 of kidney cancer at age 83, reports The Oregonian. He served in the Army during World War II and in 1948 joined the Oregon Air Guard, receiving his commission in 1953. When he retired in 1986, he had 42 years of US military service. (He recounts his early life in Austria at the time of the Nazi invasion in 1938 in this 2009 Oregon Military Department report; also read Jan. 12 OMD release)