The Locally-Produced Program Featuring Local Heroes

A special one hour My Story of Service: Walter Haines of Medford shares stories from his time serving as in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

Tales include cash landing after being shot down, being forced to surrender after escaping, nearly dying after an “interrogation”, and life in a Japanese POW camp.

More than 1,800 U.S. Veterans die each and every day. Lost forever are the knowledge, the wisdom, and the truth of their experience. We hope that this series, MY STORY OF SERVICE,  allows current and future generations to learn from those who have selflessly served our country.

The program features local Veterans, from World War II through Iraq and Afghanistan. Each Veteran tells personal stories of their service. Coming from a variety of wars, branches of service, and experiences, they relate a few humorous stories and little known facts about interesting historical moments to describing the memories and sometimes demons that haunt them. Watch episodes from previous seasons further down on this page. If you would like to help us create future episodes of My Story of Service, please call us at 541-779-0808.

Your Southern Oregon Public Television is proud to present season two of “My Story Of Service:”


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Story Segments

Each program features from one to two individual Veterans telling us about their service experience, from enlistment to deployment and back home again.It has been our honor to talk with the Veterans who came and shared their stories. We all have a greater appreciation of what they went through and the service and sacrifices they made for our country.


Through their generous sponsorship support, these companies have brought the stories of local veterans to you. Please let these sponsors know how much you appreciate the programs. If you would like to become a major funder of future episodes of My Story of Service and receive on-air recognition, please contact Robert Mead at 541-779-5653.

Major Funding Provided By:





Additional Funding Provided By:

Bob Thomas Automotive
Knife River Materials
Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union
Pacific Office Automation
The Springs at Anna Maria
The Springs at Veranda Park
Valley Immediate Care


Visit the our PBS Veterans’ page here.