Bud McClain Passes
At the outbreak of WWII, Mr. McClain joined the Air Force as a mechanic, but after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was sent to Texas for pilot training. Captain McClain completed an unprecedented 52 missions as a B-24 bomber pilot-in-command and earned numerous decorations, including the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with four bronze clusters, and a Purple Heart.
Shortly after the war ended, he and his brothers Jim and Bert participated in a veteran’s lottery and won old surplus army trucks, which they assembled and then put into operation in Central Oregon as log trucks. They formed McClain Brothers and, over the years, Jim and Bert hauled logs for many of the logging operations in Central Oregon.
Bud began working for Harold Barclay Logging Company and eventually become the manager. He also served on the Board of the Oregon Logging Conference, chaired the Safety Committee, and became the President in 1980. Our condolences go out to the McClain family.
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Promotion at Peterson Machinery
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Madill adds distribution
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