PORTLAND, Ore. – Members of the Oregon National Guard paid honors to a fellow service member, Private First Class Alexander Klass as his remains were returned home to Oregon with an honor flight and funeral procession from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to McMinnville. He was deployed with the 162nd Infantry Regiment at Camp Novo Selo, Kosovo, during the time of his death on July 4, 2020.
Pfc. Klass will be laid to rest during a graveside memorial service on Sunday, July 26. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Oregon Meritorious Service Medal, and Oregon Superior Soldier Ribbon.