In-Store Author Event: Oregon Search & Rescue by Glenn Voelz


Please join us for this in-store author event. Tickets can be purchased through the Eventbrite link here OR in the bookstore. Please call 541.306.6564 with any questions.


Oregon's long tradition of volunteer search and rescue dates back to the territorial days, when Good Samaritans and mountain men came to aid those in need. On the coast, surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service protected mariners traversing the "Graveyard of the Pacific." In the early twentieth century, outdoor clubs like the Mazamas, the Skyliners and the Obsidians served as informal search and rescue units, keeping Oregonians safe in the mountains, rivers and wilderness areas. After World War II, Oregon's volunteer teams began to professionalize and became some of the most effective units in the country. Join author Glenn Voelz as he recounts the history of Oregon Search and Rescue.


Glenn Voelz served for twenty-five years in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer. He held senior leadership positions at the Pentagon, in the White House and at NATO headquarters. He is a graduate of West Point and served on the faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of History. He is the author of more than a dozen books and journal articles and works as a professional ski patroller at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center and a volunteer with Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
900 NW Mt. Washington Drive #110
Bend, OR 97703
Oregon Search & Rescue: Answering the Call (Brief History) By Glenn Voelz Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781467155250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - October 16th, 2023