- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BANKS, Ore. (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Washington County, Oregon, are trying to locate two flags believed stolen from a flag pole at a World War II memorial site near the town of Banks.

Missing are a U.S. flag and the flag of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

World War II vet Jim Bray helps maintain the memorial site along U.S. Highway 26. He and his wife stopped on April 24 and reported the flagpole was bare. The 88-year-old Bray tells The Oregonian he was part of the 10th Mountain Division, which emphasized mountain warfare.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray says his office is hoping for help from the public in locating the flags.

The 10th Mountain Division flag has red, white and blue stripes with a logo displaying two red swords crossed over each other on a blue background with a white outline. “Climb to glory,” in yellow lettering and “Mountain” written in white are above the logo.

Banks is west of Portland.

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