9/18 – National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It was first established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

So today, I remember my close friend, fellow scout helicopter pilot, and “hooch mate,” John Berry, along with his gunner, Billy Evans, who were shot down in South Vietnam near the Cambodian border on December 5, 1968. The nickname given to John by us fellow helicopter pilots was “Mr. Clean” since he did not drink alcohol or smoke. On that day, John was flying as lead aircraft for a scout team of two LOH 6A helicopters. The team was working the Northwest corner of the 1st Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division Area of Operations. As the scout team started to cross an open area in the jungle at tree top level, both aircraft came under heavy fire. Berry and Evans’ OH-6 was hit immediately and was seen to nose over while in a left bank, go inverted, and explode on impact. The grenades and ammunition aboard the helicopter quickly began to explode in the ensuing fire, and within minutes there was nothing identifiable left of the wreckage. The bodies were never recovered and both John Berry and Billy Evans are listed as missing in action. May God rest their souls and comfort their families.

9/7 – Labor Day 2020 Statement

We pause today to honor, respect, and thank those who make such tremendous contributions of time, energy, and sweat for the success of our nation overall. They are the laborers who serve our local communities reliably and continuously and supply us with our every need. We honor our teachers, nurses, manufacturers, fabricators, loggers, truck and bus drivers, retail workers, painters, construction workers, farm and ranch workers, police and firefighters….too many to name. All are in our hearts and thoughts on Labor Day for the selfless service they provide each and every day to keep our communities safe, strong, and prosperous. We especially think of the workers in our own communities who have struggled these last several months due to the virus economic shutdown. Together we will climb out of this stronger than before. Yavapai County communities are coming back, and restrictions are being lifted more and more each week. We will continue to support each other. And as your candidate for County Board of Supervisors, my job # 1 is to return our communities to economic health and vibrancy while paving the way for even greater prosperity in the months to come with new business and employment opportunities for our workers. My pledge is to lower taxes, cut debt, and insist that county government services are more affordable and accountable to our hard-working laborers and taxpayers, and to make our communities more attractive for new business. Together we CAN do this, and I’m excited and honored to be part of our economic recovery effort. God Bless our Laborers this Labor Day and God Bless the USA.

Harry Oberg
Candidate for County Supervisor, District 1

8/12 – Thank you!

I want to thank the voters of District 1 for their confidence in me to represent them as their Supervisor. This has been a difficult election season due to the Wuhan virus lockdown. I congratulate and thank my opponents for running a positive race based on the issues our citizens care deeply about. I wish them well going forward. We must now look ahead to the general election, and I ask for your continued input, support, and trust. With your help, I am convinced we can be successful and bring about the economic recovery that is so important for our district and our entire county.

Harry Oberg
Candidate for County Supervisor, District 1