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Got Your Six, a local band that plays to support veteran causes, performs Saturday in front of the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office during a special event to provide those who have served with resources about mental health services available to them.

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Got Your Six, a local band that plays to support veteran causes, performs Saturday in front of the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office during a special event to provide those who have served with resources about mental health services available to them.



Got Your Six, a local band that plays to support veteran causes, performed Saturday in front of the Wasco County Veterans’ Service Office during a special event to provide those who have served with resources about mental health services available to them.

Got Your Six, which operates under the nonprofit Outside the Wire, partnered with other groups and area agencies to offer the hot dog feed and entertainment in recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Every day, 20 veterans across the U.S. take their lives and the rate of suicide among this population group in Oregon is much higher than for “civilians.”

Chris Mumford, founder of the band and lead drummer, planned the outdoor party to let area veterans know there are alternatives to work out depression, despair and trauma, and that the community wants to help them.



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