Kiss raises $1 million for Oregon military museum

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Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5:27 PM

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The band Kiss shed the makeup and pulled out acoustic guitars to raise money for the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1q7Ricb) the $2,500-a-ticket gala Sunday night in Lake Oswego raised more than $1 million.

The museum is named for the father of lead guitarist Tommy Thayer. He is Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, now 93, a World War II hero who liberated a Nazi death camp.

The museum is at the Oregon National Guard's Camp Withycombe in Clackamas. The renovation is expected to cost $15 million, and half has been raised.

An auction Sunday included one of Kiss member Paul Stanley's guitars, fetching $20,000.

The paper reported the band did a 14-song set, closing with an unplugged version of "Rock and Roll All Nite."