In Service to California's Veterans
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Some of the crowd at the ceremony California Vietnam Veterans Memorial prior to ceremony Albert Nahas “Warriors Remembered” and Jerry Yamamoto behind him
Secretary Gravett of CDVA and the Conservation Corps Pete Conaty, Center, and the ROTC Huey Helicopoter
Former Secretary Peter Gravett of the California Department of Veterans Affairs Pete Conaty, Master of Ceremonies and Fundraiser for the event Sister Linda McClenahan, original chair of Memorial Committee
Sister Sarge, Linda McClenahan, Chair of first CA Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee Thunder Run, before they took off Committee member Don Harper and 25th Committee Chair Ken Holybee
Color Guard, Scottish American Military Society the Color Guard Scottish American Military Society Prior to POW/MIA CEREMONY
Former Secretary Gravett receiving American Flag for PVT 1st Class Johnson’s family. The SALUTE VVA Chapter 223 POW TOWER
Assembly members, Al Muratsuchi, Jim Fraizer, Betsy Butler and Ken Cooley pointing to the addition of the name of MOH recipient, Private First Class, USMC, Ralph Henry Johnson, who was KIA on March, 5 1968. Who was inadvertently left off of the wall when it was established. Ralph enlisted in Oakland, CA where he was working with the Peace Corp. Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R-Redding) with two of the six,Veterans of the Year from WWII from his District. Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-Studio City) and Luis Rivera Veteran of the Year.
Scottish American Military Society Color Guard. Head table, L to R: Rev. Bill Mc Donald; Ken Holybee, VVA-CSC Legislative Chair; Janet Wilson, Commander, American Legion CA; Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego); BG Mathew Beevers, CA National Guard. Ken Holybee
Veteran of the Year recipient Head Table: L to R: BG Mathew Beevers, CA National Guard; Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego); Amy Lewis, KFBK Sacramento; Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R-Carlsbad); Greg Raffa, Commander, AMVETS CA; Secretary Peter Gravett, CA Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran of the Year being recognized.
Baldwin Wong, Bugler, VFW Post 8358 Veteran of the Year from WWII