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SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS

ARMED FORCES TRIBUTE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Tribute to Armed Forces Don Woodring

Klaus Graf

David Valencia

Louis L. Truckenmiller

Jay Kenneth Torrey

Staff Sergeant Honorably served his country for 4 years as an army medic.

CPL Freedom is not free.

SP4 1st AD 1964-1966 Thank you.

Specialist 5th Class Reporter, Writer, Page Editor for Pacific Stars and Stripes 1970-1973

Captain In loving memory of you who served the USA in WWII and Korea, from your beloved wife, Marilyn

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USMC

Scott N. Wilson

Keith C. Berry

Sgt. E5 Military Intelligence West Berlin Outpost to Freedom Your service made a difference!!!! Love, Your Family

Petty Officer 3rd Class God Bless America

U.S. Army 1968-1971

Navy

Army

U.S. Army

Jose Chavez

Jose Chavez, Jr.

SFC 1973-1994

SFC 1999-Present

United States Army

United States Army

What amazing military service you two have given to our country! Over 40 years combined, including Jr’s 4 combat deployments. Happy Veteran’s day to you both. We love you and are so proud of what you have accomplished! Love, Your Family

Selby Ansel Dotters, Jr.

John Silas Sheffield Peirson

1st Lieutenant, 1LT Dotters, 17th Recon. piloted his B-25 on 72 missions in the Phillipines during WWII. Please see: www.rememberingansel

1st Lieutenant 1LT Peirson, VN Intelligence Officer, was KIA on Christmas Day of ’44 in the Belgian Bulge. Please see: www.awon.org/peirson

United States Army Air Corps

United States Army

Marine Corps

Jess C. Ortiz

U.S. Army, 1942-45

Rank Jess Ortiz was a devout patriot who proudly served his country during WWII and spent his lifetime defending the soul of America, living his life with integrity, courage, honor, and faith - a legacy of values which continues to live on in his children, grandsons & great-granddaughters. Commendations: Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart with three clusters. He will forever remain in our hearts. The Ortiz Family

Rik Peirson

United States Army

Captain CPT Peirson, MACV Intelligence Officer, Served in the Vietnam Delta ’68-’69 Please see: www.dayone.com/schaltenbrand

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Richard L. Long Navy

Richard, A friend, a mentor, a father, a true patriot who dedicated his life to helping others. #USA 1926-2020 Love, Giovanni & Ruth

John W. Blankenship U.S. Navy

Lt. You will always be my hero and Prince Charming. Loving wife, Hazel

Don Mead

U.S. Army Battle of the Bulge

Private First Class Served and Sacrificed with Honor and Dignity. Brent Flaaten and Family

Ylario “Larry” Delgadillo

Peter L. Willson

Joe Arroyo

Sgt. 1st class We miss you and think of you every day. Love, Your Family

AIC-337th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Air Defense Command Portland, Oregon 1960-1964

Airman E-3 Thanks for your service Vietnam 1964-1966 Celia, Tia Eba, Meana

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Navy

Arley Alison Kittle

United States Marine Corps

Margarito Delgadillo

U.S. Army 24th Division, 19th Infantry

Staff Sergeant Dad, we think of you every day and thank you for your service to America and for all that you and so many others did for us. Your loving family.

Korean War Veteran, Purple Heart Margarito as Husband, Father and Grandfather demonstrated valor and courage during his service to his country in Korea. You are an inspiration to our family. All our Love, Your Family

John B. Hunter

Jimme L. Wilson

Staff Sergeant-Squad Leader Korean War 1951-1952 Anti-Tank & Mines Platoon I was lucky returning, but many did not.

Infantry Officer, Aviator U.S. Occupational Forces Germany 1954-1958

United States Army Infantry 2nd Div. 38th Reg.

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