DoD identifies Army casualty as Hemet man

DoD identifies Army casualty as Hemet man

An Army soldier from Hemet was killed in a noncombat related incident, the Pentagon announced Saturday, Jan. 14. Spc. John P. Rodriguez died Jan. 12, while “supporting U.S. Army Central (Command)” as a combat engineer in Kuwait as part of Operation Inherent Resolve at the time of his death, according to Gil Telles, an Army spokesman. The operation comprises […]

Military and disabled veterans honored at annual Support Our Troops event

Military and disabled veterans honored at annual Support Our Troops event

This year, All From The Heart celebrated their 13th annual Support Our Troops event, bringing together active-duty military families, disabled veterans, community organizers, local businesses and volunteers. The event, which was free to all in attendance and open to the public, was held Sunday, Dec. 4. This year’s event, which was held at Galway Downs […]

‘Live by the Code of Honor’ urges Elsinore Veterans Day speaker

‘Live by the Code of Honor’ urges Elsinore Veterans Day speaker

“It’s one thing to say you believe in the United States and what it stands for,” said retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Brandi. “It’s another thing altogether to put on a uniform, pick up a rifle and be willing to die for what you believe.” Brandi was the keynote speaker at Lake Elsinore’s Veterans’ […]

Melendez recognizes veteran at Menifee meeting, council closes popular skate park

Assemblywoman Melisssa Melendez took to the podium to recognize Menifee resident David Bradley as her Veteran of the Year during the Nov. 16 Menifee City Council meeting. Melendez said that Bradley had served in the Navy and Naval Reserves from 1960 until 2002. Throughout his career Bradley was commissioned as a warrant officer then as […]

Canyon Lake celebrates Veterans Day with flyover, Purple Heart ceremony

Canyon Lake celebrates Veterans Day with flyover, Purple Heart ceremony

Paul Bandong and Nancy Horton valleystaff@reedermedia.com All eyes looked to the southwest sky as three World War II-era warbirds performed three flyovers for the hundreds gathered at Canyon Lake’s eighth annual Veterans Day Celebration held at the Canyon Lake Towne Center Nov. 11. On the group’s final pass, they performed the “Missing Man” formation with […]

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