Dear Editor: As a United States Air Force veteran who served his country and “swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic,” it saddens me to see the president of the United States act without courage and moral conscience in his response to the Charlottesville violence […]
TEMECULA – Temecula’s war hero, Cpl. Juan Dominguez, is being honored for his sacrifices serving in the Marines by being given a free solar power system. Regionally headquartered company, Sullivan Solar Power, is donating the solar power system, which will save Dominguez and his family $132,226 on electricity costs over the next 20 years. While […]
“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’ […]
HEMET – A 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran and father of two children – who “was in town visiting family and friends,” – was one of two men stabbed in an early morning violent confrontation in downtown Hemet, Sunday, June 19th. The veteran died from traumatic wounds he received during the deadly confrontation. The stabbings occurred in […]
Though it’s been over 70 years, WWII veteran Don Foulkes can still vividly remember details of Oct. 13, 1944, the day he was captured by German forces and became a POW. Ninety-three-year-old Foulkes of Fallbrook shared his wartime memories during a talk at the West Coast Ammo store in Temecula on Saturday, Aug. 29. The […]
The failure of the Veterans Administration system unfortunately has impacted many veterans in local communities around the country. My husband, Craig is merely one of them. Craig is a 50 year old Navy Veteran that served his country honorable with 10 and 1/2 years of consecutive active duty service. He is a wonderful husband, father and […]
Temecula Valley High School to host March 21 concert TEMECULA – A special veteran fundraiser concert will be held Saturday evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on March 21 at the Temecula Valley High School Theater located at 31555 Rancho Vista Rd., in Temecula. Living legend Virgil Gibson and Anthony Sobak, CEO of Sobak Financial in Murrieta and […]
Don Jackson of Carlsbad was an Army combat engineer during WWII who dug trenches, cleared roadways, deactivated mines and built bridges in Africa and Europe to help the Allied troops win the war. Over 70 years later, he discussed his demolition and construction work in vivid detail at a talk on Jan. 31 at West Coast Ammo in Temecula.
Out of the 16 million who served during WWII, a little over 1 million are still alive, according to Dr. Linda Dudik, a retired history professor who has made it her mission since 2009 to preserve as many of the veterans’ stories as possible through her nonprofit organization the WWII Experience.