Veterans appreciation lunch recognizes heroes

Rotary Club of Murrieta’s 2022 Field of Honor heroes include, from left, Fabian “OJ” Sosa, Angela Valentine, Pedro Castillo and Peter Castillo. Valley News/Doreen Tate photo
MURRIETA – Murrieta’s Rotary Club hosted its annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at the 14th annual Murrieta Field of Honor Monday, Nov. 7, while recognizing a World War II veteran and his son, who is a Vietnam veteran; a Marine and an Air Force retiree who serves as an ROTC instructor.Hundreds of military veterans, their friends and family dined among the 2,022 flags at the Field of Honor in Town Square Park. With the theme of “Who’s Your Hero?” the Murrieta service club sought hero nominations from friends and family for special recognition. This year’s honorees included: Pedro Ledesma Castillo, Peter Edward Castillo, Fabian “OJ” Sosa and Angela Valentine.World War II veteran Pedro Castillo of Hemet enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1944 and was sent to the Ph
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