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Korean War Veterans Honored

On 25 January 2023, during an intimate ceremony a small group of family, fellow veterans & Vet Center team gathered to witness three of our local Korean War Veterans being honored with the Ambassador for Peace Medal for Korea War Veterans. The Commemorative Medal is an Expression of Appreciation from The Korean Government to the United States Service Men and Women who served in the Korean War.   Honorees:  John Edward Chavez, US Army, 11th Air Borne División (101st Screaming Eagles), 187th Parachute Combat Team, Purple Heart 💜 Recipient & Life Member of Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 2929. Served in Korea 1950-51.  Leonard Fuentes Hernandez, US Army, 37 Field Artillery, served in Korea 1959-51.  Ignacio Edward Contreras, US Army, 213th AFA Battalion, 9th Corps, served in Korea 1951.  Korean Consulate General, Los Ángeles CA-Counsel General, Youngwan Kim presented.  Thank you Yesenia Covarrubias and the amazing San Bernardino Vet Center team.

Camp Pendelton Graduation Ceremony

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Department of California Patriots at the Camp Pendelton graduation ceremony. The Patriots were there to present the MOPH Leadership Award. From left to right: MOPH Region VI Adjutant Tim Haney, Region VI Commander Charles Anderson, Chapter 493 Finance Officer & 1967 graduate of FMTB-W John Mullen, Skip Curtis Comander Chap 493, and Department Senior Vice Commander Eric Johnson.

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Region VI Commander Charles Anderson, Chapter 493 Commander Skip Curtis, Associate Member Chaplain, Lt Regina Johnson, Department Senior Vice Commander Eric Johnson, and Miss Orlanda Johnson.  Chaplain Johnson gave the invocation at the graduation ceremony. 

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Chapter 493 Commander Skip Curtis presenting the leadership award.

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