Veterans

November 15, 2013

Honoring veterans in the southland

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Len Tavernetti, Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 2929, and Senior Master Sgt. Josephine Carrillo, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, receive a Purple Heart proclamation from the City of Moreno Valley at a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the city’s Memorial Circle. Tavernetti and Carrillo are both life members of Chapter 2929, and Carrillo is the March Yellow Ribbon Program representative.

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Staff Sgt. DeJon Fruga, March Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard, sings the national anthem, and the unit’s color guard presents the colors at a Los Angeles Laker’s game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Fruga was invited to sing by the Laker’s organization after hearing his performance at an L.A. Dodger’s game.




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