|

Veterans recognized in El Dorado Hills

THE POW-MIA FLAG hoisted Wednesday morning reminds Americans not to forget those left behind during foreign wars. Village Life photos by Andy Laughlin
THE POW-MIA FLAG hoisted Wednesday morning reminds Americans not to forget those left behind during foreign wars. Village Life photos by Andy Laughlin

THE POW-MIA FLAG hoisted Wednesday morning reminds Americans not to forget those left behind during foreign wars. Village Life photo by Andy Laughlin

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center celebrated Veterans Day and the Marine Corps’ birthday Wednesday morning with a guest speaker and several local veterans sharing their stories. Local author Bev Moglich discussed her book, “Memoirs of a Navy Brat,” written about her experience as a teenager living in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor bombings. Several El Dorado Hills veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam also spoke, sharing stories that were sometimes amusing, sometimes heartbreaking. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department Honor Guard hoisted a POW-MIA flag and presented colors before the senior lunch.

KOREA AND VIETNAM veteran and retired Air Force Col. Fred St. Jean shared stories from finishing flight school just days too late to fly over Korea, to flying in emergency aid to Laos during the Vietnam conflict. He wore his original uniform, which still fits after nearly 40 years. Village Life photo by Andy Laughlin

BILL KLEIN of El Dorado Hills was stationed on the USS Pennsylvania when it was bombed in Pearl Harbor. He went on to serve as a radio operator and electronics technician through the end of WWII. Village Life photo by Andy Laughlin

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=1176

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Nov 10 2010.
Last Login:
Filed under Feature Photos, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Veterans recognized in El Dorado Hills”


DAILYREPUBLIC.com does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy.

  1. It is actually a nice and useful piece of info.
    I am glad that you just shared this useful information with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This web site really has all the information I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  3. Hi there, yes this piece of writing is in fact nice and I have learned lot
    of things from it regarding blogging. thanks.

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Background Checks: They understand it quite well that educational success is quite a decisive factor to check the...
  • cresa iasi: I read this paragraph completely about the resemblance of newest and preceding technologies, it’s...
  • Jan Farley: Is PB at 4 Seasons open to outside players? My husband and I have been playing PB in Tucson Az for the...
  • bijuterii aur: I think the admin of this website is really working hard in support of his site, because here every...
  • acheter appartement berlin: I got this site from my friend who told me on the topic of this web site and now this...