Back to homepage

Tag "Vietnam"

Graciano “Tete” Arellano: Three-war veteran recalls life aboard B-17s in World War II

Graciano “Tete” Arellano: Three-war veteran recalls life aboard B-17s in World War II

I remember Vernon Dunlavy, my principal at Sonora High, writing in my yearbook, “You’re going to go a long way in life.” That really hit me.  I always remembered what he wrote, and I guess in many ways he was

Read Full Article
A Three-War Veteran’s Explosive Career

A Three-War Veteran’s Explosive Career

It was May 1943, and Larry Singley had just enlisted in the Navy – four days before his 18th birthday. With World War II under way, Singley was immediately sent to Florida for boot camp. So quickly, in fact, that

Read Full Article
A Room to Spare and ‘A Heart for Veterans’

A Room to Spare and ‘A Heart for Veterans’

Gloria Mooney, 73, wants to rent out the empty bedroom in her East Sonora mobile home. She needs the extra money to boost her shrinking disability income and keep her home. Plus, she admits, “I’m tired of being alone.” She

Read Full Article

PTSD Help and Information

Help is available for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Various support groups and professionals at the local, state and national level offer help to both veterans and non-veterans dealing with PTSD.

Read Full Article
PTSD: A War That Lives On Inside Him

PTSD: A War That Lives On Inside Him

The screaming rockets and bursts of cannon fire during the Vietnam War still haunt the dreams of Marine veteran Joe Garcia, 62. The nightmares and flashbacks are among many symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects many war veterans and

Read Full Article
Vietnam Veterans Find Strength in Numbers

Vietnam Veterans Find Strength in Numbers

Vietnam veterans braved a brutal war, then faced rejection at home. Decades later, many continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or illnesses linked to wartime chemical exposure. A growing number are homeless. Many have not taken advantage of veterans’

Read Full Article
Gratitude Fuels Mission to Honor Elderly Veterans

Gratitude Fuels Mission to Honor Elderly Veterans

This is a story about the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Honor Guard, which provides military honors at veterans’ funerals. Underlying it is another story – of the brotherhood between a former Marine and retired Navy combat pilot, and their shared devotion to Tuolumne County veterans.

Read Full Article