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This depicts a little bit of what the Campbell Veterans Memorial is all about. We’re looking to expand our Board of Directors. If you have an interest to serve in this way, let us know. (408) 370-2200

Foundation Advisory Board Member MG Kent Hillhouse, US Army Ret. performed the pinning of the Purple Heart for Alex Hussey with family and staff present at a beautiful ceremony in the Palo Alto VA Hospital Healing Garden.

MG Hillhouse offered the following sentiments “Today’s young warriors are no different than their Grandfathers and Great Grandfathers. They do their duty and are proud of their sacrifices. I am always humbled to be in their presence.”

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California offer Veteran Designation Drivers Licenses

Three Easy Steps to Obtain “Veteran” Designation on Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

Sacramento – Last week former service members in California began receiving their new driver licenses and identification (ID) cards with the word “Veteran” printed on it.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) reminds Veterans that they must first visit a County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) and obtain a Veteran Status Verification Form before contacting a DMV to apply for the Veteran designation.

Veterans are also required to pay a one-time $5 designation fee, in addition to any other application fees associated with a renewal, duplicate, or original driver license or ID card. The Veteran designation fee was part of the new law, also known as Assembly Bill 935.

To apply for your Veteran designation, please follow these three easy steps: get your discharge certificate, visit any CVSO, and then visit any DMV.

STEP 1 – Find your military discharge certificate (DD214). If you need assistance obtaining your military records, then contact any County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) by calling 844-737-8838.

STEP 2 – Take your discharge certificate to any County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) to obtain your Veteran Status Verification Form. To find your CVSO, call 844-737-8838 or visit www.calvet.ca.gov.

STEP 3 – Present your completed and stamped Veteran Status Verification Form and driver license application to a DMV representative at your local DMV field office. Pay your $5 designation fee and related application fees.

Please remember, Veterans must first visit a CVSO and obtain the Veteran Status Verification Form before setting an appointment at DMV. For faster DMV service, schedule an appointment at a DMV field office by visiting www.dmv.ca.gov or calling
800-777-0133.

For frequently asked questions, please visit CalVet’s website.

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Earthquakes Veterans Fundraising Event

San Jose Earthquakes Veterans Appreciation Night at the Stanford Stadium, Saturday night June 27, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

We have reserved up to 100 seats, in Section 233, Upper Deck – Center Field.

ORDER Your Tickets Now before they sell out; By clicking on the link Support Our Local Veterans

Promo Code “USA.” It’s not case sensitive.

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Mr. Phil Olavarri, Selected (2015) Veteran of the Year

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Mr. Phil Olavarri, Selected (2015) Veteran of the Year

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Phil joined the United States Army in 1939 and was originally part of an artillery unit. However, when given the opportunity, Phil joined the Army Air Corp and became a B-17 pilot. During World War II, Phil flew 51 combat missions as part of the 301st Bomb Group, 419th Squadron. Stationed in Italy, as a 1st Lt., he was shot down once, forcing him and the crew to make a crash landing in the Adriatic Sea. At the end of WWII, Phil had just flown supplies over to Japan from the U.S. and remembers being in Tokyo as the signing took place ending that war with the signing of the surrender treaty on the USS Missouri. LT Phil Olavarri was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. After the war, Phil helped fly left over planes and equipment back to the United States.

Phil was born and raised in Los Gatos, CA and spent much of his youth in the orchards surrounding the valley. Upon his return from World War II, Phil started a family with a pretty nurse, Norma Hunter, and eventually settled in San Jose, and then in Campbell. His heart has remained in Campbell since building his home on South Clover in 1962.

Campbell is also where Phil and Norma located Kilroy Pest Control, their pest control company founded in 1956. Phil and Norma’s business grew steadily through the years and now supports a staff of 30. It has been a Campbell Chamber of Commerce member for 48 years. It’s a family oriented legacy that still continues today at 1175 Dell Ave.

Unfortunately, and not long after his selection as the CVMF Veteran of the Year, Phil passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2015. “He was surrounded by his family and they were able express their love and gratitude over and over in the final hours. I am sure he was listening, so that was such a comfort,” his Daughter Lynn Olavarri – Schmidt said.

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Thank You

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Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Healthy and Happy New year!

Thank You for all the support we received in 2014!

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Salute To Our Veterans

Saturday, November 8, 2014 Orchard City Banquet Hall, 5:30pm Dress is Business Attire

The Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation invites you to their second annual fundraising dinner and auction Saturday,November8,2014,5:30p.m. at the Orchard City Banquet Hall in honoring all of our Veterans who have served this great country in our Military. Dinner tickets are $75.00 per person or you may purchase tables of eight for $500.00 each.   We are limited to 250 Guests.

This year we are honored to have Major General Kent Hillhouse, USA (Ret.) as our keynote speaker for this event.  Graduating from San Jose State University in ’1966, he was commissioned as a Cavalry branched officer. He served with the 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam from ’67-’68. Upon returning, he was assigned to a U.S. Army Reserve Division, the 91st Infantry Division (training) where he served in numerous command and staff positions culminating in the command of the Division. For his terminal assignment, Kent served as the Deputy G-1 on the Army staff in the Pentagon from ’96 – ’01. Military schools he attended include; the Army War College and Airborne School. His awards and decorations include; the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Kent presently is working in commercial real estate and resides with his wife in Los Gatos. He is a long time resident of Silicon Valley who believes in the importance of supporting all services of our military both Active Duty, Guard and Reserve, Retirees and Veterans.

Please order your tickets online at http://campbellveteransmemorial.org

You can also pay on-line through PayPal at this location or use another credit card of your choice or mail your check to P.O.Box 622,Campbell, CA 95009. In addition to a live auction, basket raffle tickets will be sold for$20.00perbookoftenorsixbooksfor$100.00.(You need not be present to win.)Proceeds for the evening’s activities will go to our CVMF Foundation Scholarship plan and for the construction of phase II of the Veterans Memorial in Campbell. We hope you can join us.

 

Dan Furtado, Chairman of the Board                                            Jim Free, President and CEO

408-378-3506                                                                                      408-370-2200

The Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation,Inc. is an IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3)Corp.

Salute To Our Veterans Dinner Details

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Benefit Dinner Speaker Announced

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MAJOR GENERAL KENT HILLHOUSE, US ARMY- RETIRED

Graduating from San Jose State in ’66, Major General Kent Hillhouse, USA (Ret.) was commissioned as a Cavalry branched officer. He served with the 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam from ’67-’68.

 

 

Upon returning, he was assigned to a U.S. Army Reserve Division, the 91st Infantry Division (training) where he served in numerous command and staff positions culminating in the command of the Division.

For his terminal assignment, Kent served as the Deputy G-1 on the Army staff in the Pentagon from ’96 – ’01.

Military schools he attended include; the Army War College and Airborne School.

His awards and decorations include; the Distinguished Service Medal, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Kent presently is working in commercial real estate and resides with his wife in Los Gatos. He is a long time resident of Silicon Valley who believes in the importance of supporting all services of our military both Active Duty, Guard and Reserve, Retirees and Veterans.

2nd ANNUAL CMVF FUNDRAISER DINNER & AUCTION

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2nd ANNUAL FUNDRAISER DINNER & AUCTION

Saturday November 8, 2014  @ 5:30pm

Orchard City Banquet Hall

Key Note Speaker, Major General Kent Hillhouse, USA (Ret.)

 

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Salute To Our Veterans Dinner

Saturday, November8,2014
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