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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
Orchard City Banquet Hall,
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Dress is Business Attire

 

 

Benefit Event On July 26th Chiropractic Wellness Center

Benefit Event

Patriotism does not end on the fourth of July. Please help support those who served our great nation on Saturday July 26th.

On July 26th Chiropractic Wellness Center will be donating services in a fund raiser for the Campbell Veterans Memorial and the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Consultation, evaluation, nerve scan, any necessary x-rays and a second day report of findings will be offered at No Charge ( a $315 value) on Saturday July 26th.

$40 donation for each person attending the event will be made to the Campbell Veterans Memorial or the Wounded Warrior Project. Other donations gladly accepted.

This event will fill up fast so call to schedule TODAY. Appointments required. 408-378-1881

151 N. 1st Street Campbell CA 95008 www.drrobertm.com

09/06/2014: FILIPINO AND AMERICAN SOLDIERS HONORED DURING MEMORIAL DAY GATHERING

From General Regua, one of our Board of Advisor’s.

Cirella and I had the opportunity to be part of this great Memorial Day Celebration in San Francisco. My uncle, Pedro Regua was recognized for his role as a Philippine Scout working side by side with US Soldiers in WWII.

09/06/2014: FILIPINO AND AMERICAN SOLDIERS HONORED DURING MEMORIAL DAY GATHERING

 

As the United States celebrated Memorial Day on May 26, family members of Filipino and American soldiers who died during World War II came together for a simple gathering to commemorate all those who served during the war.  They were joined by WWII veterans and survivors, as well as other special guests.   The event, organized by the Bataan Legacy Project, was held in the afternoon of Memorial Day at the Social Hall of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco.

The event titled: “Bataan Legacy – Filipino and American World War II Veterans and Survivors Reunite After 72 Years”, not only served to commemorate Filipino and American soldiers who died in battle.  It was also a platform for other WWII survivors – civilians, ordinary citizens, and guerilla fighters, who selflessly served to defend their country and their people.

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, in his welcome remarks, expressed deep appreciation for the efforts of the Bataan Legacy Project Founders in bringing together a group of people who are an integral part of world history.  DCG Ascalon, citing his own family members’ experience as veterans, also stressed the considerable sacrifices and contributions of all those who fought during the war.

Among the distinguished panel of speakers, Mr. Dan Crowley and Ms. Consuelo Hall McHugh recounted tales of WWII.  Mr. Dan Crowley was a member of the 17th Pursuit Squadron and described the incidences that transpired as they fought alongside Filipino soldiers.  Ms. Consuelo Hall McHugh, on the other hand, related her experiences as a young girl living in Manila while the city was engulfed in battle between the Allied and Japanese forces.

 

Major General Eldon Regua (Ret.) of the US Army and Colonel Michael Wells, Undersecretary of Operations of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, also spoke before the assembled guests.  Both gentlemen stressed the significant contributions of all those who served during WWII, especially the Filipino and American soldiers who fought together, in the outcome of the conflict and the resulting success of the Allied forces.

Ms. Cecilia Gaerlan, Founder of the Bataan Legacy Project, reiterated the importance of AB199.  This piece of legislation, once passed, will cause the inclusion of the role of Filipinos in WWII in the Social Studies curriculum of Grades 7 to 12 in California.

Another highlight of the event is the presentation of a Proclamation for Bataan Legacy.  The Proclamation, which was signed by California Governor Gerry Brown, was presented by Col. Wells to Ms. Gaerlan.  And at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, everyone present joined the rest of America in a moment of silence in remembrance of the members of the armed forces who died in service of their country.

 

Honored at Hot San Jose nights

We participated in the Hot San Jose nights Car and Air show at Reid Hillview airport on Saturday.   Mike and Claire Kotowski, Larry Brooks, Dan Furtado, Lucille and Jim Free were at the booth.

This was a great event with good music, good food, antique airplanes on display and a ton of really cool cars.

The following is a picture of us in the booth and the Appreciation Plaque that was presented to us.

 

Please Join the Town to Welcome WWII POW Survivors

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Please Join the Town to Welcome WWII POW Survivors from their hotel to CB Hannegan’s in Los Gatos

I went to CB Hannegan’s and met a few of these gentlemen when they arrived at CB Hannegan’s in Los Gatos after their well publicized ride down Hiway 17.   All of the overpasses were full of flag waving supporters including the respective fire and police departments along the way.

I spoke at some length with one Oscar L. Leonard, currently 95 years old and living in Paradise, Ca.   He was a POW in Japan for 1,200 (+) days as a slave laborer, and weighed 60 lbs. when he was released from captivity.  Upon his release, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Missouri just before the signing of the Surrender Ceremony on September 2, 1945 and was witness to the signing ceremony by General Douglas MacArthur on that day.   He mentioned that it was quite a pleasure to witness that event, after all that he and his comrades had been through.

After discharge, he went back to college on the G.I. Bill and became a Pharmacist in the Paradise, CA. area where he still lives and worked as a Pharmacist until just a few years ago.  He was one of several of these Gentlemen that were at the lunch.  This was on the local NBC News channel this last evening.

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In Memoriam: Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr. American Hero, Friend, TMLC Advisory Board Chairman

 

 

It is with great saddness that we announce the passing of an American Hero, Friend and the Chairmain of the Thomas More Law Center Citizens Advisory Board Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.

Admiral Denton passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at the age of 89 at a hospice due to complications from a heart ailment.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of this true American hero.
Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr. first came to the attention of the American public during a television interview arranged by his North Vietnamese captors in 1966 (see video). Expected to give “proper responses” to a journalist’s recitation of alleged American war atrocities, Denton responded that he believed in the position of his government and that “I will support it as long as I live.” Throughout the interview while responding to questions, Denton blinked his eyes in Morse Code repeatedly spelling out the covert message “TORTURE.” His message was the first confirmation that American POWs were being mistreated. Jeremiah Denton was subjected to severe torture during his nearly eight years as a POW. He became the first American military captive to be subjected to four years of solitary confinement. Denton’s extraordinary account of endurance and religious faith while imprisoned in Vietnam was told in his 1976 book “When Hell Was in Session.”
After his release in 1973, Denton continued his military career ultimately achieving the rank of Rear Admiral. Upon retirement from the Navy, Denton was elected to the U.S. Senate, the first Republican ever elected by the popular vote to represent Alabama. Denton has spoken widely on the need to restore America’s founding principles by adopting laws and policies that reflect obedience to the will of God.
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