Friday, February 24, 2017

Richard J. Donovan Facility: Military Personnel Honored at Mt. Soledad Memorial for Service and Bravery


Richard J. Donovan Facility: Military Personnel Honored at Mt. Soledad Memorial for Service and Bravery




Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) staff, the local California Correctional Peace Officers Association Chapter, and USE Credit Union raised funds to commission a plaque at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

The plaque honored more than 130 armed services veterans who currently work at RJDCF. These veterans span all five branches of military service and come from a diverse background, but all have the common bond of dedication and service to our country. In attendance at the event was Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, RJDCF staff, and veterans being honored.


More than 3,300 veterans are honored on six of the original Memorial Walls. Honorees include Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Ford and Reagan, twelve Medal of Honor recipients, Admirals Stockdale and Halsey, Generals Pershing and Patton, celebrity veterans Audie Murphy and Jimmy Stewart and many other veterans who proudly served our country.

 


The following Richard J. Donovan staff are now
recognized at Mt. Soledad for their bravery and military service.

ABRAHAM SANCHEZ, CORPORAL, MARINES

AITHEA JONES, E-3, ARMY

ALAN WILLIAMS, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

ALDO GARCIA, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, ARMY

ALEJANDRO MENDOZA, DKI (SW), NAVY

ALFRED AGUIRRE, SERGEANT, MARINES

AMIR  KARDOUNI, SERGEANT E-5, AIR FORCE

ANACLATO ANCHETA, LIEUTENANT, COMMANDER, NAVY

ANDREW PARKER, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY

ANTHONY, LCROCCO, SERGEANT E-5, ARMY

ANTHONY WEITZEL, SERGEANT MAJOR, MARINES

ANTONIO MENDEZ , SERGEANT, CA NATIONAL GUARD

ARCHIMEDES DE JESUS, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

ARTHUR GUARACHA, CORPORAL, MARINES

ASHLEY LEEPER, PRIVATE 1ST CLASS, ARMY

BERNARDINO SEVILLA, THIRD CLASS  , NAVY

CARLOS MARTINEZ, CSI (SW), NAVY

CARLOS MEZA, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY

CESAR CARDENAS, CHIEF ELECTRICIAN'S MATE, NAVY

CHAKALIA ALLEN, AS2, NAVY

CHARLOTTE OWENS, E-2, ARMY

CHRIS COROTAN, CORPSMAN E-3, NAVY

CRAIG HERNANDEZ, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

CURTIS WRIGHT, HM2, NAVY

DAMON COLEMAN, FIRST SERGEANT, ARMY

DAMON HODGE, CORPORAL, MARINES

DANIEL WRIGHT, E-7, NAVY

DANIEL HERNANDEZ, SPECIALIST, ARMY

DANIEL SPURGEON, SPC 4, ARMY

DARIAN WOODRUFF, ELECTRICIAN'S MATE THIRD CLASS, NAVY

DAVE HOSKINS, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

DAVID HOLBROOK, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

DAVID TAPIA, SENIOR AIRMAN, AIR FORCE

DEANDRE PAMPLIN, E-4, NAVY

DONALD INGRAM, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

EDUARDO GARZA, SERGEANT, MARINES

EDWARD TUBAO, FIRST SERGEANT, ARMY

ERIC QUILLEN, STAFF SERGEANT, ARMY

EUGENE CARTER, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

EUSEO GUZMAN, MM3, NAVY

EVERETT BENYARD, CHIEF, NAVY

FIDEL RAMIEREZ, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

FLORENTINO JACA, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

FRANCISCO  VASQUEZ, SERGEANT, MARINES

FRANK FERNANDEZ, CORPORAL MARINES

GARY LEWIS, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

GERARDO ARTEAGA, LANCE CORPORAL, MARINES

GRAHAM MCGRUER, E-6, NAVY

HAI LE, SERGEANT , MARINES

HECTOR FERREL, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY

HECTOR ROMERO, STAFF SERGEANT, ARMY

HOWARD ASBURY, OPERATIONS SPECIALIST FIRST CLASS, NAVY

IGNACIO SANCHEZ, CORPORAL, MARINES

ISMAEL SILVA, E-6, NAVY

JACQUELYN BUTTERIS, MM3, NAVY

JAIME DELLA CHIEF, WARRANT OFFICER, NAVY

JAMES BOLIN, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

JAMES COHEN, E-6, NAVY

JAMES WILBORN, SERGEANT, ARMY

JARROD ORSATT, E-4, MARINES

JASON IVES, CORPORAL, MARINES

JOHN  DUNLAP, SERGEANT, ARMY

JOHN  MAHAN, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

JOHN PLUMMER, GUNNERY SERGEANT, MARINES

JON GOODBAR, TECHNICAL SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

JORGE FELIX, E4, ARMY

JOSE LUNA, SERGEANT, MARINES

JOSE SANCHEZ, SERGEANT, MARINES

JOSEPH MITCHELL, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

JUAN NEVAREZ, CORPORAL, MARINES

JUSTIN GARCIA, STAFF SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

KEVIN KOLE, SPECIALIST, ARMY

KIETH ASKERNEES YEOMAN, E-4, NAVY

KIMBERLY CORTES, MAJOR, AIR FORCE

LILIBETH LAYON, CSW, NAVY

LORIANN TILLMAN, SERGEANT, MARINES

MANUEL MACES, SERGEANT, MARINES

MARCUS DOMINGUEZ, CORPORAL, MARINES

MARIA BALCOS, RN, NAVY

MARK DAVIS, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY

MARK HASSELBLAD, SERGEANT E6, MARINES

MARTIN MORFORD, COMBAT MEDIC SERGEANT, ARMY

MATHEW RICO, E4, MARINES

MICHAEL TEICHNER, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY

MICHAEL ROGGELIN, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

MICHAEL TOWNSEND, E-7, NAVY

MICHAEL KOHLER, GMG1 FIRST CLASS, NAVY

MITCHELL WAGNER, PETTY OFFICER E-4, NAVY

NEIL BOWERS, E-6, NAVY

NICK LEONES, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

OMAR SANCHEZ, SPC, ARMY

PETE CARLOMAGNO, CW4, ARMY

PHILIP BRACAMONTE, SERGEANT, MARINES

QUINTON JACKSON, PH3, NAVY

RAUL RODRIGUEZ, E4, MARINES

RAYMOND NORIEGA, E4, MARINES

RENALDI TOLEDO, FIRST SERGEANT, ARMY

RESTITUTO GALVANTE, E-8, NAVY

REYNALDO ANGELES, E-9, NAVY

REYNALDO MANLANGIT, PO1, NAVY

RICARDO CARRENO, C/O, MARINES

RICHARD BLANDING, BM1(SW), NAVY

RICHARD LUCHT, LIEUTENANT, NAVY

RICK RYBNIKAR, SPC 4, ARMY

ROBERT SANTIAGO, STAFF SERGEANT, MARINES

ROBERT SORIANO, E-6, NAVY

ROBERT LONGWORTH, MM3, NAVY

RONILA IVORY, FC1, NAVY

SAMUEL RAWLS, PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS, NAVY

SAMUEL LARA, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

SCOTT STEADMAN , CORPORAL, MARINES

SEAN  MASTERSON, SERGEANT, ARMY

STEPHEN LEE, CAPTAIN, NAVY

THOMAS MARTINEZ, GUNNERY SERGEANT, MARINES

TIMOTHY PICKERING, E-5, NAVY

TOM ELARD, MSG, MARINES

TOMMY SOTO, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

TONY ALVAREZ, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

TROY THOMISON, LANCE CORPORAL, MARINES

TROY JEFFERIES, AZ1, NAVY

TYLER BOSPFLUG, E5, MARINES

VALERIE GRIGGS, E-4, ARMY

VERN GARCIA, MSG, ARMY

VIRGINIA JOYNER, SPECIALIST 4, ARMY

WILLIAM WARD, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY

WILLIAM STUTZMAN, TECHNICAL STAFF SERGEANT, AIR FORCE

WILLIAM BORBON, SERGEANT, MARINES

WILLIE GILLIS, HTC, NAVY

WILLIE BRUNNER, CORPORAL, ARMY

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit California organization. The Memorial is owned by the Federal Government and maintained by the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association. The Memorial Association receives no funding from the Federal Government.

For information about the Mt. Soledad Memorial, please visit: www.soledadMemorial.com
To learn more about RJDCF veteran staff memorial project, please contact Robert Brown, Community Resource Manager at (619) 661-8654 or by email at Robert.brown3@cdcr.ca.gov For more information about CDCR, please contact Albert Rivas, Chief, Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950 or email Albert.Rivas@cdcr.ca.gov



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