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Open to the Public – FREE

San Diego Chapter  The Military Order of the World Wars Presents 65th Massing of the Colors and Service of Remembrance

Saturday, October 16, 2021

10:30 – 11:30 AM

U.S. Army of the West Mormon Battalion Historic Site, 2510 Juan Street, San Diego

Keynote speaker: BGen Paul Lebidine, USMC Ret

2021 MOC Flyer

Watch the 2020 MOC Ceremony

The Military Order of the World Wars
Established in 1926 – 94 Years
presents the
This ceremony honors the flag of the United States of America and those living and dead who have gallantly struggled to preserve it.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Memorial Park
San Diego, California
RADM John “Mac” McLaughlin, USNR (Ret), President and CEO, USS Midway Museum

Not open to the public in person due to coronavirus health restrictions.

Watch the ceremony live-streamed on

MOWW: “Serving Youth, Community, and Nation” since 1919

SDVC Massing of the Colors 2020 Announcement

February 24th – Bob Chicca speaker, former USS Pueblo POW


Monday,  Feb 24th 

Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us!

See you at Anchors Conference Center on Monday, Feb 24th from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $18.00. (Pay the Chapter in the luncheon room: Cash or Check accepted) Enjoy a little fellowship, partake in a marvelous luncheon buffet with all the fixings, and learn more about Bob Chicca’s experience as a POW on the USS Pueblo.

Anchors Conference Center & Catering is located at 2375 Recreational Way, Bldg 3210, San Diego, CA 92136 (National City) DIRECTIONS: The Anchors Catering and Conference Center is conveniently right off I-5 in San Diego on Main St. and the east side of Navy Base San Diego, 200 feet outside Gate 32, at Main St. and Yama St.


Bob Chicca

Bob Chicca was one of the 83 crewmen aboard the USS Pueblo when it was captured by the North Koreans in January 1968.  One crew member was killed in the capture and Bob was severely wounded. The crew spent just under a year in North Korea enduring deplorable conditions and unspeakable brutality.  Bob was awarded The Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Navy Commendation Medal all with combat V’s, and the POW medal along with many other awards for his leadership and resistance.  The USS Pueblo is moored in Pyongyang, North Korea, and is open to the public as a museum. It was never decommissioned and is the only US ship being held by a hostile nation. Bob now lives in Bonita, CA with his wife, Vanessa.