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

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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.

SPEAKER

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.

 

 

Come one, Come all to our FREE Concert

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Come one, Come all to our FREE Concert!

February 8, 2020

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

St Andrew’s Episcopal Church,

4816 Glen St., La Mesa, CA 91941

You’re invited to come and hear these wonderful and talented musical groups!  Bring your family, neighbors, and friends. You will be highly entertained and delighted by the award-winning San Ysidro High School Mariachi Mitzle and the choir groups at Southwestern College.  It is a wonderful afternoon!

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Massing of the Colors – Oct 12, 2019

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FREE PUBLIC OUTDOOR PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION

The 63rd Annual Massing of the Colors and Service of Remembrance 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park

WE WILL HONOR OUR FLAG AND THOSE WHO SERVE OR HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY, AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY OUTDOOR EVENT WILL FEATURE A PARADE OF COLOR GUARDS FROM CIVIC, MILITARY, VETERANS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, JROTC/ROTC, AND SCOUTING THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!

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Color guard units will report at 9:30AM the morning of event for rehearsal.  Don’t forget to bring your US Flag and unit flag.  If you have any questions you may call/text Debbie (cell) 760-579-8720.