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Pictorial | Farewell for fallen soldier Marine Gunnery Sergeant Diego Pongo

Pictorial | Farewell for fallen soldier Marine Gunnery Sergeant Diego Pongo

At 9:55 am, my wife and I parked our truck just West of Yosemite Avenue.  As we sat there and wondered how long the line was as we could not see the end of the line going West on L.A Avenue; as we were taking photographs and conversing with the neighbors in the cars a […]

The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial travels to Moorpark College:  A Veterans’ Tribute

The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial travels to  Moorpark College:  A Veterans’ Tribute

The Moorpark College Veterans Resource Center proudly hosts The Eyes of Freedom:  Lima Company Memorial, life-size portraits of the 23 fallen Marines of Columbus, Ohio-based Lima Company 3/25 – one of the hardest hit units in Operation Iraqi Freedom.1   The nationally travelling art exhibit honors the memories and sacrifice of those who serve to protect […]

A Tribute That Will Never Cease

A Tribute That Will Never Cease

This is an amazing tribute that had been fashioned by a company based, not in New York City where the twin towers came down, but in St. Louis. Yet the people who worked there were still deeply affected by the events of that September morning.  We all were wounded.  Yes, some more than others.  The […]

Rest in Eternal Peace Bobby Chacon — You’re home now, my Brother

Rest in Eternal Peace Bobby Chacon — You’re home now,  my Brother

A tribute by: Armando Vazquez                                                    My compadre, the great boxer Bobby Chacon, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 according to news reports. We had long lost touch with one another. At […]

Tributes to former First Lady at Reagan Library

Tributes to former First Lady at Reagan Library

By Marc Langsam Just got back from the Reagan Library – Early in the day so not many floral tributes for former First Lady Reagan, who died this morning at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Reagan Library is temporarily closed but foot access […]

I fought for you

I fought for you

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The Blessing of Fatherhood

The Blessing of Fatherhood

By: Armando Vazquez My father, Pedro Serratos Vazquez, was by any standard a great man, a caring loving father, a devoted husband and a loyal servant to relatives and countless extended village friends from Mexico that depended on him for his unwavering help, gringo dollars, and assistance to get them all to El Norte. My […]