To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

California National Guardsmen get Honored

I doubt the majority of Californians could located Dixion on a map, but I grew up a stones throw from there. I hope the Dixion community, along with surrounding communities understand the Silver Star with Valor is the THIRD highest medal one can be awarded in the Army and Staff Sergeant Emmett Spraktes of the California National Guard is the FIRST Californian to be awarded the Silver Star with Valor. It is also an honor for the two men from Napa and one man from Sacramento to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the operation. Every Californian should be proud.
For some reason I could not get the video to embed.... so PLEASE go check out the report here. It is worth it.

1 comment:

CI-Roller Dude said...

I know where Dixon is...just don't blink driving through there or you'll miss it.