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By Joe Puglia | November 27, 2008
I hadn’t spoken to Smitty in 37 years. We served in the same regiment in Vietnam. We were friends; but distance and time extinguished that candle. Smitty was a Marine’s Marine, a great officer. For years he had been on my mind; so I called him. We shared our current lives and reminisced about a special Thanksgiving that we enjoyed together in 1970. We agreed that both then and now we had much to be thankful for. This morning I opened my old journal titled “1970” and read my account of that day: “It was Thanksgiving, 1970.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | August 20, 2009
“Billy Pedersen was a scholar, an athlete, an officer and a gentleman,” said Claremont Professor Harry Jaffa in the dedication to “The Conditions of Freedom.” Jaffa was a mentor and a friend to Pedersen. Both Jaffa and Pedersen shared a love of cycling. Billy Pedersen rode the entire West Coast twice, from La Cañada to Grant’s Pass, Ore., and then back down again. Jaffa was impressed and called Pedersen “one of the golden lads of who A.E. Housman wrote, who went to war, not gaily, but without a doubt that freedom and duty spoke with a single voice.
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By Joe Puglia | March 11, 2014
In December 1970, 280,000 American troops remained in Vietnam. The scuttlebutt at Khe Shan, the isolated outpost eight miles from the Laotian border, was that the war was winding down. No one actually believed that. The Marines were supporting combat operations in preparation for a major offensive by South Vietnamese troops (ARVAN). The plan, Operation Lam Son 719, was to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos and halt enemy troops and supplies infiltrating the South. This time we wouldn't be going since the Cooper Church amendment forbid any American forces in Laos and Cambodia.
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By Ralph Saenz | August 26, 2004
One of the most pleasurable smells in life is the one that comes from the interior of a new car. It is the odor of something fresh, something that is so new that it has never been used before. The La Cañada High Class of 1965 experienced something even better than a new car. That class not only had the unusual distinction of being the first graduating class at the high school, but as juniors were among the first students to attend the new facility. "It was different. Everything smelled so clean,'' remembers Harlan Updegraff, who now lives in Concord, near the city of San Francisco.
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By Joe Puglia | November 27, 2008
I hadn’t spoken to Smitty in 37 years. We served in the same regiment in Vietnam. We were friends; but distance and time extinguished that candle. Smitty was a Marine’s Marine, a great officer. For years he had been on my mind; so I called him. We shared our current lives and reminisced about a special Thanksgiving that we enjoyed together in 1970. We agreed that both then and now we had much to be thankful for. This morning I opened my old journal titled “1970” and read my account of that day: “It was Thanksgiving, 1970.
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