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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 16, 2009
Another year. Another memory. The facts speak for themselves. On July 30, 1945, two months before the end of World War II, the United States Army War Department released a list of awards. The list included the name of a La Cañadan. The young man’s name was Dan Shuler. He lived on Lasheart Drive. He was awarded the Silver Star. The Silver Star is the third highest medal that can be awarded to a soldier. It was awarded to 2d Lt. Daniel Shuler for “gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.
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By Chris Sutton | June 2, 2005
The holiday weekend of Fiesta Days celebration ended Sunday afternoon loudly and lively, with the first offering in this year's Music-in-the-Park series. Terry Walker, Chamber of Commerce president, welcomed everyone and then directed the crowd to look at Los Angeles County Fire Station No. 82's ladder truck, where the American flag hung some 40 feet in the air; the crowd then sang the national anthem. For the tenth year, the music fiesta started with Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries rocking the park with old time rock and roll songs.
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By Anita S. Brenner | October 5, 2011
At sundown, on Friday, Oct. 7, observant Jews will flock to their temples and synagogues to hear the sorrowful chant of the “Kol Nidre.” The services will invoke the traditions of the ancient rabbinical courts. The Kol Nidre begins with a legal formulation, in Aramaic, which serves as the “All rise, the court is now in session....” “In the tribunal of Heaven and the tribunal of earth, by the permission of God - praised be God - and by the permission of this holy congregation, we hold it lawful to pray with transgressors.” What follows is a period of fasting and self-reflection within the communal setting of the congregation.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | June 21, 2007
Since 1775, less than 2500 Marines have received the Silver Star medal. One of them lived right here in La Cañada. His nickname was "Pepper" and he was a Recon Marine. Roy Allen "Pepper" Fryman was born on December 9, 1933. He joined the Marine Corps during the peaceful 1950s. He became a Reconnaissance Marine during those sweet years of peace. Recon Marines undergo special training — they are experts in survival and combat. They study land navigation, communications and anti-terrorism warfare.
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By Rep. David Dreier | May 21, 2009
One of our nation’s most valuable resources is our veterans. They have fought for our country abroad and continued serving here at home. They are woven into the fabric of our nation’s history, and its future, having seen first-hand the events that have shaped our country. In addition to those who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, there are thousands of young veterans from the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. There are common threads to these generations, and great differences too. Their stories and experiences are a part of our history, and must be preserved for future generations.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | December 22, 2010
On Christmas Day in 1934, John P. Washington, the son of Irish immigrants, was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Father John was appointed as a U.S. Army chaplain. He attended chaplaincy school at Harvard with three other chaplains — Rabbi Alexander D. Goode (Jewish), The Reverend George L. Fox (Methodist) and The Reverend Clark V. Poling (Reformed Church in America, Protestant). The four chaplains were soon deployed together. Before he left, Rabbi Goode wrote a quick letter to his wife, Teresa, whom he had known since childhood.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | July 16, 2009
Another year. Another memory. The facts speak for themselves. On July 30, 1945, two months before the end of World War II, the United States Army War Department released a list of awards. The list included the name of a La Cañadan. The young man’s name was Dan Shuler. He lived on Lasheart Drive. He was awarded the Silver Star. The Silver Star is the third highest medal that can be awarded to a soldier. It was awarded to 2d Lt. Daniel Shuler for “gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.
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