MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS IN OUR AREA: REMEMBER OUR HIGH DESERT SOLDIERS

By: Simone Graham – Editor HDG: Superintendent Lovingood: Please join in honoring and praying for our fallen veterans at one of the many Memorial Day services taking place Monday in our district.

  1. Victor Valley Memorial Park Memorial Day Service – Victorville, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Service at 9 a.m.
  2. Desert View Memorial Park – Hesperia, Memorial Day   a.m.
  3. Phelan Pinon Hills CSD – Phelan, Traveling Memorial Wall, 4176 Warbler Road, Phelan, 10 a.m. ceremony
  4. VFW Post 9415 – Phelan, Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m.
  5. Wrightwood Memorial Day Ceremony, Veterans Memorial, 1274 Evergreen Road, 11 a.m.
  6. Oro Grande Cemetery, Memorial Day Flag Hoist and Prayer, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  7. Sunset Hills Memorial Park – Apple Valley, Memorial Day Service, 12 p.m.
  8. American Legion Post 751 – Newberry Springs, Memorial Day Gathering, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Let us take a moment to remember these brave High Desert soldiers who lost their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. To all our veterans, we honor and thank you.

  • Marine Lance Cpl. William J. Wiscowiche, Victorville; March 30, 2004; Anbar Province, Iraq.
  • Army Sgt. Armando Hernandez, Hesperia; Aug. 1, 2004; Samarra, Iraq.
  • Marine Pfc. Kenneth Lee Sickels, Apple Valley; Sept. 27, 2004; Anbar Province, Iraq.
  • Army Cpl. Dale E. Fracker Jr., Apple Valley; Nov. 24, 2004; Afghanistan.
  • Army Sgt. Maj. Robert D. O’Dell, Apple Valley; Dec. 21, 2004; Mosul, Iraq.
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class James F. Hayes, Barstow; Nov. 6, 2005; Taji, Iraq.
  • Army Spec. Jeffrey G. Roberson, Phelan; Nov. 28, 2006; Logar, Afghanistan.
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Phillip Daugherty, Barstow; July 6, 2007; Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Army Sgt. James K. Healy, Hesperia; Jan. 7, 2008; Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
  • Army Sgt. Guadalupe Cervantes-Ramirez, Fort Irwin; April 23, 2008; Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob I. Ramsey, Hesperia; April 10, 2009; Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Army Sgt. Robert Wayne Crow Jr., Victorville; July 10, 2010; Paktika, Afghanistan.
  • Staff Sgt. Jason Reeves, Apple Valley; December 2010; Gardez District, Afghanistan.
  • Spec. Christopher B. Fishbeck, Victorville; June 6, 2011; Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Spc. Edward J. “Doc” Acosta, Hesperia; March 5, 2012; Wardak province, Afghanistan.
  • Army Sgt. Brian L. Walker, Lucerne Valley; May 14, 2012; Bowri Tana, Afghanistan.
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey C. Baker, Hesperia, May 14, 2013, Sanjaray, Afghanistan

Source: WashingtonPost.com – National / Fallen

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