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2019 Memorial Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Veterans Park- Knickerbocker and Highway

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Skyline Drive
Fri May 24 2019, 06:26AM Email Thread Print View

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday to remember the people who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. On Monday, May 27, the American Legion Post 584 and Big Bear Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 1038 host a program commemorating the sacrifices of military personnel.

The 2019 Memorial Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Guest speakers include Big Bear Lake mayor Randall Putz, County 3rd District field representative Jim Miller and State Asemblyman Jay Obernolte.

Keynote speaker is Major Kurtis Kjobech of the Marine Tactics and Operation Group Training Command in Twentynine Palms. Kjobech is a native of California and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2001. He reported for duty May 2004 as the assistant intelligence officer at Twentynine Palms.

He has served at Quantico and in Japan, and was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Kjobech was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal two times, the Navy and Marine Corpos Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Devie and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Kjobech returned to Twentynine Palms in 2018 to serve as the Intelligence Division Officer-in-charge for the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group.

The public is invited to join veterans and families of service personnel, past and present to participate in the procession and ceremony at Veterans Park in Big Bear Lake, as well as the traditional decorating a flag-draped casket with flowers.

Musical performers are members of Voice Male & the Chick-a-Pellas — Alli Grabe, Delia Haston, Maggie Kubeja and Trinity Lowe, directed by Diane Sloan Kubeja. The Big Bear high school students will perform the National Anthem, “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.”

Veterans Park is at the corner of Big Bear Boulevard and Knickerbocker Road, Big Bear Lake.

The American Legion hosts a barbecue at the Legion hall immediately following the ceremony. American Legion Post No. 584 is at 41606 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake.


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Skyline Drive
Fri May 24 2019, 07:48AM

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1st Lt. Jared Landaker Today would have been 38 years old

Feb 15, 2007

Died Feb. 7, 2007, in Iraq. The Marine and Big Bear City resident was born May 3, 1981 in Madera, Calif., to Joe and Laura Landaker. The family moved to Big Bear when Jared was one month old. Jared lived his entire life in Big Bear, attending North Shore and Big Bear elementary schools, Big Bear Middle School and graduated from Big Bear High School in 1999. He played baseball and football at Big Bear High School and earned All-CIF honors. Jared earned his degree in physics at the University of LaVerne in 2003, playing baseball in college during his sophomore year. Between his junior and senior year in college, Jared decided to join the Marine Corps. His decision came after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He graduated from basic training in Quantico, Va., as a squad commander and attended flight school in Pensacola, Fla. He chose to fly CH-46 helicopters. He deployed to Iraq in August 2006 and flew rescue and medical missions.

Jared is survived by his parents, Joe and Laura Landaker of Big Bear City, his brother, Jason and sister-in-law Christina of Big Bear City; grandparents Myrle and Dorothy Clifton of Big Bear City; and nieces and nephews Ashley, Joseph, Sarah and Trevor Landaker of Big Bear City. Jared is also survived by his uncles Mark Clifton of Penn Valley, Calif., Randy Clifton of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Jerry Landaker of Phoenix, Ariz.; aunts Joanne Kelley of Monrovia, Calif., and Stephanie Fincham of Big Bear City; cousins Scott Clifton of Hollister, Calif., Steve Clifton of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jamie Payne of Glendora, Joel Kelley of Eagle Rock, Traci, Sean and Lisa Kelley of Monrovia, and Heather and Layne Clifton of Penn Valley, Calif.

A memorial service is tentatively planned for Saturday, Feb. 17, in Big Bear. Burial services will be at Riverside National Cemetery and are tentatively planned for Monday, Feb. 19.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Jared Landaker memorial fund at First Mountain Bank in the Interlaken Center. Donations will be forwarded to the Wounded Warriors, which supports wounded soldiers upon their return from Iraq.


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SERVICE OVERVIEW
Name Louis Ridings
Date Born October 10, 1941
From San Bernardino County, California
War Vietnam War
Service Branch US Army
Rank Staff Sergeant
Specialty Light Weapons Infantry
Service Group 25th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, A Company
Date Death May 23, 1966
Cause of Death Died through non-hostile action
ORIGINS and HISTORY
Louis Ridings was born on October 10, 1941. According to our records California was his home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Big Bear Lake listed as the city and San Bernardino County included within the archival record.
SERVICE DETAILS
He had enlisted in the Army. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. He began his tour on April 17, 1966. He had the rank of Staff Sergeant. Occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantry. Service number was 19694901. Served with 25th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, A Company.
CASUALTY CIRCUMSTANCES
Ridings experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on May 23, 1966. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Died through non-hostile action". Incident location: South Vietnam, Kontum province.
REMEMBERED and MEMORIALS
Louis is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 07e, Line 105.
AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS
Listed below are some of the awards, medals and commendations that Louis Ridings either received or may have been qualified for.
★ Combat Infantryman Badge
★ National Defense Service Medal
★ Vietnam Campaign Medal
★ Vietnam Service Medal
★ Distinguished Unit Citation
★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
★ Good Conduct Medal


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SERVICE OVERVIEW
Name Robert Leslie Pearcy
Date Born January 20, 1950
From San Bernardino County, California
War Vietnam War
Service Branch US Marine Corps
Rank Private First Class
Specialty Rifleman
Service Group 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Recon Battalion, D Company
Date Death June 4, 1969
Cause of Death Hostile, Killed in Action
Notable Awards
★ Purple Heart
ORIGINS and HISTORY
Robert Leslie Pearcy was born on January 20, 1950. According to our records California was his home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Big Bear Lake listed as the city and San Bernardino County included within the archival record.
SERVICE DETAILS
He had enlisted in the Marine Corps. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. He began his tour on December 10, 1968. He had the rank of Private First Class. Occupation or specialty was Rifleman. Service number was 2414696. Served with 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Recon Battalion, D Company.
CASUALTY CIRCUMSTANCES
Pearcy experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on June 4, 1969. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Died through hostile action, explosive device". Incident location: South Vietnam, Quang Tri province.
REMEMBERED and MEMORIALS
Robert is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 23w, Line 67.
AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS
Listed below are some of the awards, medals and commendations that Robert Leslie Pearcy either received or may have been qualified for.
★ Purple Heart
★ Combat Action Ribbon
★ National Defense Service Medal
★ Vietnam Campaign Medal
★ Vietnam Service Medal
★ Distinguished Unit Citation
★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
★ Good Conduct Medal
★ Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal


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Ray Edward Moran Jr

Ray Edward Moran Jr is among the 33,270 American Gold Star casualties recorded in our archive with close ties to California.
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SERVICE OVERVIEW
Name Ray Edward Moran Jr
Date Born November 26, 1946
From San Bernardino County, California
War Vietnam War
Service Branch US Army
Rank Specialist Four
Specialty Single-Rotor Turbine Observation Utility Helicopter Repairman
Service Group 1st Cav Division, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Trp C
MIA Status Declared Dead while Missing
Date Death August 9, 1967
Cause of Death Hostile Died While Missing, Air Loss Crash - Land, Helicopter - Crew
Notable Awards
★ Purple Heart
ORIGINS and HISTORY
Ray Edward Moran Jr was born on November 26, 1946. According to our records California was his home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Big Bear Lake listed as the city and San Bernardino County included within the archival record.
SERVICE DETAILS
He was drafted into the Army. Entered via Selective Service. Served during the Vietnam War. He began his tour on November 24, 1966. He had the rank of Specialist Four. Occupation or specialty was Single-Rotor Turbine Observation Utility Helicopter Repairman. Service number was 56686248. Served with 1st Cav Division, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, Trp C.
CASUALTY CIRCUMSTANCES
Moran was reported missing and ultimately declared dead on August 9, 1967. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Hostile Died While Missing, Air Loss Crash - Land, Helicopter - Crew". Incident location: South Vietnam, Quang Ngai province.
REMEMBERED and MEMORIALS
Ray Edward Moran Jr is buried or memorialized at Memory Garden Memorial Park, Brea, California.
Ray is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 24e, Line 96.
AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS
Listed below are some of the awards, medals and commendations that Ray Edward Moran Jr either received or may have been qualified for.
★ Purple Heart
★ Combat Infantryman Badge
★ National Defense Service Medal
★ Vietnam Campaign Medal
★ Vietnam Service Medal
★ Distinguished Unit Citation
★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
★ Good Conduct Medal


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Name Donald Nathaniel Cooper
Date Born April 23, 1945
From San Bernardino County, California
War Vietnam War
Service Branch US Marine Corps
Rank Corporal
Service Group III Marine Amphibious Force, 1st MAW, HMM 262
Date Death February 28, 1968
Cause of Death Hostile, Killed in Action
Notable Awards
★ Purple Heart
ORIGINS and HISTORY
Donald Nathaniel Cooper was born on April 23, 1945. According to our records California was his home or enlistment state. Furthermore, we have Big Bear Lake listed as the city and San Bernardino County included within the archival record.
SERVICE DETAILS
He had enlisted in the Marine Corps. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. He began his tour on February 9, 1968. He had the rank of Corporal. Service number was 2241658. Served with III Marine Amphibious Force, 1st MAW, HMM 262.
CASUALTY CIRCUMSTANCES
Cooper experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on February 28, 1968. Recorded circumstances attributed to: "Died through hostile action, air crash on land". Incident location: Ch-46d 153360 crash, South Vietnam, Quang Tri province.
REMEMBERED and MEMORIALS
Donald is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 41e, Line 62.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Battle of Khe Sanh was conducted in northwestern Quaag Tri Province, South Vietnam with roots in 1967, and extending viciously throughout 1968. It was the longest, deadliest and most controversial battle of the Vietnam War.

During the battle, a massive aerial bombardment campaign (Operation Niagara) was launched by the United States. Over 100,000 tons of bombs. Five tons of bombs for every one of the 20,000 NVA soldiers in the fight. President Johnson was determined to hold Khe Sanh at all costs. The jungles surrounding Khe Sanh were burned and bombed barren and Khe Sanh became the major news headline coming out of Vietnam in late March 1968. The cost on American lives lost has been estimated to be around 1000 with NVA loses ten times that number.
AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS
Listed below are some of the awards, medals and commendations that Donald Nathaniel Cooper either received or may have been qualified for.
★ Purple Heart
★ Combat Action Ribbon
★ National Defense Service Medal
★ Vietnam Campaign Medal
★ Vietnam Service Medal
★ Distinguished Unit Citation
★ Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
★ Good Conduct Medal
★ Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal


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