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Legion appreciates Manteca support of World War II honor panels project
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Among Mantecas World War II veterans are, back row from left, back row, Frank Mendes, Bill Evans, Leo Richetta, Sam Bologna, Edward Gudgell, Ramon Gonsalez, Tony Rocha, and Bob Borvath. Back row; Norman Handley, Al Cardoza , Paul Valverde, Feed Chino Villanueva, Donald Liggett, and Frank Daines. - photo by Photo Contributed

The McFall-Grisham, American Legion Post 249 of Manteca would like to publicly thank our community for your support in raising the monies needed to make the World War II Honor Roll panels. 

Our Post was blessed by the outpouring of support and the generous contributors, both individuals and businesses that supported this event.  Our committee members, Rocky Wilson, George Terry, Jack White and Mike Dillman worked tirelessly to get the dinner off the ground and gather items for the raffle and silent auction.

We would like to thank the Manteca Senior Center for the use of the hall for the event. Thank you to Tim Wilson of Tim2DJ Service TNT, who donated his time and equipment and acted as DJ and MC for the evening.  Thank you to our Post 249 Ladies Auxiliary for decorating the hall and helping out with tickets.  Thank you to Joe Waltman (Touch of Class Catering) for donating his services to cater the event for us.  The food was outstanding.  Thank you to all our Post members that served with set up and clean up and working where ever they were needed.  This was truly a group effort.  A large thank you goes to the Manteca Bulletin for doing the articles that promoted the event.  They did an outstanding job of getting the word out to the community.

We are hoping to have the panels completed so that they may be put on display for the Memorial Day event at Woodward Park.  We encourage our community to attend the Memorial Day Event at Woodward Park and come by and see the panels.  Lastly, we would like to thank all area residents who served in the military during WWII.  It was an honor to have the surviving WWII vets and their families attend the fundraiser.