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CURRENT EVENTS

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The Blue Star Moms set out a flag and photo for each Californian who was killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. September 11, 2021.

Members of Chapter 33-7 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association ended their 2021 "Poker Run" at the museum on Saturday, October 2 and held a barbecue. 

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Benson Nickel, our ten-year-old docent, presented Austin Webb with a military dog tag with Austin's name, birthdate, Museum of the Forgotten Warriors, and birthday greeting on it celebrating Austin's 90th birthday on November 16.

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This Shishi dog or Shisa was recently donated by Air Force retiree Bill Drake of Yuba City. A Shisa is a traditional Ryukyuan cultural artifact and decoration derived from Chinese guardian lions. It was obtained from Okinawa and sat in Bill's yard for many years. July 24, 2021.

The base of this Shishi dog bears the shield of Strategic Air Command. July 24, 2021.

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Museum board members and country music stars Bert Johnson and Tony Pinto jamming' in the museum library. September 26, 2021.

Mike O'Connor visited the museum on August 21, 2021, as a guest of curator Don Schrader. Mike is a graduate of Wheatland High School. He has 1,800 hours of combat flight experience as a warrant officer helicopter pilot with the Army in Vietnam. He was a POW for five and one-half years, a portion of which was in Plantation and the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." In recognition of his service, he was awarded a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, and fifty-four air medals. To view a recent interview at Beale AFB, google Mike O'Connor Hanoi Hilton.

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Captain Phil Steck posing next to a manikin wearing his Air Force officer's club party flight suit on May 15, 2021. This was the uniform to be worn in the O' Club when he was stationed in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The admiral's cover belongs to his brother who found it in a military surplus store and aways wore it on board his private boat.