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Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:01



The center stone, which is the foundation for the flagpole at the new Castro Valley Veterans Memorial, is engraved with Castro Valley members of the military who were killed in action.

By Robert Souza

The Castro Valley VFW is looking for the names of local members of the military who were killed in action to be incorporated into the newly created Veterans Memorial.


“Public records are limited, so a lot of information is not available,” said VFW member Tony


Lindsey. He is hopeful that any Castro Valley families who have lost a relative in any of the nation’s wars will notify the local VFW post so that an engraved name can be placed on the center stone of the memorial free of charge.


The center stone, where the names of those who died in action are displayed, is the base for the memorial’s American Flag. The memorial is located in the Castro Valley Community Park on Lake Chabot Road.


Eighteen names, from the wars in Vietnam and Iraq have been placed so far, but there is room to accommodate 54.


“We just want to be able to remember them and honor their sacrifice,” Lindsey said.


If you know someone from Castro Valley who lost a friend or family member during any war, contact the VFW with the information by visiting www.CVVM.info or by calling Tony Lindsey at 510-468-9942.



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