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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Gen. William J. Begert as New Board Member

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Gen. William J. Begert as New Board Member

SANTA BARBARA — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes Gen. William J. Begert to the Board of Directors. Begert bring years of experience in the United States Air Force to the board. Begert graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1968 and served until his retirement in 2004. Throughout his service, he flew...
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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Dennis Peterson as Chairman of the Wings of Honor Committee

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Dennis Peterson as Chairman of the Wings of Honor Committee

SANTA BARBARA — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation welcomes Dennis Peterson as Chairman of the Wings of Honor Committee. He brings his years of experience in the business sector as well as service in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War to the committee. Peterson is President of The Laurel Company and Managing Member of American...
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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Dennis Merenbach as New Board Member

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Dennis Merenbach as New Board Member

SANTA BARBARA — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes Dennis Merenbach to the Board of Directors. Merenbach served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington state and was assigned to the combat engineers, spending most of his time as an instructor in mine warfare, booby-traps and demolition. He...
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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation ‘Takes the Helm’ of Fourth of July Parade

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation ‘Takes the Helm’ of Fourth of July Parade

SANTA BARBARA — The 54th Annual Fourth of July Parade is now in the hands of Santa Barbara’s Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF). PCVF is responsible for many veteran-related events throughout the year, including the Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade, the Military Ball, Memorial Day Ceremony as well as other events honoring our local veterans...
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July 6 — D-Day Remembrance Lunch & Program

July 6 — D-Day Remembrance Lunch & Program

SANTA BARBARA — Join Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) for a special event to remember D-Day. Several local veterans who were involved in D-Day will be honored at the luncheon. The program will feature a screening of one episode of “Band of Brothers,” the HBO mini-series about the story of Easy Company of the...
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Luncheon Remembers Veterans of The Great War in Honor of WWI 100th Anniversary

Luncheon Remembers Veterans of The Great War in Honor of WWI 100th Anniversary

SANTA BARBARA — To commemorate the veterans of the first World War and the war’s 100th Anniversary, the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) and the Channel City Club co-hosted a luncheon, “Over There: WWI 100 Years On,” April 12 at the Fess Parker a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. Following welcome comments by Brian Robertson,...
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May 29 — Memorial Day Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery

May 29 — Memorial Day Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery

SANTA BARBARA — This Memorial Day, join the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) at the Santa Barbara Cemetery as we remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will include a patriotic program featuring the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, and keynote speech from featured guest, Captain Charlie Plumb. Code...
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Current and Former Fighter Pilots Meet for Luncheon at Birnam Wood Golf Club

Current and Former Fighter Pilots Meet for Luncheon at Birnam Wood Golf Club

SANTA BARBARA — Seventeen pilots, current and former, came together at Birnam Wood Golf Club for a luncheon in February to bond over stories of flying and catch up on the latest in military and aviation. Coordinated by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation, the luncheons have been occurring several times a year for more...
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SB Resident Col. Phil Conran Inducted into the Fordham University Military and New York City ROTC Hall of Fame

SB Resident Col. Phil Conran Inducted into the Fordham University Military and New York City ROTC Hall of Fame

SANTA BARBARA — Col. Phil Conran (USAF, ret) is one of three new inductees into the Fordham University Military and New York City ROTC Hall of Fame. Inductees are honored based on their contributions through active or reserve components of the armed forces; by being highly decorated for wartime actions; or for exceptional achievement...
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Local Military Historian’s Research Results in Posthumous Legion of Valor Enrollment

Local Military Historian’s Research Results in Posthumous Legion of Valor Enrollment

Research conducted by Adam Lewis, local historian for the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF), has resulted in the posthumous enrollment of Frank Robert McCrary into the Legion of Valor. Lewis retired this year from his position as a PCVF board member. “We appreciate Adam for his unwavering support of America’s active military and its...
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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Joseph S. Hardin. Jr. as New Board Member

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Joseph S. Hardin. Jr. as New Board Member

CENTRAL COAST — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes Joseph S. Hardin, Jr. to the Board of Directors. Hardin brings many years of leadership experience in the military, corporate America and nonprofit organizations. Hardin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science. He served four years in the Army,...
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April 12 — Story of Local Doughboy Will Come to Life at WWI Luncheon Hosted by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and Channel City Club

April 12 — Story of Local Doughboy Will Come to Life at WWI Luncheon Hosted by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and Channel City Club

Re-enactor Damian Stellabott depicting Pvt. John Thomas Hall. The account of John Thomas Hall – one of at least 61 men from Santa Barbara County who died during World War I – will be retold on April 12 at a unique remembrance in honor of the centennial of The Great War. “Over There –...
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April 12 — “Over There – WWI 100 Years On”

April 12 — “Over There – WWI 100 Years On”

“Over There – WWI 100 Years On” Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation & The Channel City Club The Channel City Club, in collaboration with the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation, presents “Over There – WWI 100 Years On,” a luncheon commemorating the veterans of the First World War and the War’s 100th anniversary. WWI affected all...
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Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attacks at Event Hosted by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attacks at Event Hosted by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

SANTA BARBARA — The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a free community ceremony at the Santa Barbara Airport on Dec. 7. About 150 people attended the event to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Santa Barbara Airport was chosen as the event site because...
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Birnam Wood Golf Club Raises $250,000 for Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at Veterans Day Golf Tournament

Birnam Wood Golf Club Raises $250,000 for Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at Veterans Day Golf Tournament

MONTECITO — The Birnam Wood Golf Club raised more than $250,000 for the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at their second annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament held Friday. The funds raised will support the UC Santa Barbara Veterans Resource Center, which helps veterans adjust to civilian life on campus. The Center also connects them to resources...
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