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Remembering WWII Bakersfield veteran E.T. Roberts

(KERO) – It was a moving time for our veterans recently, when World War II Hershel “Woody” Williams received the last surviving Medal of Honor when he died in late June.

His story and many others will come to life in the years to come through the stories and images shown at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

There are 35 images and stories on the walls of the main corridor collected by Zach Coco in his book “WWII Heroes”.

The book, published in 2019, includes the stories of 100 veterans, including ET Roberts of Bakersfield, who passed away in October 2020.

Coco was present at some of the local Honor Fellowships.

ET Roberts was the last survivor of Omaha beach on D-Day, fighting across Europe until Germany surrendered.

And he shared that memory with us in May 2020.

You can find her story in Coco’s book Pictures for Heroes website.

And we have it too ET’s 2019 interview in the Veterans Voice section of our website.

Pinning ceremony at the Solstice Senior Living Community

This week Portrait of a Warrior Gallery has brought its traveling exhibition to veterans living in the Solstice Senior Living Community.

More than two dozen veterans living at the facility attended a pinning event that many residents have never experienced before.

Officials say they are always working on new ways to honor their veterans.

Veterans spouses were also recognized and given a rose.

Honorary Flight Breakfast

The Isabella Lake VFW Post 7665 hosted a monthly Honorary Breakfast Breakfast on Thursday morning at the VFW Hall on Nugget Ave.

It takes place on the second Thursday of each month.

It is an opportunity for our military women in the Kern River Valley to come together for good food and companionship.

Aqua-Nut Divers fundraiser

Aqua-Nut Divers Try Scuba in a Pool will hold its 5th annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 13th.

You can explore the sport of scuba diving in the Bakersfield Racquet Club pool.

It runs from 8 p.m. 5 p.m.

All of the donations help fund the Veterans Empowered Thru Scuba project or “veterinarians,” which helps our warriors cope with PTSD.

A $ 30 donation puts you in the water with professional divers.

Organizers say we lose 18 veterans every day because of suicide.



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