We brought you the story last year about how The Pechanga Resort and Casino mistreated a group of Vietnam era motorcyclists
Several Vietnam Veterans went to Pechanga Casino today on their motorcycles for the advertised event "Vets Eat Free" at the buffet. They called in advance to make sure they could wear their Vietnam Vet patches on their vests and were given approval.
Security pulled them out of line and told them to leave. They did not want "bikers" at the buffet and they would be arrested for trespassing. The vets explained that they had called in advance. Security allowed them to eat, with a guard present, and then made them leave the casino premises
Funny how Pechanga doesn't have an issue with their own thuggish bikers who bring Mongols onto the reservation who are friends with one you will find on Megan's Law.......hmmm, Mongols OK......veterans..no way.
Temecula Patch has the story again
"That's understandable, sometimes they crack down," Ingersoll said. "But Pechanga has no signs or anything. They can profile, pick and choose who they don't want to come in. This happened last year, and I'm still waiting to hear from the tribal council."
"The outcome was they ignored us," Ingersoll said. "Now with Veterans day coming around again a lot of people have been asking me about what happened. Well, this is what happened - they ignored us."
Not surprising, Chairman Macarro doesn't live on the rez and only comes to the Government Center which is 250 feet inside the guard shack, when he has to, which isn't often, as the tribe, outside of custom and tradition, has only had three meetings this year.
Here is from a Temecula Patch commenter Anotherview, which gives his "view" of Veterans: Odiously, he throws his status as a military veteran in the face of others, to cow them to accept his view. He renders himself an embarrassment to modest veterans who know the value of their service while having no need to broadcast it. He should consider closing his mouth, and conform to the sensible rules in place for the benefit of all
As to their own veterans, they treated them just as shabbily, they scrubbed their website of Pechanga veterans's which we wrote about.
That should raise some bile about going to their buffet on Veterans Day, don't you think? Veterans should STAY AWAY from Pechanga.
Read about ONE PECHANGA VETERAN, who they posthumously stripped of citizenship. The cabin he helped build in 1957 is still standing.