The Hunter Family, disenrolled from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians after over 200 years of living in the Temecula area have many veterans who served, or are serving in our military.
Once the Pechanga Resort & Casino opened, corruption lead to exterminating these veterans from their membership rolls and history.
On this Memorial Day, which is meant to honor fallen servicemen, I wanted to honor my relations who served our country, while not giving their last full measure and give our readers the opportunity to do the same in the comments by sharing your veterans name..
Pechanga Veterans of the Hunter Family
We salute our Pechanga Veterans for your courage, honor and commitment.
Cuevas, Felipe - Army
Cuevas, David - Army
Cuevas, Thomas - Army
Vasquez, Robert - Navy
Harris, William - Air Force
Miller, Dario - Army
Miller, John D - Navy
Miller, Louie - Army
Poole, Mary Ann - Navy - Husband Paul A. Poole served in the US Navy.
Poole, Gregory - Navy
Smith, Matilda - Army - Husband Frank Smith served in the Air Force.
Smith, Frank - Air Force
Smith, Ernest - Navy
Tavizon, Ernest - Army
Madariaga, Lawrence - Army
Madariaga, Thomas - Navy
Victor J. Jeffredo - Air Force
Mong, Wayne - Army
Mong, Glenn - Army
Poole, Brian - Air Force (active duty)
I'm sure I've missed a few. Thank you to all Pechanga people who have served. And shame on the Pechanga Tribal Council for staining the memory of these fine people above.
We should honor their memory (and those still living) with our courage to maintain this fight to regain what is rightfully ours.
FEEL FREE TO Add your veteran's name in the comments. THANK YOU TO ALL who served.