By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice honored


Last updated 6/1/2021 at 8:47pm | View PDF

WHS yearbook, courtesy Wasco Historical Society

World War I soldier Frank Ratzlaff.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in the month of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and remembers all men and women who have died in military service for the United States.

Memorial Day is also celebrated at cemeteries throughout the country with flag raising and the reading of names of military personnel who have died in the line of duty.

The Wasco Cemetery will be holding a drive-thru Memorial Day event on Monday, May 28. Everyone is invited to join military personnel at the cemetery at 9 a.m.

WHS yearbook, courtesy Wasco Historical Society

World War I draftee Rescue Helicopter Pilot. (First Kern County casualty of the Vietnam War). #3. Clayton Fannin always wanted to be in the military. He is a graduate of West Point Academy. #4. Bob Klassen, Class of 1944. #5.Orval Lorimore, Class of 1942. #6. Robert Terry, Class of 1940. #7. Charles Borjon, Class of 1942. #8. Lt. George Terry (year unknown). #9. Ensign John Gafner, Class of 1945. #10. Ernest Henke, died Jan. 10, 1946.


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