Monday, February 20, 2017
Honor A Veteran A Month
Honor a Veteran A Month Program
City Council implemented a new program for 2015, “Honor a Veteran a Month” program. For each month of 2015 a Veteran will be selected and recognized at a City Council meeting.  A biography and photo of the selected Veteran will be on display throughout the month at City Hall for residents to view. We are proud to highlight such important members of our community who have sacrificed so much for our country. For more information, please visit our website at or contact Jason Ward at 890-4282.

The Nomination Process
The community is encouraged to submit nominations to honor a Veteran that has lived in Stanton. The guidelines below can assist you while applying,  Please include:
 • A brief history of the nominee’s service. Include any locations, dates and other relevant information.
 • Any campaigns, battles or other actions he or she participated in.
 • Any medals, awards and recognition the nominee received as well as any civilian service.
 • Contact information for the nominee and/or family member.

You can begin the nomination process by sending the above information to:
City of Stanton
Attn: Honor a Veteran Program
7800 Katella Avenue
Stanton, CA 90680

 Month Name  Biography (To read the full Biography Click on the Link Below)
 January  John Doogan  John Doogan joined the United States Coast Guard on November 1st, 1966.
 February  Ed Royce, Sr.  Ed Royce, Sr. is a Veteran of WWII and served  in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946.
 March  Jim Nelson  Jim Nelson entered active duty with the U.S. Navy in January 1954.
 April  Al Ethans Al Ethans served our great country for 7 years, 11 months and 20 days
 May  Robert Green Mr. Green enlisted on July 8, 1956 with the California Army National Guard  
 June  Frank Portillo Mr. Portillo was 17 years of age, and enlisted prior to being drafted
 July Walter L. Hughes Mr. Hughes joined the 7th Calvary Regiment in September, 1946.
 August  Charles Cargo After graduating from Magnolia High School, he enlisted in the Army and was sent off to fight in the Vietnam War.
 September  Annette Cox Ms. Cox’s dream came true as she enlisted into the United States Army.  
 October  Joshua Costa In 2005, Mr. Costa was sent oversees to fight the war in the West Al-Rasheed District of Baghdad, Iraq also known as Operation Iraqi Enduring Freedom.
 November  C. Ivan Ashbaugh Ivan Ashbaugh attended the University of Texas, Austin, on a Navy ROTC Scholarship.  Upon graduation in 1960 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering, he was commissioned Ensign.
 December  Ken Ash Mr. Ash graduated from Lindenhurst High School, Long Island, New York on Saturday, June 21, 1963 and was in Navy boot camp at Great lakes, Illinois 1 week later on June 28, 1963. 
December  Johnny L. Grubbs Mr. Grubb’s was born February 29, 1940 in Waurika Oklahoma.  He moved to Texas when he was twelve years old and joined the Navy in 1957, at the young age of seventeen.
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