Greetings to all from the San Francisco Bay Area. CA-3 continues to meet monthly via Zoom meetings, hosted by Marine Corps parents Elaine Vallecillo-Miller and Greg Miller. Our normal meeting location is still operating under restrictions. However, we plan to meet in person in October, following all required protocol for the Bay Area.
In addition to our monthly Zoom meetings, CA-3 also keeps in touch via weekly emails.
This has been a quiet quarter for CA-3.
On the 2nd of August, CA-3 member Carolina Rudisel attended the promotion ceremony for her daughter, Dominique, who is currently on active duty, at the time stationed in the Bay Area. Corporal Rudisel was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant, re-enlisted, and received her second NAM (Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal) at the same ceremony! Quite a day for now Sergeant Rudisel. Congratulations to Sgt. Dominique Rudisel. Carolina was excited to see that she was able to “get into cammies for the first time in 25 years” – enabling her to actually participate in the promotion ceremony! Way to go Carolina!
CA-3 member Susan Johnston is a member of the combined American Legion/Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard which participated in the Patriot’s Day 9-11 ceremonies, conducted by the West High School AFROTC in Tracy, CA.
During this quarter, CA-3 member Susan Johnston participated in 4 Memorial Services as a part of the combined American Legion/VFW Honor Guard. And, sadly, I also attended, via Zoom, the military honors funeral service for my Uncle, who passed away in Florida during this time.