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21 Combat Controllers Remembered at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Updated: Sep 12, 2023




WHAT:

The Combat Control Association, Combat Control Foundation and Foundation Ambassador Robert Patrick, Actor / Co-owner of Harley Davidson of Santa Clarita will dedicate a plaque in honor of the twenty-one Combat Controllers (CCT) who have been Killed-in-Action. Also in attendance will be an aerial demonstration / flyover in honor of the fallen. Join us as we honor these 21 Air Force Combat Controllers who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice.


Order of Service for Ceremony starting at 11:00 AM PST

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Opening prayer

  • History of Honoring our Veterans

  • Veterans' plaque & biography tribute

  • Friend's / Robert Patrick VIP speech

  • Taps / National Anthem

  • Aerial Demonstration / Flyover

    • Aircraft: C-17A Globemaster III, Unit: 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Base: March Air Reserve Base

  • Closing remarks

WHERE:

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South

La Jolla, CA 92037

The ceremony will be on the grassy courtyard on the East side of the cross.


WHEN:

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

@ 11:00 AM PST

Photo, Video & Interview Opportunities


VIP Guests & Speaker:

  • Robert Patrick, Actor / Co-owner of Harley Davidson Combat Control Foundation Ambassador

  • Gold Star Family of Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. John A. Chapman


The 21 Combat Controllers honored at this event are listed below:

• TSgt Richard L. Foxx, Combat Controller, Oct 15, 1962

• SMSgt Andre R. Guillet, Combat Controller, May 18, 1966

• A1C Gerard L. J. Gauthier, Combat Controller, Sep 4, 1967

• A1C William E. Jenkins, Combat Controller, Sep 4, 1967

• MSgt Charles A. Paradise, Combat Controller, Sep 4, 1967

• TSgt Frederick L. Thrower, Combat Controller, Sep 4, 1967

• SMSgt Paul L. Foster, Combat Controller, Dec 29, 1967

• TSgt John A. Chapman, Combat Controller, Mar 4, 2002

• SSgt Scott D. Sather, Combat Controller, Apr 8, 2003

• Capt Derek M. Argel, Special Tactics Officer, May 30, 2005

• Capt Jeremy J. Fresques, Special Tactics Officer, May 30, 2005

• SSgt Casey J. Crate, Combat Controller, May 30, 2005

• SrA Adam P. Servais, Combat Controller, Aug 19, 2006

• TSgt William H. Jefferson Jr., Combat Controller, Mar 22, 2008

• SSgt Timothy P. Davis, Combat Controller, Feb 20, 2009

• SrA Daniel R. Sanchez, Combat Controller, Sep 16, 2010

• SrA Mark A. Forester, Combat Controller, Sep 29, 2010

• SSgt Andrew W. Harvell, Combat Controller, Aug 6, 2011

• Capt Matthew D. Roland, Special Tactics Officer, Aug 26, 2015

• SSgt Forrest B. Sibley, Combat Controller, Aug 26, 2015

• SSgt Dylan J. Elchin, Combat Controller, Nov 27, 2018


2023 Mt. Soledad Combat Control Media Advisory (updated May 10)
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