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Memorial-DaySan Luis Obispo County Supervisor Frank Mecham welcomed more than 1,000 local residents to the Paso Robles District Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday May 26. He spoke to the crowd about the significance of Memorial Day.

Army Major Dan Dow spoke to the crowd about his deployment to Afganistan with a National Guard Unit. The unit included a number of San Luis Obispo County soldiers. Dow serves as Assistant District Attorney for San Luis Obispo County and is running for DA. He also serves as a JAG Officer with the National Guard.

The Estrella Warbirds conducted a “flyover” in vintage aircraft near the beginning of the ceremony.

Here is a list of Paso Roblans who paid the ultimate price for freedom:

Thomas A. Calvert
William O. Cottle
Joseph G. Crettol
Raymond O. Dauth
Raymond J. Farnell, Jr.
Roy A. Gruwell, Jr.
Lester W. Hambly
Richard E. Harris
Edward R. Johnson
Dale C. Jones
Troy C. Lancaster
Richard M. Ojeda
Louis F. Patriquin
James L. Pearson
Peter E. Pesenti
George M. Quintana
Robert L. Rogers
Benjamin F. Sauret
Don Smith
Donald F. Steiner
Lee E. Tucker
Abraham L. Van Horn
Wylie Wolfe

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