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Hometown Heroes

Post Date:01/12/2018 4:54 PM

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January 12, 2018


Hometown Heroes- 2018 Winter Class


The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2521 is pleased to recognize the 2018 Winter Class of Hometown Heroes. Each Hometown Hero currently serves or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. 


In recognition of their service, the following Hometown Heroes will have a commemorative banner displayed on South Bradley Road and be presented a certificate of appreciation at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 16th at 5:30 p.m.


The “Winter 2018 Class of Honorees” include:

Ed Murray - Air Force

James E. Harney - Army

James Ramos - Army

Joe Domingues - Navy

Lee Carroll - Army

Peter A. Ruiz Sr. - Army

Richard Lee Graham - Navy

Robert James Ortega - Marines

Ron Johnson - Navy

Thomas M. Lynn Jr. - Navy

Robert P. Hatch - Army

Robert J. Allen - Army

Serena Gardner - Navy

Jordan Gardner - Marines

Michael Stadnick Jr. – Air Force

Dave Cross - Army

John Fazzone - Air Force

Craig Wix Johnson - Army

Russell James Doble - Air Force

The “Summer of 2018 Class of Honorees” is currently accepting nominees. Applications can be submitted to either the American Legion Post; Veterans of Foreign Wars or the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department. Total cost for each banner of $250. For more information please visit


Questions regarding this event may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.



Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:             



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