Category Veterans

California Marine killed in World War II to be buried in Arlington

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,917 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,702 from the Korean War and 1,598 from the Vietnam War. Marine Corps […]

Happy Birthday! CalVet celebrates 72 years serving veterans

Veterans coming home from World War I in 1921 reaped the rewards of low-interest farm and home loan financing available through our Farm and Home program, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the Department became a permanent fixture in California. On this day, 72 years ago, the Legislature enacted law creating the department to serve […]

Wall of Faces: Photos needed to complete virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“Those who fought in Vietnam are part of us, part of our history. They reflected the best in us. No number of wreaths, no amount of music and memorializing will ever do them justice, but it is good for us that we honor them and their sacrifice. And it’s good that we do it in […]

Photo exhibit featured at Chula Vista Founder’s Day Celebration

by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — Chula Vista This Saturday, our Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista will celebrate 18 years of service to veterans in the San Diego area. A Founder’s Day celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. The event will include live music, […]

California Airman killed in World War II to be buried with full Military Honors

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,918 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,704 from the Korean War and 1,598 from the Vietnam War. Army Air […]

California Army Cpl. killed in the Korean War to be buried in Long Beach

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,934 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,704 from the Korean War and 1,598 from the Vietnam War. Army Cpl. […]

Your Comprehensive Guide to California Veterans Benefits

Are you curious about veteran benefits? Well, we have answers. Whether you’re looking for healthcare benefits, a CalVet home loan or assistance finding employment, our comprehensive 2018 California Veterans Resource Book removes the guesswork, making it easy for you to access the benefits and services you have earned. CalVet’s Veterans Resource Book, which is now available in both digital […]

World War II veteran receives military medals decades after service

Edward Eddings, Word War II veteran and resident at the California Veterans Home – Fresno, was honored by U.S. Congressman Jim Costa in a medal pinning ceremony on Monday, April 2. Army Pfc. Eddings was part of the 93rd AAA Gun Battalion Battery D during WWII. As with many veterans, he never followed up to […]

Vietnam Veterans Honored for Their Service During Lapel Pinning Ceremony

More than 100 Vietnam-era veterans were honored Thursday afternoon during a noon-time ceremony at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. Each year, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500 holds a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans and provide the “welcome home” that was missing when they returned home years ago. This year, the […]

Navy’s newest warship to be commissioned in honor of California veteran

The U.S. Navy will commission a new guided missile destroyer in honor of California veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, PFC Ralph Henry Johnson.  The USS Ralph Johnson will be commissioned tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, in Charleston, S.C. Johnson, who enlisted in Oakland, is one of 5,673 veterans whose names are engraved on the […]