Richard J. Donovan Facility: Military Personnel Honored at Mt. Soledad Memorial for Service and Bravery


Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) staff, the local California Correctional Peace Officers Association Chapter, and USE Credit Union raised funds to commission a plaque at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.
The plaque honored more than 130 armed services veterans who currently work at RJDCF. These veterans span all five branches of military service and come from a diverse background, but all have the common bond of dedication and service to our country. In attendance at the event was Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, RJDCF staff, and veterans being honored.


More than 3,300 veterans are honored on six of the original Memorial Walls. Honorees include Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Ford and Reagan, twelve Medal of Honor recipients, Admirals Stockdale and Halsey, Generals Pershing and Patton, celebrity veterans Audie Murphy and Jimmy Stewart and many other veterans who proudly served our country.
 

The following Richard J. Donovan staff are now
recognized at Mt. Soledad for their bravery and military service.

ABRAHAM SANCHEZ, CORPORAL, MARINES
AITHEA JONES, E-3, ARMY
ALAN WILLIAMS, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
ALDO GARCIA, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, ARMY
ALEJANDRO MENDOZA, DKI (SW), NAVY
ALFRED AGUIRRE, SERGEANT, MARINES
AMIR  KARDOUNI, SERGEANT E-5, AIR FORCE
ANACLATO ANCHETA, LIEUTENANT, COMMANDER, NAVY
ANDREW PARKER, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY
ANTHONY, LCROCCO, SERGEANT E-5, ARMY
ANTHONY WEITZEL, SERGEANT MAJOR, MARINES
ANTONIO MENDEZ , SERGEANT, CA NATIONAL GUARD
ARCHIMEDES DE JESUS, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
ARTHUR GUARACHA, CORPORAL, MARINES
ASHLEY LEEPER, PRIVATE 1ST CLASS, ARMY
BERNARDINO SEVILLA, THIRD CLASS  , NAVY
CARLOS MARTINEZ, CSI (SW), NAVY
CARLOS MEZA, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY
CESAR CARDENAS, CHIEF ELECTRICIAN’S MATE, NAVY
CHAKALIA ALLEN, AS2, NAVY
CHARLOTTE OWENS, E-2, ARMY
CHRIS COROTAN, CORPSMAN E-3, NAVY
CRAIG HERNANDEZ, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
CURTIS WRIGHT, HM2, NAVY
DAMON COLEMAN, FIRST SERGEANT, ARMY
DAMON HODGE, CORPORAL, MARINES
DANIEL WRIGHT, E-7, NAVY
DANIEL HERNANDEZ, SPECIALIST, ARMY
DANIEL SPURGEON, SPC 4, ARMY
DARIAN WOODRUFF, ELECTRICIAN’S MATE THIRD CLASS, NAVY
DAVE HOSKINS, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
DAVID HOLBROOK, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
DAVID TAPIA, SENIOR AIRMAN, AIR FORCE
DEANDRE PAMPLIN, E-4, NAVY
DONALD INGRAM, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
EDUARDO GARZA, SERGEANT, MARINES
EDWARD TUBAO, FIRST SERGEANT, ARMY
ERIC QUILLEN, STAFF SERGEANT, ARMY
EUGENE CARTER, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
EUSEO GUZMAN, MM3, NAVY
EVERETT BENYARD, CHIEF, NAVY
FIDEL RAMIEREZ, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
FLORENTINO JACA, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
FRANCISCO  VASQUEZ, SERGEANT, MARINES
FRANK FERNANDEZ, CORPORAL MARINES
GARY LEWIS, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
GERARDO ARTEAGA, LANCE CORPORAL, MARINES
GRAHAM MCGRUER, E-6, NAVY
HAI LE, SERGEANT , MARINES
HECTOR FERREL, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY
HECTOR ROMERO, STAFF SERGEANT, ARMY
HOWARD ASBURY, OPERATIONS SPECIALIST FIRST CLASS, NAVY
IGNACIO SANCHEZ, CORPORAL, MARINES
ISMAEL SILVA, E-6, NAVY
JACQUELYN BUTTERIS, MM3, NAVY
JAIME DELLA CHIEF, WARRANT OFFICER, NAVY
JAMES BOLIN, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
JAMES COHEN, E-6, NAVY
JAMES WILBORN, SERGEANT, ARMY
JARROD ORSATT, E-4, MARINES
JASON IVES, CORPORAL, MARINES
JOHN  DUNLAP, SERGEANT, ARMY
JOHN  MAHAN, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
JOHN PLUMMER, GUNNERY SERGEANT, MARINES
JON GOODBAR, TECHNICAL SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
JORGE FELIX, E4, ARMY
JOSE LUNA, SERGEANT, MARINES
JOSE SANCHEZ, SERGEANT, MARINES
JOSEPH MITCHELL, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
JUAN NEVAREZ, CORPORAL, MARINES
JUSTIN GARCIA, STAFF SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
KEVIN KOLE, SPECIALIST, ARMY
KIETH ASKERNEES YEOMAN, E-4, NAVY
KIMBERLY CORTES, MAJOR, AIR FORCE
LILIBETH LAYON, CSW, NAVY
LORIANN TILLMAN, SERGEANT, MARINES
MANUEL MACES, SERGEANT, MARINES
MARCUS DOMINGUEZ, CORPORAL, MARINES
MARIA BALCOS, RN, NAVY
MARK DAVIS, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY
MARK HASSELBLAD, SERGEANT E6, MARINES
MARTIN MORFORD, COMBAT MEDIC SERGEANT, ARMY
MATHEW RICO, E4, MARINES
MICHAEL TEICHNER, SPECIALIST E-4, ARMY
MICHAEL ROGGELIN, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
MICHAEL TOWNSEND, E-7, NAVY
MICHAEL KOHLER, GMG1 FIRST CLASS, NAVY
MITCHELL WAGNER, PETTY OFFICER E-4, NAVY
NEIL BOWERS, E-6, NAVY
NICK LEONES, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
OMAR SANCHEZ, SPC, ARMY
PETE CARLOMAGNO, CW4, ARMY
PHILIP BRACAMONTE, SERGEANT, MARINES
QUINTON JACKSON, PH3, NAVY
RAUL RODRIGUEZ, E4, MARINES
RAYMOND NORIEGA, E4, MARINES
RENALDI TOLEDO, FIRST SERGEANT, ARMY
RESTITUTO GALVANTE, E-8, NAVY
REYNALDO ANGELES, E-9, NAVY
REYNALDO MANLANGIT, PO1, NAVY
RICARDO CARRENO, C/O, MARINES
RICHARD BLANDING, BM1(SW), NAVY
RICHARD LUCHT, LIEUTENANT, NAVY
RICK RYBNIKAR, SPC 4, ARMY
ROBERT SANTIAGO, STAFF SERGEANT, MARINES
ROBERT SORIANO, E-6, NAVY
ROBERT LONGWORTH, MM3, NAVY
RONILA IVORY, FC1, NAVY
SAMUEL RAWLS, PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS, NAVY
SAMUEL LARA, PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
SCOTT STEADMAN , CORPORAL, MARINES
SEAN  MASTERSON, SERGEANT, ARMY
STEPHEN LEE, CAPTAIN, NAVY
THOMAS MARTINEZ, GUNNERY SERGEANT, MARINES
TIMOTHY PICKERING, E-5, NAVY
TOM ELARD, MSG, MARINES
TOMMY SOTO, SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
TONY ALVAREZ, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
TROY THOMISON, LANCE CORPORAL, MARINES
TROY JEFFERIES, AZ1, NAVY
TYLER BOSPFLUG, E5, MARINES
VALERIE GRIGGS, E-4, ARMY
VERN GARCIA, MSG, ARMY
VIRGINIA JOYNER, SPECIALIST 4, ARMY
WILLIAM WARD, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, NAVY
WILLIAM STUTZMAN, TECHNICAL STAFF SERGEANT, AIR FORCE
WILLIAM BORBON, SERGEANT, MARINES
WILLIE GILLIS, HTC, NAVY
WILLIE BRUNNER, CORPORAL, ARMY

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit California organization. The Memorial is owned by the Federal Government and maintained by the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association. The Memorial Association receives no funding from the Federal Government.

For information about the Mt. Soledad Memorial, please visit: www.soledadMemorial.com
To learn more about RJDCF veteran staff memorial project, please contact Robert Brown, Community Resource Manager at (619) 661-8654 or by email at Robert.brown3@cdcr.ca.gov For more information about CDCR, please contact Albert Rivas, Chief, Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950 or email Albert.Rivas@cdcr.ca.gov