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Santa Barbara Veterans’ Memorial Building

 
 
Santa Barbara Veteran's Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
1. Santa Barbara Veteran's Memorial Building Marker
Inscription.
This memorial honors the residents of Santa Barbara County, who as members of the United States Armed Forces, died in the service of their country in peace and in war.

473 Santa Barbara County residents are known to have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain.” Address by President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

Civil War (1861-1865)
Dionisio Fones • Pablo Olivas

Spanish-American War (1898)
Stanley Hollister

World War I (1914-1918)
Thomas M. Aadland • Matteo Adamoli • John M. Ambler • Theodore Arnold • Elbridge L. Badger • David M. Barry • J.L. Beckingsole • Sorren Bedasci • Bert Bowser • Marshall N. Braden • M.H. Brown • Frank Burrel • Joseph E. Carr • Nicholas Castes • Marco Cavalli • Dennison L. Christensen • Roy F. Clary • Jesse Clifton • William D. Compton • Bert Cragg • Leon Darling • Louis Dell • Walter M. Duffey • William Fasoli • Charles Flores • Andre Guevarra • Paul Guley • John T. Hall • Stacy L. Harding • Clifford C. Harter • Michael Hoban • Ernest R. Hodgins • Charles A. Hon • William C. Hosmer • Wesley M. Houx • Guy Jamison • Henry J. Kremer • Samuel Landis • Aurdell J. Lewis • Lester F. Libbey • Ernest Luttrell • Domingo C. Mesa • Frank C. Miller • Joseph Miller
Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
2. Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building
The marker is, unfortunately, just out of view on the left.
• George S. Oliphant • Michael Ontiveros • William Ordaz • E. Padoris • Dolores Parada • George S. Peddie • Manuel J. Pico • John Pimintel • Simeon A. Polites • Albert R. Pratt • Hans Quist • Dennis Randall • Longino M. Rios • Jack Risdon • Howland S. Russell • Laurie G. Rutherford • George E. Sangster • Gerard O.Seymour • Howard Shoaf • John W. Spud • Albert Stafford • Benjamin F. Stewart • Clay W. Vaughn • Daniel L. Venzor •
Harold J. Webster

World War II (1939-1945)
Robert R. Acosta • Clyde M. Adams • Johnny J. Agnelli • Martin J. Anchordoquy • Charles S. Anderson • John S. Anderson • Louis H. Araujo, Jr. • Dean A. Arnold • Glenn R. Baker • W. Franklin Baker • Querobin B. Bargo • Leon L. Barnes • Jean A. Bastanchury • Charles Beaucond • Lloyd Beaudette • Reinhold P. Becker • Wallace Becknell • Harold E. Begg • Roy E. Benjamin • William W. Bergren • Santos B. Bisquera • Glenn E. Blake • Jack W. Booth • Francis L. Botello • Harold Bovee • William H. Bowen • Howard Brady • Leo J. Bregante • Eugene B. Brown, Jr. • Patrick H. Bruce • Woodrow W. Bunfill • James E. Burns • John J. Burton • Elery L. Bush • Clovis C. Cailliez • Leonard R. Calderon • Arthur M. Calvert • George E. Canfield • Joe Carlotti • Earnest Carmen • Charles L. Carpenter, Jr. • Casey Carter • Jose A. Castaneda • Mado P. Castro • Henry B. Cherry, Jr. • Jack W. Christian • Calvin W. Cloer • Clarence
Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
3. Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building
Inside the portico.
Note the plaques on either side of the arched entrance.
R. Coates • Roger W. Conant • Carroll F. Cook • Cecil P. Cook, Jr. • Clarence E. Cooper • Kenneth E. Cooper • Adolph Cordero, Jr. • Bernard B. Cordero • James W. Corner • William Cottle • Earl A. Courville • Robert E. Coverstone • Augistine Cruz • Roger Cruz • Thomas E. Dean, Jr. • Clarence E. Decker • Manuel Delgado • Bryant C. Deloach • Francis R. Dibblee • Warren Dinnocenzo • John L. Donaldson • George T. Downs • Robert N. Duren • Raymond A. Dwyer • Jack Dykes • Rex A. Eckles • George Elvidge, Jr. • Deane E. Erickson • Augustin N. Escalante • Jimmie C. Escobar • Samuel C. Escobar • Louis S. Estrada • Wallace W. Ewing • Benedetto Falzone • G.A. Windell Findley • Norman S. Firestone • Ruben Flores • Buford E. Foster • Horace G. Foster, Jr. • James L. Fowler • Peter Franco • Warham Franklin • Stewart A Fullerton • Q. Fuqua • Philip Garcia • Lloyd F. Gehr • Howard E. Gilbert • Charles G. Glotzbach • Frank J. Golden • Tony Goux • Louis R. Granaman • Peter S. Greene • Augustus M. Griggs, Jr. • Felipe T. Guerrero • Ernest J. Gutierrez • James P. Hagan • Frank J. Hannacker • Dale Harris • W.M. Harshbarger • Cyril O. Hartley • John W. Hays • Francis F. Hebel • John D. Hench • Leslie W. Herman • Joaquin Hernandez • John E. Hodgins • Edwin H. House, Jr. • F. Robert Ireland • Robert Jensen • Sigvald H. Jensen • Leonard Jimenez • Leroy E. Johnson • Roy C. Jones • William Jones • Frank C.
Entrance image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
4. Entrance
This is at the top of the steps.
Note the two plaques between the two sets of double-doors.
Juarez • Isaac C. Kahn • Owen H. Keiper • Robert L. Keister • William Kirkpatrick • Robert J. Kirsis • Edwin F. Klein, Jr. • William J. Knapp, Jr. • John J. Kriger • Ben Kurokawa • Theodore Kusler • Joseph L. La Combe • Hubert Leffew • Daniel Logan • James M. Long • Robert W. Longmire • Frederick P. Lopez • David C. Love • Andrew R. MacFarland • Manuel Maldonado • Maurice L. Malone • F.J. Martinez • Robert K. Marxmiller • Earl A McAllister • Fred C. McCloskey • Thorn O. McGee • J. Cornelius McGinley • Wm. Raymond McGinley • David F. McGraw • William J. McGregor • David H. McKee, Jr. • John Mecono • Nick J. Mesa • John E. Miller • William G. Moffett • Arthur P. Mollenhauer • John Molloy • Arthur P. Mongoy • Steve J. Morales • Henry Morrow • Percy D. Moulton • James Muranelli • Maurice R. Muxen • Ralph W. Neatherlin • Carmen J. Nelson • Robert W. Newman • Jack A. Nichols • Stephens V. Nicolia • Jose M Nuρez • Richard W. Oeschler, Jr. • Abraham G. Ohama • Roy L. O’Neal • Abdon T. Ontiveros, Jr. • Bernard C. O’Reilly • William T. Owens • Jesus Pasillas • Charles A. Patton • Gino J. Pauletto • Clifford J. Peck • John Pedercini • William C. Pendleton • Jack Peres • James E. Peterson • Kenneth L. Philp • Warren C. Price • Robert W. Purvis • Henry Razo • Lawrence K. Reade • Robert B. Renald • Frederick T. Rice • Maxwell R. Richardson • Jack B. Rickard • J. Robert O. Rickard • Patrick W.
Inside the Lobby image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
5. Inside the Lobby
Riley • George Ritchie • Fortino E. Rivas • Quentin K. Rizor • Kenneth E. Roberts • Charles J. Rodriquez • Charles C. Rowan • Donald S. Runels • Charles O. Saling • Edward E. Salzman • Daniel E. Samano • William G. Sampson • Andrew Sanchez • Grant B. Schley • Gerald D. Scott • Walter Secrest • Harland S. Severson • Bernard E. Shealy • Clarence Silva • James W. Simpson • Samuel Skillman • Albert L. Smith, Jr. • John D. Smith • C. Raymond Smith • Stanley S. Smyth • John C. Snow • Bertram Solomon • Bernard Soto • Walter A. Spangler • George Steinhauer • Betty P. Stine • Harry D. Stock, Jr. • Joseph L. Stout • Robert E. Sturgeon • Francis C. Sullivan • Gerald H. Swatzberg • Clement R. Temple • Roy E. Tennison • Cecil A. Tognazzini • Parker G. Toms • Nicholas Topete • Burdette L. Treloar • Hubert F. Tritschler • John R. Troup • Clyde W. Trusty • Robert R. Twitchell • Oscar D. Urbom • W.H. Van DaGriff • John R. Van Fleet • Adrian J. Vasquez • Edward G. Verhelle • Alan L. Wade • William C. Wallace • Rawson Warren • George C. Watson, Jr. • Lloyd P. Weber • Keith W. Webster • William H. Wenstrom • Gerald W. Whisler • Clarence H. White • James L. White, Jr. • Millard R. Whitt • Dean K. Wilber • Carter D. Wilkinson • Charles W. Wilson • Harold L. Withrow • Sam M. Yee • Makoto Yoshihara • William A. Zvolanek

Korean War (1950-1953)
Richard C. Aguirre • Melvin C. Arthur • Malcolm
Inside the Lobby image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
6. Inside the Lobby
J. Brown • George A. Cecchel • Herbert W. Chipman • Victor G. Corona • Wallace J. Dawson • William G. Epps • Albert A. Ferraris • Gregorio Garnica • Scott G. Gier • William Grigsby • Peter M. Herardo • Edward L. Herrera • Edgar A. Hollister • Donald J. Hovatter • Robert G. Kelley • Efrem G. Martinez • David A. Maynez • Richard T. McCoy • Ramon R. Moreno • Rudolph Moreno • David L. Murphy • Roy R. Nelson • Albert R. Olivas • Wyatt H. Pomeroy • Augustin Quintero • John S. Rivas • Adam Romero • Martin Z. Romero • Jose Torres • Joe D. Uribe • Robert L. Viles • William Warner • Robert G. Wensley •
Wilbur S. Wing

Vietnam War (1957-1975)
Kenneth S. Adams • Robert L. Aday • Billie L. Beard • Larry M. Beaudette • Marc B. Belon • Joseph F. Biber • Robert L. Bouchet • David B. Brandown, Jr. • Gary A. Breck • Raymond D. Bretches • Thomas H.C. Briggs • John Carey, Jr. • William J. Cariveau • Gregory V. Carr • Arturo Carrasco • Thomas Castillo • Thorne M. Clark, III • John J. Contreras • Dennis P. Cook • Richard R. Coomer • William E. Cordero • Michael N. Coryell • Robert B. Cowell • Timothy A. Crandall • Anthony Dal Pozzo, Jr. • William S. Davis • Patrick M. Derig • Michael C. Dominguez • Manuel A. Fernandez • David A. Fielding • Albert R. Fogg, III • Eddie D. Foster • Jerry H. Georges • Robert W. Gilliam • Richard A. Giovanacci • Jim R. Gonzales • Donald E. Gore • Donald
Inside the Lobby image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
7. Inside the Lobby
C. Graney • Toby R. Gritz • Charles E. Hancock • Murvyn E. Hargraves • Greg E. Hart • Richard D. Henrey • Philip Hernandez • Roger A. Hickok • James G. Hilliard • Bruce L. Holderman • John P. Hyland • John Imbach, III • Roy L. Johnson • William J. Johnson • Cleatus P. Kimble • Richard R. Landers • Larry C. Lara • Edward L. Lowe • Thomas W. Mallon • James A. Mardis, Jr. • James H. McDonald • Louis H. McFarland • Dale P. Meehan • Jerry B. Menane • Tommy Mezzles • Thomas C. Michehl • Masashi Nakashimo • Stephen B. Neal • Richard C. O’Brien • Thomas J. Ontiveros • Robert L. Pacheco • Fred W. Pack • Michael Pagaling • Raymond J. Palacio • Walter J. Panamaroff • Nicholas C. Petanovich • Donald M. Peterson • Clarence R. Pritchard, Jr. • Richard L. Sanders • Alfred R. Sapinosa • Anton J. Schoepke • David A. Schultz • Lawrence K. Sepulveda • Terry W. Shalhoob • Jacob F. Siratt, III • Charles F. Sorrow, Jr. • Ira J. Spittler, III • Richard D. Swayze • David R. Tibbetts • Milford M. Tognazzini • Thomas L. Twyford • Robert J. Uyesaka • Daniel J. Vaughan • Antonio Velasquez • Alexander Vigil • Charles Walker • James D. Walker • Mark H. Ward • Mitchell A. Wentz • Dennis L. Williams • Eldon W. Willingham

Yokosuka, Japan (1960)
William R. Simpson

Beirut, Lebanon (1983)
James F. Surch, Jr.

Ft. Campbell, Kentucky (1988)
Jeffrey L. Rivas

World
Inside the Lobby image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
8. Inside the Lobby
War II Additions
Andrew P. Lorigo

Harlem, Montana (1990)
Peter L. Osterfeld

Fort Hood, Texas (2002)
Gerardo M. Chavez

Dai Chupan, Afghanistan (2003)
Mitchell A. Lane • Joshua R. Townsend

Iraq (2003-
Joseph Menusa • Adam W. Estep • Andre D. Tyson • Joseph J. Heredia • Garry Wesley T. Rimes • Derek Argel • Shawn E. Dressler • Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. • Aaron M. Allen

The veterans of this county ask that names be added in the tragic event it becomes necessary.

 
Erected 2000 by American Legion Post 49, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49, AMVETS Post, Canadian Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 37, Gold Star Mothers, Korean War Veterans, Marine Corps League Detachment 024, Military Order of the World Wars, The Navy League of the United States, The Retired Officers Association, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 218.
 
Location. 34° 24.656′ N, 119° 41.46′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on West Cabrillo Boulevard. Touch for map. The Veterans' Memorial Building is two doors from the corner of Chapala Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
For God and Country image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
9. For God and Country
Santa Barbara County
A partial list follows, of veterans who lost their lives in WWI.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burton Mound (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sambo's Birthplace (about 500 feet away); Trussell-Winchester Adobe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casa Covarrubas (approx. 0.8 miles away); De La Guerra Plaza (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Barbara Presidio (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rochin Adobe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rochin-Birabent Adobe (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the very front of the building, at the extreme left.
 
Categories. Military
 
For God and Country image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
10. For God and Country
Santa Barbara County
The balance of the list of veterans lost in WWI follows

These paintings are on either side of the door, inside the lobby.
Korean War Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
11. Korean War Marker
(In the portico, left of the arched entrance to the building)

To honor the men and women who served during the
Korean War

To those who fought and to those
who sacrificed their lives
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Dedicated by Post 49
American Legion
Vietnam Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
12. Vietnam Era Marker
(In the portico, right of the arched entrance to the building)

In recognition of all veterans of the Vietnam Era

Dedicated by
The community of Santa Barbara
May 9, 1984
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
13. World War II Marker
(At the top of the steps, between the sets of doors, top)

To honor the men and women who served during World War II.
To those who fought and to those who sacrificed their lives.
December 7, 1941 - September 2, 1945

Dedicated by
The Santa Barbara Veterans Coordinating Council
May 30, 1996
Original Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, January 14, 2014
14. Original Dedication Marker
(At the top of the steps, between the sets of doors, bottom)

Veterans Memorial Building
Sponsored by
Santa Barbara Post No. 49
American Legion
J. Beverley Alexander - Commander
Sidney A. McFarland - Adjutant
H.E. Weyler - Chairman Building Committee

Board of Supervisors
C. Leo Preisker Chairman
Ronald M. Adam • Thomas T. Dinsmore
Sam J. Stanwood • Fred Stevens
Dedicated November 11th 1935
Winsor Soule & John Frederic Murphy
Architects
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on March 1, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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