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By Jeff Pack

Veterans, dignitaries help unveil Fallen Heroes Memorial


Last updated 11/15/2018 at 11:20pm

Jeff Pack

Members of the community, veterans and dignitaries representing the city, county and state participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8, officially unveiling the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Temecula Duck Pond.

Back in 2016, Temecula resident and Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, a 27-year-old field artilleryman with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, lost his life in the U.S. military's campaign against ISIS.

"In discussing a fitting tribute, and in discussing it with his family, we decided that we should have something long lasting, and appropriate," Temecula City Council member Jeff Comerchero said, who serves on the Military Ad Hoc Subcommittee and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. "To honor not just Staff Sgt. Cardin, but all of those from Temecula who lost their lives in combat...

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