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During the 20th century Pauma men and women served with distinction in the U.S. Armed Services. That commitment has carried through into the early part of this century.

WORLD WAR II

Cleto Forbes, U.S. Navy, USS Rigel. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and served throughout the rest of the war.
Samuel J. Powvall, U.S. Army. He participated in the Normandy Invasion, marched through Europe, was wounded and received the Purple Heart.
Andrew Majel,  U.S. Army Air Corp. Served as a bombardier in the European theatre.

Stephen Peters, Sr., U.S. Army Air Corp.
David Forbes, Sr. Seabees
Foster Hurtado, U.S. Navy
Alfred Powvall, U.S. Army
Frank Pachito, U.S. Army
Wilfred Majel, U.S. Army

KOREAN CONFLICT

Wesley Peters, U.S. Army
Max Calac, Jr., U.S. Army
Leland A. Majel, U.S. Army. Participated at Pork Chop Hill.
Maurice Magante, Jr. , USS Eversole. He survived the bombing of his ship when it was beached.
John LaChusa, U.S. Navy, Submarines and  the Air Force.
Richard Pachito, Sr., National Guard, U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division.
Benjamin Magante, Sr., U.S. Army, 11th Airborne Division, 3rd Regiment.

COLD WAR ERA

Edward Cornelius Calac, Sr., U.S. Army

VIETNAM ERA

Leroy (Cruz) Powvall, U.S. Army
Gilbert Piper, U.S. Army
Chris Devers, U.S. Army
Charlie Devers, U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division
Alwin Aguilar, U.S. Army
Patricia DeLeon, U.S. Navy
David Forbes, Jr., U.S. Coast Guards

POST VIETNAM

Russell Piper, U.S. Army
Lenora Magante Cline, U.S. Army
Amber Devers Perez, U.S. Navy
Simon Devers, U.S. Army
Adam Dixon, U.S. Marine Corp

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