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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
James Reimbolt bid farewell to Hoover High School upon his graduation in 1940. Now the World War II pilot has returned home, symbolically, at least, in the form of a Purple Heart awarded posthumously after he was shot down over Tunisia in 1943. The medal was one of several personal items recently given to Hoover High School by James Reimbolt's younger brother, John Reimbolt, a member of the Class of 1942. “The historic connection people have to this school, and the exceptional people that have come out of Hoover, it just makes me so proud,” said Principal Jennifer Earl.
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March 16, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- In 1945, Elmer Ertel had a Purple Heart thrown on his hospital bed in England. The medal is awarded for injuries received in battle. "I was probably sleeping at the time," the 75-year-old La Canada Flintridge resident said. "I woke up and somebody said, 'Hey, you got the Purple Heart!' " At Monday night's City Council meeting, Congressman Adam Schiff will give Ertel a more formal recognition as he presents him with the Bronze Star, a medal awarded for heroic and meritorious service.
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By Chris Wiebe | January 7, 2008
A Glendale native who earned a Purple Heart for her service in Iraq took the field at the 65,000-seat capacity Alamodome Saturday, as a part of a televised tribute during the U.S. Army’s All-American Bowl. Sgt. Crystal Johnson was among more than 90 Army soldiers who served in either Iraq and Afghanistan and received prestigious Army Service Awards, said Nicole Hayes, an official with Army Public Affairs. A Hoover High School alumnus, Johnson served as a combat medic at three different bases overseas between November 2005 and 2006 and was wounded when the convoy she was traveling in came under enemy attack.
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December 25, 2003
JOHN HENRY JOHNSON John Henry Johnson, 96, died Dec. 23, 2003, in Glendale. He was born on April 1, 1907, in Clear Lake, Iowa, and was a longtime resident of Glendale. He worked as a draftsman for Lockheed Corp. for 50 years and was a member of the North Glendale United Methodist Church. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Peace Chapel at Kiefer and Eyerick Mortuary, 1341 Glenwood Road. JOHN W. ALAFBERG John W. Alafberg, 82, died Dec. 8, 2003, in El Monte.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
Veterans with special license plates will soon get to park for free at metered spaces in Glendale. The City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would allow veterans with license plates showing they had received a Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart or a number of other military honors known as the Legion of Valor to park for free. Veterans with licenses showing they are former American prisoners of war or Pearl Harbor survivors will also get the perk. The ordinance must still be officially approved at a meeting next week, but with all the council members on board, it's likely to pass.
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By Chris Wiebe | March 28, 2008
History came to life in Adrine Avedian’s classroom at R.D. White Elementary School Thursday, as costume-clad fourth-graders lined up to rehearse a show they would perform before a live audience that night. Facing each other in two rows, the students stood shoulder-to-shoulder, dressed as military men, bearded former presidents, famous authors and other well-known and not so well-known historical figures. Each child had a sign attached to one wrist that said “Push me” above a big black button, which, once pressed, triggered an erudite monologue in the voice of the character they played.
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By Veronica Rocha | May 31, 2010
GLENDALE — A well-preserved black-and-white photograph of Maj. Arthur Lynch was delicately pinned Saturday on a cloth wall created in honor of war veterans. Kathy Lynch decorated her father's photograph with his World War II and Korean War badges for Saturday's inaugural Veterans' Memorial Program at Wellness Works, a holistic medicine center. The center provides free therapy services to active-duty service members, veterans and their family, who are stressed and suffering. "He was a great dad, but I didn't know him . . . and I didn't realize how much he was suffering," said Kathy Lynch, the center's director.
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July 13, 2011
  Roy Coleman   August 2, 1948 ~ July 9, 2011   Roy passed away at his home in Glendale suddenly from natural causes. He was born in San Jose California, the son of Dorothy Orm Coleman and Melvin Coleman. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn and brothers Richard and Tom as well as cousins, nephews, and nieces. Roy served proudly as a U.S. Marine and was a Viet Nam Veteran, receiving numerous Commendations including the Purple Heart. He was retired from the Marine Corps at age 20. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Loyola University.
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May 25, 2011
  Phyllis Mae Lammers passed away peacefully May 19. She was born in Long Beach, CA on Aug. 31, 1914, the only child of Hazel and Clark Booher.   She attended schools in Los Angeles and El Centro.  She graduated from UCLA in 1934 with a degree in Education and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta.  She later earned her Masters Degree at Cal State Los Angeles. She taught at a private school in Pasadena before joining the US Coast Guard at the beginning of WWII. While serving in the SPARS, she met her husband Stanton, a 1 st Lieutenant in the US Army and they were married in 1944 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 28, 2013
Speaking at a Memorial Day service in Montrose, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recalled a young man he had nominated for the Naval Academy in 2006. Four years later, that man - William McIlvaine of Burbank - graduated with honors and his lifetime dream of becoming a military pilot came true. Three months ago, McIlvaine was killed when his plane crashed, Schiff said. PHOTOS: Glendale Memorial Day event “It's a beautiful thing to have people who are not afraid to risk it all, but when it is redeemed so young, it's a terrible thing,” he said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
Veterans with special license plates will soon get to park for free at metered spaces in Glendale. The City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would allow veterans with license plates showing they had received a Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart or a number of other military honors known as the Legion of Valor to park for free. Veterans with licenses showing they are former American prisoners of war or Pearl Harbor survivors will also get the perk. The ordinance must still be officially approved at a meeting next week, but with all the council members on board, it's likely to pass.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
James Reimbolt bid farewell to Hoover High School upon his graduation in 1940. Now the World War II pilot has returned home, symbolically, at least, in the form of a Purple Heart awarded posthumously after he was shot down over Tunisia in 1943. The medal was one of several personal items recently given to Hoover High School by James Reimbolt's younger brother, John Reimbolt, a member of the Class of 1942. “The historic connection people have to this school, and the exceptional people that have come out of Hoover, it just makes me so proud,” said Principal Jennifer Earl.
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July 13, 2011
  Roy Coleman   August 2, 1948 ~ July 9, 2011   Roy passed away at his home in Glendale suddenly from natural causes. He was born in San Jose California, the son of Dorothy Orm Coleman and Melvin Coleman. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn and brothers Richard and Tom as well as cousins, nephews, and nieces. Roy served proudly as a U.S. Marine and was a Viet Nam Veteran, receiving numerous Commendations including the Purple Heart. He was retired from the Marine Corps at age 20. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Loyola University.
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May 25, 2011
  Phyllis Mae Lammers passed away peacefully May 19. She was born in Long Beach, CA on Aug. 31, 1914, the only child of Hazel and Clark Booher.   She attended schools in Los Angeles and El Centro.  She graduated from UCLA in 1934 with a degree in Education and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta.  She later earned her Masters Degree at Cal State Los Angeles. She taught at a private school in Pasadena before joining the US Coast Guard at the beginning of WWII. While serving in the SPARS, she met her husband Stanton, a 1 st Lieutenant in the US Army and they were married in 1944 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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April 27, 2011
   Philip F. Jones Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Philip F. Jones passed away on Friday, April 22 in Edmonds, WA, after a sudden illness. He was 91.   Born in Boston, MA, on January 17, 1920, the family soon moved to Los Angeles. Phil graduated from the University of Southern California and enlisted in the Marine Corps as an officer with the outbreak of World War II. He was wounded in combat and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart.    Upon his return stateside he married Mary Lou Anhalt of Glendale on April 21, 1945, at Holy Family Church.
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By Veronica Rocha | May 31, 2010
GLENDALE — A well-preserved black-and-white photograph of Maj. Arthur Lynch was delicately pinned Saturday on a cloth wall created in honor of war veterans. Kathy Lynch decorated her father's photograph with his World War II and Korean War badges for Saturday's inaugural Veterans' Memorial Program at Wellness Works, a holistic medicine center. The center provides free therapy services to active-duty service members, veterans and their family, who are stressed and suffering. "He was a great dad, but I didn't know him . . . and I didn't realize how much he was suffering," said Kathy Lynch, the center's director.
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By Chris Wiebe | March 28, 2008
History came to life in Adrine Avedian’s classroom at R.D. White Elementary School Thursday, as costume-clad fourth-graders lined up to rehearse a show they would perform before a live audience that night. Facing each other in two rows, the students stood shoulder-to-shoulder, dressed as military men, bearded former presidents, famous authors and other well-known and not so well-known historical figures. Each child had a sign attached to one wrist that said “Push me” above a big black button, which, once pressed, triggered an erudite monologue in the voice of the character they played.
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By Chris Wiebe | January 7, 2008
A Glendale native who earned a Purple Heart for her service in Iraq took the field at the 65,000-seat capacity Alamodome Saturday, as a part of a televised tribute during the U.S. Army’s All-American Bowl. Sgt. Crystal Johnson was among more than 90 Army soldiers who served in either Iraq and Afghanistan and received prestigious Army Service Awards, said Nicole Hayes, an official with Army Public Affairs. A Hoover High School alumnus, Johnson served as a combat medic at three different bases overseas between November 2005 and 2006 and was wounded when the convoy she was traveling in came under enemy attack.
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