Honoring Those Who Have Served
Do you know how 8th Street in Newhall ends? If you start halfway between Arcadia and Wayman streets, 8th Street runs about 500 feet further,
The second Sunday of the month, Blue Star Mothers hosts an informal “Coffee and Camaraderie” breakfast at the American Legion Post 507 in Newhall, open to anyone military affiliated who feels they need support.
Lawrence Rebman had a crow while growing up. “It was a smart bird,” he said. “It would walk up and down the clotheslines, taking the
Remembered as a true American hero and an honorary citizen of Chiasso, Switzerland, Joseph Benjamin McDivitt died Jan. 20, at 101 years old. “A man
Lt. Col. Jerry Child is a leader. From the moment you meet him the man’s aura radiates confidence like someone who captivates an audience from
“The pain of parting is nothing.” Second Class Petty Officer Michael “Mike” Dalby would likely agree with Charles Dickens on this one. Dalby has always
Sgt. Kenneth Templeton has always been a comedian. He makes self-deprecating jokes about how before the war he was in a couple of high school
On Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, Cpl. Bill Higgs died just 36 hours after this interview. His story is told here in the words of his
Editor’s note: Edward Gonzales’ family name is spelled with a Z at the end. However, an error on his birth certificate spelled it with an
The chilly evening air did not stop veterans, active service members and their families from celebrating the 13th annual Military Honor Christmas Tree Lighting and Menorah Lighting ceremony, organized by Prayer Angels for the Military, at Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday.
On the morning of Dec. 22, 1944, German Gen. Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz sent a letter to Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe informing him he
By Bill Reynolds Signal Director of Veterans Affairs 4th/47th Battalion Connection John Gerbing is another local veteran who served in the same 9th Infantry Division
By Perry Smith Signal Managing Editor The current chapter of the John Carter Jr. story might be set in Saugus, in the home he lives
Veterans from World War II to current servicemen and their families gathered to honor Santa Clarita’s veterans and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall.
4th/47th Battalion Connection John Gerbing is another local veteran who served in the same 9th Infantry Division unit that I served with from May 1966
The Leo Connection Earlier this year, Army veteran Leo Miller of Newhall urged me to interview his Army veteran daughter Jennifer McCoy, an Afghanistan war veteran,
Signal Connection After several email exchanges weeks ago with avid Signal newspaper reader Jennifer Rivas, who informed me of her husband’s fine Navy service, I
By Bill Reynolds Signal Director of Veterans Affairs Signal Connection After several email exchanges weeks ago with avid Signal newspaper reader Jennifer Rivas, who
Meeting Popejoy Earlier this year, Gary Popejoy reached out to me via The Signal newspaper’s Friday veterans page and he spoke on the phone, which
By Bill Reynolds Signal Director of Veterans Affairs Meeting Popejoy Earlier this year, Gary Popejoy reached out to me via The Signal newspaper’s Friday veterans
Veterans Portrait Session On Nov. 16, 2017, I met Ron Contant at Newhall’s American Legion Hall during a portrait session donated to Santa Clarita Valley’s
Meeting the Brave is The Signal’s six-part video series taking a unique snapshot into the valiant efforts taken by six local veterans to protect freedom and the values we have as Americans.
The series is hosted by Vietnam War veteran and Santa Clarita resident Bill Reynolds, one of the “Boys of ’67,” Charlie Company, 4th/47th, 9th Infantry Division.