Honoring Those Who Have Served
“To learn to do a skateboard trick, how many times you have to do something to get it right, and you hurt yourself and you
It’s rare to find a Marine who would describe the Corps as “fun.” Yes, you’ll find a consensus among them — from those currently in
Deborah Nance, who answers to “Dee,” describes her mother as the “grandmother” type. “Her funeral was filled with nieces, nephews, grandkids, friends,” Nance said. “They
You can tell Tech. Sgt. Roger Carl is bright. With his quick wit and a deep laugh, he’ll tell you about circuits, grids and how
One of the first things Barney and Jeannie Kort said during an interview about their lives, as they sat across from each other at the
Tommy Martin served in the U.S. Army for six years before moving to California from Florida. “I just wanted something different from where I grew
The Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative is holding a Memorial Day weekend Backpack Walk to honor local veterans on Saturday, May 25, in Newhall. “It’s
MSgt. Timothy Stratton grew up in the days when kids used to be out all day in the summer and not come home until it
It’s weird to hear him call himself a “mama’s boy.” Sgt. Mario Giron is a quiet, conservative guy who commanded dozens of grown men in
His abuelita was a hard woman “always on the move,” according to Fernando Osorio. In fact, when he was 24 years old and she was
Jason Gardner came into the world with a family who didn’t want him. His biological mother, a 13-year-old addicted to amphetamine, and his biological father,
Madonna. Cher. Oprah. Only a certain number of people are known by one name, rather than a first name and surname. Kobe. Voltaire. Elvis. It’s
When you see Sam Silver driving around town in his car, you might think he wears everything about himself on the surface. For instance, the
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.
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.