Advisory: Senator Hernandez Hosts the 5th Annual Veterans Service Awards

October 30, 2017

The 2017 Veterans Service Awards Honorees from the San Gabriel Valley are being recognized for their service and impact on our community

West Covina, CA – Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) is hosting the 5th annual Veterans Service Awards, honoring outstanding veterans from the 22nd Senate District who have honorably served our country and made a positive impact on the community outside of their uniform. Close to each Veterans Day, Senator Hernandez organizes this event to honor our local veterans for their patriotism, volunteerism, and accomplishments.

In recognition of her extraordinary service, Magda Torrellas is the event’s keynote speaker. She served as a Machinery Repairman 2nd class in the United States Navy. She was one of the first women to pass Machinery Repairman class “A” school and has worked on F-14 fighter jets. Currently, she is a student at the University of La Verne, studying business. 

All of the recognized veterans have remarkable stories and come from various branches of the military. The honorees for the 2017 Veterans Service Awards are :

  • Roger Bolton, U.S. Marine Corps, Covina
  • Steven Castro, U.S. Air Force, Azusa
  • Armando D. Cervera, U.S. Army, Whitter
  • Jonathan Dang, U.S. Marine Corps, San Gabriel
  • Heliodoro P. Duarte, Jr., Army National Guard, South El Monte
  • Sergio Duran, U.S. Army, Baldwin Park
  • Richard Jett, U.S. Army, works in Covina
  • Chef Basil Kimbrew, U.S. Army, La Puente
  • Tony Martinez, U.S. Army, Covina
  • Humberto “Monty” Montenegro, U.S. Marine Corps, Baldwin Park
  • Daniel Snell, U.S. Army, Temple City
  • Eric A. Tscharanyan, U.S. Army, Montebello

To read all of their biographies, please click here.

Who: Senator Hernandez and the 2017 Veterans Service Awards Honorees

When: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center 4640 Maine Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706