Tag: Veteran of the Month

• Veteran of the month • John S. Padoven, U.S. Marine Corps Peter “The Great” scout dog, U.S. Marine Corps

In 1968, a senior at the University of New Mexico, John Padoven volunteered for service in the United States Marine Corps. Following his training at Camp Pendleton, he arrived in Vietnam assigned to the 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Division. His company served in I Corp, The Rock Pile, Mutter’s Ridge, Khe Sanh and DMZ. 

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• Veteran of the month • David F. Boyd United States Army

He enrolled in Pasadena City College, and graduated in 1967 with an AA degree in marketing. After graduation, Boyd was drafted into the U.S. Army in July 1968, with a three-year commitment, going to boot camp at Fort Ord, Calif. Since he already had his AA degree, that education allowed him to be assigned to Service School at Fort Lee, Va., for training from September through November 1968.

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