Palm Springs Post 519 honors fallen heroes

Hola from Palm Springs, Calif! I'm Post 519 Historian Lee Wilson Jr., and I began the Palm Springs Fallen Heroes project to honor two of my former students from Cathedral City High School: PFC Ming Sun/KIA Iraq 2007 and CWO2 Suresh N.A. Krause/KIA Afghanistan 2012. It quickly morphed into honoring all our local heroes. I spent a lot of my summer vacation researching our local 27 KIA/MIA from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, plus Ming and Suresh. We recently replaced all 27 Fallen Heroes banners that were located in the air museum's parking lot and had a photo oportunity with various sponsors. These included not only our Post 519, but the Post 519 color guard, Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion, Riders, and our local VFW Post 1534. The Palm Springs Air Museum is one of the nation's premier air museums! Next time you are in town, please swing by the Legion and check out my Fallen Heroes display, then join us at our post in beautiful downtown Palm Springs at 400 N. Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, 92262 (760-325-6229). Like us on Facebook at Palm Springs American Legion Post 519 and check out our webpage at