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Most tragic events resolve themselves in minutes. When they don't, they are known as (regardless of legal definition) wars. Veterans are those soldiers who have served during wartime, and many have named Davis home.

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PFC. Steven Strider Bishop. U.S. ARMY

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Lived in Davis for 13 years when he joined the Army in 2007. He joined as an Infantryman and was sent to the front line within 5 months of joining the Army. He was deployed to Iraq in Spring 2008. He was deployed to the southern end of Baghdad near Sadr City.

For Actions in Iraq PFC. Steven Strider Bishop U.S. Army was awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge (For Engaging in Direct Fire against the enemy and attempting to close in and destroy) and the Army Commendation Medal (For his Service in Combat operations).

"From Iraq with Love. Respect Me Hippie for I am the reason you can be free." Strider

For a few years, bumper stickers could be seen around town saying "Bring Steven Home", until he reenlisted.

Ray Grelecki

WWII O.S.S. China-Burma-India Theater "Captain Grelecki jumped out of an airplane into Hanoi Aug. 22, 1945. He was one of the first Americans in postwar Vietnam and one of the very few Americans who ever met Ho Chi Minh."Baltimore Sun Later he was a founding member of the C.I.A. He was a UC Davis Lacrosse coach.

Ernest 'Ernie' Head

Owner of RV Storage and former head of the Agricultural Engineering Department at UC Davis.

Bob Redfield

Owner of Redfield Machine.

Jim Stewart

"All men and women that served honorably in the armed forces are veterans and I count myself as one." —JimStewart

Daniel L. Predovich

Daniel L. Predovich was born 21 Oct. 1925 in Sacramento, California and died 10 Feb. 1987. He served in the Air Force during WWII, remained active in the Air Force reserves after the war, and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was superintendent of the Davis Joint Unified School District from 1975 to 1979. He received his bachelor degree from California State University, Sacramento and his doctorate in human behavior from [WWW]U.S. International University in San Diego. He served as a school administrator from 1950 until his retirement from DJUSD in 1979, and was superintendent of several school districts in California, including [WWW]Poway Unified School District in San Diego County, [WWW]Los Altos-Mountainview Union High School, and Davis Joint Unified.

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1987 Feb. 11, "Predovich services set for Thursday," Davis Enterprise.

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