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.
Resources and Memorials
- Memorial Union
- Veterans Memorial Building Marker
- Davis Cemetery Veterans Marker
Hi, I'm with a group that sends care packages to local troops a couple of times a year. We maintain a list of local military folks to get these packages out. If you know of somebody from the Yolo community serving in the military, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, Dave —DavidFeliz
PFC. Steven Strider Bishop. U.S. ARMY
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.
- StevenBishop — Personal Wiki entry.
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.
Owner of Redfield Machine.
"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 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 Poway Unified School District in San Diego County, Los Altos-Mountainview Union High School, and Davis Joint Unified.
1987 Feb. 11, "Predovich services set for Thursday," Davis Enterprise.