When I got to the Memorial, I took note of the three fir trees that have been decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments. One or more volunteers have added a touch of the Season to the hill.
This run was for Pepito Caguimbal of Castroville.
If you're wondering why Twisselman is running for these men who died in the Vietnam War, check out the blog entry here that explains it.
U.S. Army PFC Caguimbal was from Castroville. This tribute was made on his page at VVMF.org:
"I am a sophomore a Gridley High School. For a History assignment we were assigned to post remembrances for those who died serving our country in the Vietnam War. I believe all the soldiers who died for my freedom deserve recognition. This remembrance is for Pepito Caguimbal. Thank you for your devotion to America and for your commitment in securing a bright future for me. Your commitment and sacrifice are priceless. Thanks again and God Bless."- Marie Shank