Carpenters Welcome Fallen Hero
After 52 years of missing in action, Raul Guerra of Montebello was returned home and laid to rest yesterday. The remains of five Navy officers who were on the jet that crashed on Oct. 8, 1967 were returned 10 years ago from Vietnam to Hawaii. All but Guerra were identified and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency had been unable to identify the fifth body as Guerra’s for decades. DNA match was difficult because he was adopted in Mexico, and his birth mother and family were unknown. Yesterday, Guerra finally received the procession a hero deserves, with friends and family to welcome him. As the caravan of cars made its way down Whittier blvd. our Carpenters were there with flags and banners to salute the fallen hero. The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) has a long history of standing with our nation’s veterans. After retiring from military service, many veterans turn to the construction industry to find work. SWRCC has been proud to offer veterans a new career with pathways to leadership, as well as the stability and support of a community. If you are a veteran or know any former armed service personnel seeking career opportunities contact the SWRCC to learn more about our C.O.V.E.R program.