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Monday, 11 November 2013 15:08

Naval Officer Calvin Capshaw

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Voces de Santa Fe salutes Calvin Capshaw  for his bravery on D-Day and his service as a Naval Officer throughout WWII. 

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"My father Frederick Christian Dinkel Jr., was working in West Africa as a civilian contractor with McDonnel Douglas Corporation when he was given a field commission in the US Navy around 1942. He left the Navy in 1953 as a Chief Petty Officer, the same year his mother died. My first memory of meeting him was when he came to visit us in the early 1950's in uniform--made a good impression. He was not a part of my life until 1970 when, interestingly enough, I was working as a contractor with Westinghouse on a project for the US Navy in San Diego. I was 26. He got to know his grandchildren before he passed away in 1979." Son Ron Dinkel

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Monday, 11 November 2013 04:24

James M. Baca, Sr.

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James M. Baca, Sr., was stationed on board the USS Lanier  during WWII. He served in the Pacific Theater  and was the first Santa Fean to enter Tokyo after VJ Day.

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