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Agent Orange Spray Map

The link below, when selected, will show you where heavy spraying of Agent Orange was conducted during the Vietnam War. It does not tell you when the spraying was done, but gives you an idea of where.


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Assemblyman Jim Patterson Names Dr. Charlie Waters “Veteran of the Year” for the 23rd Assembly District

Charlie Waters

Sacramento – Today, Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) welcomed Dr. Charlie Waters to the State Capitol to honor him as the Veteran of the Year for the 23rd Assembly District. Waters, a Clovis resident and Marine Corps Veteran, played a critical role in the push to open the Fresno Veterans Home and has been involved in several veteran related organizations.

Waters served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951-1958 and saw combat in Korea in 1951-1952. Following his service in Korea, Waters was assigned to the US Embassy in Uruguay. Over the last several decades, Waters has served on numerous boards, commissions and foundations serving the Veterans community. They include the Fresno Marine Corps League, Veterans Day Parade Committee, Fresno Veterans Home Foundation, American Legion and Toys for Tots.

Waters joined Patterson on the Assembly Floor for a special ceremony and also attended the “Veterans Recognition Luncheon” held at the Sacramento Convention Center.

“Veterans and Californians alike are fortunate to have people like Charlie Waters fighting for them. His military service ended years ago but he has continued to stand up for fellow veterans. It truly is an honor for me to have him in Sacramento for the day to properly thank him for all that he has done,” said Patterson.

Assemblyman Patterson (R-Fresno) represents the 23rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes communities in Fresno and Tulare County.

The DEA Enrique Kiki Camarena Division Award


The Kiki award celebrates the relationship between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Young Marines program. It is a competitive award within the division, which measures the drug demand reduction “footprint” that the Young Marines unit makes within their community. There are six divisions within the Young Marines program, so there are six units (one from each division) that can win the award annually. The criteria that the application must address includes the number of Young Marines within that unit that have reached their required number of ddr (drug demand reduction) hours, who does the teaching of ddr, what curriculum are they following, what steps do they take in reaching out to their community to include their peers and other members in their drug demand reduction message. In addition, the winner of each division must have participated in the DEA’s Red Ribbon Week. Units are also allowed to include pictures, endorsements, proclamations, videos and other items that help “paint a picture” of their efforts in this field. The applications are submitted at the end of January and document the activities of the entire previous year.
Those applications that are received in time are screened to ensure they cover the required criteria and whittled down to the best two or three submissions per division. Those selected packets are then sent on to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Headquarters, where the winner from each division is selected.


The winners for 2012 are as listed below:

Division 1
Blackstone Valley Young Marines
Milford, Massachusetts

Division 2
Colonel Wesley Fox Young Marines
Sterling, Virginia

Division 3
Orlando Devil Dog Young Marines
Orlando, Florida

Division 4
Mountain View Young Marines
Centennial, Colorado

Division 5
Midwest Central Young Marines
Deer Creek, Illinois

Division 6
Clovis Young Marines
Clovis, California

Detachment member, Gus Knittle and his wife, encourage members to bring their families, friends and groups such as Scouts to their ranch in the foothills near Prather. They have three cabins available for overnight stays. There is no charge. Members should plan on bringing their bed and bath linens, and food and personal necessity items. This time of year is beautiful. Fishing and some shooting is allowed. Please contact Gus if you have an interest at 855-7777.

Young Marines
The Clovis Young Marines meet:

Saturday Drill Schedule

Tuesday Drill Schedule

Drill: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month


Time: 0730 - 1530 [7:30 am - 3:30 pm]


Location: California Army National Guard

911 Chance Avenue

Fresno, CA 93702

[Located adjacent to Fresno Fair Grounds]

Drill: 3rd Tuesday of each month


Time: 1800 - 2000 [6:00 pm - 8:00 pm]


Location: Clovis Veterans Memorial Building

453 Hughes Avenue

Clovis, CA 93612

Contact the Unit Commander, Sandy Martinez, phone [559] 930-4432 or e-mail or

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