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KSBY – ‘Tears in my eyes’: Veterans return home to passionate welcome after D.C. memorial tour

Veterans — primarily from the Vietnam Era — spent all day Tuesday in Washington D.C., touring various sites and memorials before arriving on the Central Coast Wednesday night. By: Ken Allard Local veterans who visited Washington D.C. to see veterans memorials at no cost returned to the Central Coast Wednesday night — and a passionate crowd awaited their arrival. The trip…

KSBY – Si’s legacy lives on: Nonprofit sending care packages to troops

By: Neil Hebert Even with the passing of the organization’s fearless founder, the nonprofit Helping Soldiers in the Desert marches on, providing care packages to troops serving overseas. Si Tenenberg was a firm believer that no troop, regardless of their deployment, should go underserved. Under his tenure from the organization’s inception in 2006 to his passing in February of 2022, the…

Si Tenenberg’s care packages mission marches on after his passing

By: Neil Hebert Posted at 9:41 AM, May 30, 2022 Si Tenenberg, a marine veteran and founder of Helping Soldiers in the Desert, died in February. With his passing, the organization’s future was uncertain. In a story that’s Positively Central Coast, Si’s dedicated group carries on his legacy one box at a time. “As soon as he found out that we were…

Honor Flight returns to Central Coast

By: KSBY Staff Posted at 10:45 PM, May 25, 2022   and last updated 12:43 PM, May 27, 2022 An Honor Flight that took off for Washington, D.C. earlier this week returned to San Luis Obispo Wednesday night. The flight landed at the San Luis Obispo County Airport around 8:45 p.m. When the veterans landed, they were greeted with a re-entry celebration organized…

Si Tenenberg, local veteran and founder of troopcarepacks.org, passes away

By: KSBY Staff Posted at 11:01 AM, Feb 08, 2022 Si Tenenberg, the founder of a local organization that sent thousands of care packages to U.S. military members deployed overseas, has passed away. Tenenberg was a Marine veteran who served in the Korean War. Fifteen years ago, working out of his own home, he started his Care Packages for Troops mission, sending more than…