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Veteran Vehicle Salute

Orcutt veteran honored on 100th birthday with drive-by celebration

Welcome Home Military Heroes hosted their 85th Veteran Vehicle Salute for Orcutt resident Lloyd Daniels. Below is an article by KEYT news: ORCUTT, Calif. – Santa Maria area residents celebrated a local veterans birthday with a car parade Saturday afternoon. Dan “Lloyd” Daniels turned 100 years old last Friday. His neighbors and family decided to hold a surprise birthday parade…

Non-profit Welcome Home Military Heroes honors Central Coast veterans

Below is an article written by KSBY. Some points in article are not correct or misinformed and we have corrections below. Story written by: Ayrton Ostly KSBY News (1)Today marks one year since the non-profit Welcome Home Military Heroes began honoring veterans on Central Coast. The Arroyo Grande-based organization started the tradition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We realized…

‘Welcome Home Military Heroes’ celebrates two WWII veterans’ birthdays in Arroyo Grande and Cambria

Story written by KSBY Staff: Two World War II veterans are celebrating birthdays on the Central Coast with one turning the big 100. Welcome Home Military Heroes organized drive-by birthday salutes for 96-year-old Howard “Scotty” Scott in Arroyo Grande and for 100-year-old Kenneth G. Hart in Cambria. Community members first gathered at Harloe Elementary in Arroyo Grade before making their…

Local nonprofit celebrates veteran’s birthday on Veterans Day in Orcutt

ORCUTT, Calif. – Veterans Day is always special to those who serve our country but it was extra meaningful for one Orcutt man. “Welcome Home Military Heroes” organized a pandemic safe vehicle salute for 77-year-old Joe Beaudet. Dozens gathered to thank him for his service to our country. “It’s amazing how the emotions haven’t changed. i still get teary eyed…

WWII vet’s 107th birthday brings parade of well-wishers, thanks to California non-profit

Below is an article written by Harm Venhuizen with the Military Times!! Link for article is below. Henry Barba has seen it all. The 107-year-old Californian has lived through two pandemics, the Great Depression and his National Guard service in World War II. Now, a local non-profit is thanking him and celebrating his long life with a parade of well-wishers.…

Air Force veteran honored with drive-by salute for 95th birthday

Retired US Air Force Colonel, Oscar Byer, is celebrating his 95th birthday. Bayer served in War World II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He’s earned multiple medals including: the Purple Heart, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Welcome Home Military Heroes says Bayer was a navigator in the Seventh and Tenth Air Forces and…