Today, the nation honors all military veterans.
Here at the Weekly, we'd also like to single out these 16:
Walter Stephen Biswell – United States Air Force (Air Force)
Frederick Dewitt Booth – Air Force
William Lee Carroll – Air Force and United States Marine Corps (Marine Corps)
Robert Thomas French – Air Force
Thomas William Anderson – United States Army (Army)
Albert A. Berquist – Army
Peter O. Corral – Army
Stanley Gene Davis – Army
Richard T. Gutknecht – Army
Joseph Jeffrey Jarrell – Army
Benjamin Martin Jeffey – Army
George D. Johnson – Army
Stephen Andrew McMahon – Army
Larry A. Rushing – Marine Corps
Carl Eugene Herring – United States Navy (Navy)
John Edward Thompson – Navy
All passed away indigent in Orange County in 2016, according to the office of the Public Administrator, which protects the assets and manages the affairs of people who, at the time of death, left no known heirs, no will, no named executor or an executor who is ineligible.
The veterans listed above were issued certificates, signed by President Barack Obama, recognizing them for their service, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office, which oversees the Public Administrator.