USO San Diego presents 74th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala


During war and peace time America’s men and women in uniform have served in countries across the globe and on every ocean. Through critical programs and entertainment the USO has been by their side, boosting morale and providing comfort since 1941.

USO San Diego presented its 74th anniversary gala —Then and Now: A “Show” of Support for our Military —which featured themes spanning from the 1940s to now to delight attendees on May 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Civilian and military guests were entertained by the revolutionary MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band from the music rehabilitation program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, recently honored with a CNN Heroes award.

Co-chairs for the 74th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala are Reena Horowitz, Ramin Pourtrymour, and Lori and Bill Walton. Honorary Chairs include June and Neil Ash, Betty Beyster, Joye Blount, Arlene and Richard Esgate, Olivia and Peter Farrell, Ronne and Linden Blue, Helene and George Gould, Jeanne Jones and Don Breitenberg, Vangie and Jim Regan, and Jeri and Richard Rovsek.

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Photos by Vincent Andrunas.