The USO San Diego’s 75th Anniversary Stars and Stripes Gala, “It Takes a City to Support our Military,” raised $750,000 to support San Diego service members. The event, which took place at the Hotel del Coronado June 4, named Papa Doug Manchester as the first recipient of the USO San Diego’s Patriots Award.
The Gala celebrated the strong, enduring relationship between San Diego and the Armed Forces, and featured Medal of Honor recipients Colonel Robert Modrzejewski, United States Marine Corps, retired, and Colonel Jay. R. Vargas, United States Marine Corps, retired, who have inspired us with their bravery.
The Gala also included a return performance by the Wounded Warriors group “MusiCorps,” a finalist for CNN’s 2014 Heroes award, and a keynote speech by former Navy SEAL and motivational speaker, Clint Bruce. For more information visit www.usosandiego.org.