Author: Michael Cockrell

Michael Cockrell

Iwo Jima Veterans 79th Reunion

The Iwo Jima Association of America hosted the 79th Reunion in Washington, DC of all veterans who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima. This

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Michael Cockrell

Stockton Boy Scouts Retire Old Glory

When an American flag is weathered, there is a Flag Code on “Retirement”(disposal). The Boy Scouts of America Handbook has specific instructions on performing this

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Michael Cockrell

Packing Boxes of Love

For Active Duty Troops A Lodi church and other countywide volunteers take part in the Corporal Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program, gathering

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Michael Cockrell

Lodi Parade of Lights

The city of Lodi, CA, held their annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Thursday, 30-Nov-2023. Lodi resident, 98-year-old WWII veteran, U.S. Marine Cpl. Frank S.

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Michael Cockrell

Called Back to Bootcamp

“After 80 Years I’m Finally At Home!” — Frank Wright The heroes of yesterday are mostly gone.  Those men and women who answered the call

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Michael Cockrell

King Tides

Words are both fun and funny.  We often use the term “king” to describe something big. Huge. Larger than life.  And that’s what a King

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Michael Cockrell

Amateur (Ham) Radio Field Day

Testing Readiness for Emergencies On June 26-27, amateur or “ham” radio operators gathered around North America as well as in the East Bay-Delta areas to

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Michael Cockrell

California Mosquito Awareness Week

Editor’s Note – This video was produced by Michael Cockrell for the San Joaquin County Mosquito Vector Control District and published by SoundingsMag with permission. 

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Michael Cockrell

Vietnam Veterans Day Observed

Flag Folding Ceremony Local veterans have observed this day for many years. But this year was special. This year volunteers gathered to rehearse and then

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