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Class Notes: 1951

Class of 1951

We have weathered injections of Moderna or Pfizer and continued with masking for an eventual reintroduction to congenial living. Your Secretary has been waiting patiently to hear words of encouragement on a November reunion.

As much as I had hoped to cement plans by March 2021, there is still no confirmation of a campus reunion at the stadium concurrent with Pappy’s Boys in November. All is still on hold.

Bob Sockolov of San Francisco has been in touch, as have others, with inquiries.

Jim Marinos from San Diego has two dates in November for Pappy’s Boys with neither event confirmed.

The moment I hear from the Stadium Club, plans will be disclosed or cancelled. Please keep the faith and your good health.

—Elayne McCrea, Class Secretary

Class of 1951

On November 8, 2021, Leon “Pantaleon” Sagun was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal at a presentation in San Francisco for his service as a Filipino guerilla fighter battling Japanese forces who had invaded the Philippines almost immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. His mission included nighttime reconnaissance and passing along targeting information and other intelligence to Allied Forces. He came to the United States in 1947 and became a U.S. citizen. He also served as a U.S. Army infantryman during the Korean conflict. He went on to a career as a high school and junior college teacher in Santa Maria. He passed away in Santa Maria shortly after his wife, Elizabeth, in 2014. Even though he was a humble man, he would have been honored to receive this recognition. 

Class Secretary: Elayne McCrea, 23500 Cristo Rey Dr No 503H, Cupertino 95014,