News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.

Celebrating Veterans Day with a Vietnam Vet

by Jo Anne Disney

El Monte

We honor long-time El Monte Allstate Agent, Steve Kranz. Mr. Kranz served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972. During his tour of duty in Vietnam, he was a helicopter pilot in the 3rd Marine Air Wing. Captain Kranz recalled many close calls during his combat flying, but the night of Ho Chi Minh’s death in September 1969 was the most memorable. “I feel lucky to have survived,” he recalled. For the last 37 years Mr. Kranz has served the residents of El Monte as the owner of Kranz Insurance and Financial Services.  We salute Steve Kranz.

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