Tustin has a long and distinguished history of answering the call to arms.

Please Help Us Remember the 10 + 1

We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of their lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Tustin. The meaning of their sacrifice rests with our  collective consciousness; our future is their monument.  ~ Heather Robinson

Read the stories about all of Tustin's fallen heroes HERE in an OC Register article by Susan Goulding

Thank You John McGuire Photography


Donna Peery, Chairperson 
Tustin Community Foundation 


Local citizens continue to serve honorably in our nation's military services to protect and defend the freedoms and values that make our City and our Nation like no other.

During 2017, the Tustin Community Foundation recognized the sacrifices of  local heroes who lost their lives in the service of our country by holding tribute celebrations to familiarize residents with the patriots honored with street names throughout our community. 
There are an additional 10 fallen Tustin military heroes and 1 Tustin police officer who should also be remembered with a street name.

Please join our efforts to remind the City Council that their lives were also given in the service to our community and should be honored the same way as the others.
Capt. Lawrence N. Helber
United States Marine Corps
POW/MIA, January 24, 1966 in Vietnam

Sgt. Major John H. Johnson
United States Marine Corps
Killed July 12, 1967, in Vietnam

Spc. 4th Class James Lucero
United States Army
Killed June 13, 1969, while serving in Vietnam

Lt. Jeffrey Martin
United States Marine Corps
Killed July 29, 1968 in Vietnam

PFC. John Oglesby
United States Army
Killed May 1, 1968, while serving in Vietnam

Sgt. Christy Albert Peebler
United States Army
Killed June 13, 1969, while serving in Vietnam

Sgt. Allan Swaim
United States Army
Killed Aug. 1, 1968, during shelling in Vietnam

Seaman 2nd Class Donald Ynigues
United States Navy
Killed Aug. 14, 1944, in the sinking of the USS John Penn off Guadalcanal

PFC. Luther Yopp
United States Army
Killed Nov. 29, 1944, serving in France during World War II

Officer Wally Karp
United States Navy veteran and Tustin police officer shot and killed Jan. 7, 1973

Please contact the Tustin City Council @ CityCouncil@tustinca.org
Mayor Al Murray
Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Gomez
Council Member Letitia Clark
Council Member Chuck Puckett
Council Member Allan Bernstein