I am Proud to Be From Fillmore
By Dick Diaz — Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
I was so happy to get an email from Fillmore Native, and United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Frank Solorzano this morning! But when I read it I knew writing articles highlighting our currently serving Fillmore and Piru men and women has some value! LCDR Frank Solorzano's email:
My name is Frank Solorzano, and I just read the subject article this evening (your morning). I have a flag just down the road from the Police Station and got to see it before I deployed. I'm really proud to say I am from Fillmore, and I let everyone I meet in my travels know it. Being one of the troops, I can say we appreciate the recognition.
I know what LCDR Solorzano means by his being proud to be from Fillmore! My Son, Phillip recently bumped into another Fillmore Native, Ryne Galvan, and posted this picture of them in Afghanistan! What draws these two American Servicemen together, besides their service in Afghanistan, is the strong bond they have for each other from their connection to this Community of Fillmore!
Phillip wrote: “Look who I found in Afghanistan. Long way from Fillmore.” US Navy, Phillip Diaz on the left and US Army, Ryne Galvan on the right.
We in Fillmore are proud of their service! We thank them and their families for their sacrifices now and for the sacrifices they will make in the future! The next time you pass by LCDR Frank Solorzano's Banner on Sespe Avenue please give him a shout out of appreciation for his service! All the men and women currently serving are truly American Heroes!