In honor of Veterans Day 2014, the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians recognizes our living Tataviam military veterans. Tataviam have served in the United States military beginning with World War I. In continuing with that legacy David Rios said he was “proud to serve this country as a Native American.”
And the Tribe is proud of its veterans.
United States Army, 1969 – 1971, Vietnam War
United States Navy, 2008 – 2012, Sonar Technician Submarine Third Class Petty Officer
United States Marine and Iraqi war veteran
United States Navy, 1996 – 2000
United States Army, April 1968 – January 1970, Vietnam War
*These Tataviam will be honored for serving in the armed forces during the 10th Annual Night with the Stars in Universal City, also known as the Tataviam village of Cahuenga.