An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

HomeNewsArticle Display

Ceremony, monument honor fallen Santa Maria Soldier

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- A Santa Maria Valley veterans monument  for the fallen Servicemen during the War on Terrorism is unveiled with a new plaque that is dedicated to  Shawn Dressler on December 7. (U.S Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- A Santa Maria Valley veterans monument for the fallen Servicemen during the War on Terrorism is unveiled with a new plaque that is dedicated to Shawn Dressler on December 7. (U.S Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Robert Hatch, president and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor and Convention Bureau, unveils the Shawn Dressler Plaque on December 7.  The plaque is a new addition to the Freedom Monument, honoring Shawn Dressler of the U. S. Army.  Sgt. Dressler lost his life serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom on June 2.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cole Presley)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Robert Hatch, president and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor and Convention Bureau, unveils the Shawn Dressler Plaque on December 7. The plaque is a new addition to the Freedom Monument, honoring Shawn Dressler of the U. S. Army. Sgt. Dressler lost his life serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom on June 2. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cole Presley)

SANTA MARIA, Calif.-- Kirk Lindsey, Director of Community Development, plays Taps during a Memorial Dedication on December 7. The ceremony was held to honor Shawn Dressler, a Santa Maria native, who died in Iraq June 2.(U.S Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria).

SANTA MARIA, Calif.-- Kirk Lindsey, Director of Community Development, plays Taps during a Memorial Dedication on December 7. The ceremony was held to honor Shawn Dressler, a Santa Maria native, who died in Iraq June 2.(U.S Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria).