Pizarro: New tribute raised in honor of San Jose’s Vietnam veterans
November 20, 2017
A new memorial to the 142 San Jose residents who lost their lives in the Vietnam War was unveiled in an emotional ceremony Wednesday at an unusual location — a new self-storage facility on Little Orchard Avenue near Curtner Avenue. You need look no farther than the people behind the development to know why it’s there: ChuckToeniskoetter and BillKenney, the partners on the project, are both veterans who feel strongly that the people who made the ultimate sacrifice in the war can’t be thanked enough.
“We owe a debt to the men and women who valiantly served, and that debt can never be repaid,” said Kenney, a San Mateo attorney and owner of several storage facilities in the Bay Area. “So today we honor them with this flagpole and flag, which we dedicate to their memory.”