Jake Larson is a WWII veteran who is trying to get to France this June for the 75th
anniversary celebration of D-Day. He was devastated to find out that the Army will not
sponsor him due to the fact all of his military records were destroyed in a fire in 1970!
The goal of this campaign is to send Jake and his son to France for the historic anniversary and celebration of the service members who battled in the war and gave their lives for
Jake is 96 and is the ONLY living survivor from his military unit that stormed Omaha Beach
during the battle of Normandy in June of 1944.
Jake has received a bronze star from the United States Army for his service. In addition to the Bronze Star, the French Republic also awarded him the Legion of Honor, the most
prestigious decoration awarded in France.
Jake is a Martinez icon and is loved by so many people! If you've ever visited the Bagel
Street Cafe, in the Nob Hill shopping center, you've probably seen him sitting with his
buddies at their favorite table having a coffee. He's a wonderful man who has served his
country faithfully... please help us make his dream trip come true!!
- William Pursley
- Claudia Borzone
- Lori Wetzel