My name is Cecil Muniain born Feb 23, 1922 in Esparto Califorina and moved to Knights Ferry, Califorina in 1928.
I graduated from Oakdale High in 1940; while in high school I joined The California National Guard Infantry from 1938 to Dec. 26, 1941; then into the Army Air Forces from Dec. 28, 1941 at which time I was on the Queen Mary headed for Australia.
On Feb. 15, 1942, I was assigned to the 19th Bomb Group (H), 93rd Sqd, who had been driven out of the Philippines and Java; then we came back to Texas as a training unit in Pyote, TX.
I asked Major Barr for a transfer out of the 19th BG and that is when I was sent to Salina Kan, to the 39th Bomb Group (VH) where I became the 60th Sqd Ordnance Section Chief (under LT Ray F Basore, the best officer I ever was under) then on to Guam.
I earned the Bronze Star there for doing something extra.
I was discharged Dec. 26, 1945; out as a E 7, was in the Air Force Reserve from 45 to 48; then into the California Guard as a 2nd LT.; retired in 1970 as a Captain with 28 yrs. in the service.
I was married in 1945 for 40 yrs until the passing of my wife; We had 3 girls and adopted 2 boys; married again after 10 yrs; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
I came home when the war was over went in to the Gas and Sporting business with my brother. We sold everthing after 50yrs - quit golfing and now fish all the time I can.