Two brothers in arms — and loss of life — can be honored this week with the renaming of the Yorba Linda submit workplace.
The department, at 4770 Eureka Ave., will turn out to be the “Cottle Centanni Submit Workplace Constructing” to honor fallen U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Main Robert J. Cottle and Lance Cpl. Rick J. Centanni. The 2 Yorba Linda residents had been killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province in March 2010 when their armored car ran over a roadside bomb.
Rep. Younger Kim, who launched the federal invoice renaming the ability of their honor, is anticipated to attend the dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 17, together with members of the Cottle and Centanni households.
Cottle, 45, was a veteran Marine and high-ranking SWAT officer for the Los Angeles Police Division. Centanni, 19, was a 2008 graduate of Esperanza Excessive Faculty with goals of following in his father’s footsteps as a police officer for the Santa Ana Police Division.
Regardless of their age distinction, the pair “loved a private friendship,” mates mentioned on the time, with Cottle taking Centanni below his wing.
The Yorba Linda neighborhood was shocked by the deaths of the 2 Marines and mourned collectively. Pals, household and strangers lined the streets of the neighborhood to pay their respects throughout funeral processions, held fundraisers and began a longstanding memorial run.
Cottle is buried at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery and Centanni at Riverside Nationwide Cemetery. Each obtained the Purple Coronary heart for his or her service.
“We’re in a position to take pleasure in our on a regular basis freedoms due to the devoted service and sacrifice of those that have answered the decision to serve,” Kim mentioned when she launched the invoice to honor the 2. “I’m proud to honor the sacrifice and valor of those fallen heroes who misplaced their lives too quickly within the battle towards terrorism and to assist guarantee future generations in our Placentia and Yorba Linda communities keep in mind their names and their tales.”
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