East Bay veteran honored in Sacramento

There was a huge salute for an East Bay veteran at this year's Veterans of the Year celebration in Sacramento.
June 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
There was a huge salute for an East Bay veteran at this year's Veterans of the Year celebration in Sacramento. They saluted 93-year-old Navy vet Mickey Gantich from San Leandro.

"Served my country for better or for worse. This is the best country there is there. Anything to help the veterans, help the future kids of this country cause they're the future of our country there," said Gantich.

He's one of 65 war veterans who were honored by California lawmakers during a luncheon Wednesday. Gantich is still active, giving a personal history lesson to school kids around the Bay Area.


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