Lodi American Legion to install first American Indian commander
Steve Bojorques is the new commander of Lodi’s American Legion
- American Legion installation
When: Tonight. Open bar at 5 p.m., tri-tip
dinner at 6, installation program at 7.
Where: Legion Hall, 320 N. Washington St. at
Lockeford Street, Lodi.
Who can come? Anyone; it is open to the public.
Reservations are not required.
Information: Call 368-1420 between 1 and 4
— Source: Lodi American Legion
- Steve Bojorques at a glance
Residence: Stockton, but plans to move to
Education: Edison High School graduate;
attended San Joaquin Delta College, where he majored in political
science and competed on the speech and debate team.
Military: Served with the 349th Memorial
Affairs Squadron out of Travis Air Force Base. He worked in the
autopsy unit when the bodies of soldiers killed in Iraq or
Afghanistan were returned to the United States. Discharged in
Occupation: Works at Sutter Street Memorial
Chapel in Stockton and transports radiology patients from room to
room in the Dameron Hospital emergency room in Stockton.
Indian tribe: Ohlone. Also tribal councilman
for the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of San Juan Bautista (based in
Woodside) and co-founded Red Circle, a Lodi organization.
Family: Girlfriend; no children.
— Source: Steve Bojorques
Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:08 am, Fri Jul 22, 2011.
Steve Bojorques has two significant passions — his American
Indian heritage and his support for the military.
Bojorques, 44, will be installed tonight as commander of Lodi’s
American Legion post. It is believed he will be the first Native
American commander in Lodi history.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:08 am.