Gordon Gail Gatch
whc ft r Richard Werner, left, former Santa Cruz mayor, looks over a citation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart, awarded to a Purple Heart holder in the state each year. The award was said to have evolved from the Viet Cong flag incident, October, 1969, in which the mayor was involved. Lt. Col. (ret) Gordon G. Gatch. right, of Santa Cruz, accepted it on Werner's behalf earlier this week.