Bakersfield community honors supporter of vets rights

Man lost battle to cancer after year

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The community came together over the weekend to remember a local man who spent his life fighting for Veteran's Rights.

Veterans and non-veterans put together a motorcycle ride to honor the life of 63-year-old Vernon Valenzuela.

He lost his battle with cancer one-year-ago.

Valenzuela was a key figure in building the local vet center and helping veterans with PTSD.

And even though its been a year since his death, his legacy in the community lives on.

Those who knew Valenzuela said they will work to carry on his vision.

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