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State Senator Jerry Hill honored Pacifica resident and Korean War Coast Guard veteran Allan Hale as the 13th Senate District of California's 2017 Veteran of the Year for San Mateo County. Senator Hill presented Mr. Hale with a Certificate of Recognition for the special honor during a Pacifica City Council Meeting on November 27, 2017.
Mr. Hale, who saw active duty during the Korean War, served as a docent for "The Wall That Heals" when the traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., came to the Golden Gate Cemetery in 2015. Mr. Hale also is an adjutant for Pacifica American Legion Post 238 and commander of Pacifica VFW Post 10245.
In addition to being Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 264 for more than 45 years, Mr. Hale has been vice president of the Lions Club, an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and a 2011 inductee into the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame for sponsorship and organization of adult softball leagues with the Pacifica Parks and Recreation Department.