Tehachapi prepares to honor local MIA soldier

Gilbert Mitchell joined the Navy in 1966 as a navigator on an A-6 Intruder. He is the only M-I-A soldier from Tehachapi.

A group of veterans are preparing to remember a local man missing in action from Vietnam.

The memorial will offer people a place to sit and learn more about his sacrifice.

"It was like I was being called to make this known," said Lynn Eckert, Commander of American Legion Post 221 in Tehachapi.