A Tehachapi man went missing in North Vietnam in 1968; he’ll be honored with a bench dedicated in his memory on Nov. 11

At 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 will dedicate a bench in Mitchell’s memory. The bench will be located at 125 E. F St., Tehachapi, in front of the American Legion building.

Linda Sims Stivers of Tehachapi was among his classmates in the Tehachapi High School Class of 1959.

"I remember him very well," she said in a recent note. "We were in the same class from the early grades through high school."

Mitchell, she said, was very smart and also shy. He was a life member of the California Scholarship Federation and very well-liked by everyone.

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