BACK IN THE DAY: Pechanga soldier wrote home in 1942

BY KIM JARRELL JOHNSON

As the end of 1942 approached, Tech. Sgt. Frank P. Contreras, a resident of the Pechanga reservation south of Temecula, was thinking about home. Frank was in the U.S. Army and was stationed somewhere in Egypt, although he wasn’t allowed to say exactly where.

He hadn’t heard from his family in quite a whi…

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