The American GI Forum of the U.S. and the California GI Forum has have lost a great American and a loyal Forumeer.  John Lopez, a member of the City of Commerce Chapter in California passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2013 of an apparent heart attack.  John was a member of the California AGIF Executive Board where he served as California AGIF Treasurer until June 22, 2013 when he elected not to run again.

John was active in the AGIF where he lobbied The Congress of the U.S. and the Depart of Defense to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sgt. Rafael Peralta. He also attended several National Conferences.  He was currently employed by Northrop Grumman and was a key player in drafting a resolution to reverse the awarding of the Air Force refueling tanker contract to a European conglomerate and award the contract to a U.S. company. 

We ask that you join us in remembering John in your prayers.