Chula Vista Genealogical Society

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Society Board

President: Karen Smith

1st VP, Programs: Terri Seat

2nd VP, Membership: Arlene Watters

Secretary: Daryl Hern

Treasurer: Sam Seat


Cemetery: Susan Zimmer

Research Grp: Randy Seaver

DNA Group: Randy Seaver

Education: Susi Pentico

Estate Papers: OPEN

Historian: Susan Zimmer

Hospitality: Jane Furnish

Librarian:  Carrie Holleron

Newsletter: Randy Seaver

Drawings:  OPEN

Webmaster: Gil Leon-Guerrero

CVGS General Meeting

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
  • 136


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Chula Vista Genealogy Society General Meeting

"The Story of The USS Pueblo"

Presented by: Robert Chicca 

Bob Chicca was one of 83 crewmen aboard the USS Pueblo when it was captured by the North Koreans in January 1968. One crew member was killed in the capture and Bob was severely wounded. The crew spent just under a year in North Korea enduring deplorable conditions and unspeakable brutality.

Bob was awarded The Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the Navy Commendation Medal all with combat V’s, and the POW medal along with many other awards for his leadership and resistance

Bob, along with all of the surviving crew, still regret that the ship is in the hands of North Korea. It was never decommissioned and is the only US ship being held by a hostile nation.

Bob enjoys sharing the story of the USS Pueblo, especially to students who have never heard of the ship because the story of its capture has been removed from the history books.

Bob hales from Washington D.C. and now lives in Bonita, Ca with his wife, Vanessa. He is an avid collector and enjoys reading and refurbishing antique lamps which he sells on his eBay store. You can find Bob’s website at

Following the presentation by our guest speaker there will be raffle drawings, refreshments and fellowship to complete the program.

Please register soon if you plan to attend this meeting so that we may better plan for this event.

Attendance is free

Mailing Address: PO Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA  91909

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