Under the leadership of Divisional Music Leaders Chris and Faye Mallett, almost 400 soldiers, officers and friends joined together at the Long Beach Citadel Corps for an afternoon of praise and celebration.
The Korean Corps Singing Company, led by Lt. Ruth Lee, won the year’s competition, followed closely by the Whittier Laotian Corps, second place, and Tustin Ranch, third. The Santa Ana Temple Corps was presented with the Divisional Commander’s Award, for being the unit showing the most progress and development in terms of their singing company program.
Lt. Colonel Alfred R. Van Cleef, Southern California divisional commander, commented that he was glad he was not a judge because the quality of each group was so high. Charged with this difficult task were Helen Ridgewell, Margaret Arnold and Captain Judith Smith.