Suisun City Public Works Supervisor Jeff Penrod attaches a plaque in memory of Suisun City resident Michael Anderson. His sister, Donna Goutermont of Juneau, Alaska, asked the city to establish the memorial bench late last year. (Ian Thompson/Daily Republic)
Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.