I am infuriated with the article written by Rudy Yniguez on Oct. 23 regarding the name of Imperial Irrigation District facilities without consideration of others who are more deserving.
The inaccurate reporting by Mr. Yniguez leaves a lot to be desired. Case in point is that I never suggested any project being named after my father. The point I made was that my father worked for IID for 27 years starting in the early 1940s, when all they had was a pick and shovel.
I made the comparison that putting his name next to that of Mr. Cox regarding hard work, my dad would take him hands down. I also said if my father's name was proposed for the naming of an IID facility in his honor, I would be the first to voice an opposition for the simple reason that there are others more deserving.
An IID employee was buried alive while digging a trench, another lost his life when he was working on a pole fixing a high power line. There are a lot of Valley residents who made the ultimate sacrifice during the wars.