In 2004 Mark Cernich of Newport Beach unearthed dozens of military dog tags at a construction site on the former Santa Ana Army Air Base. Cernich was constructing a new building at 2777 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa when he discovered a dump site about 10-20 feet underground that contained trash from the old Army air base. He collected the dog tags and created a wooden cross to hang them on. He wanted to make sure they got a good home, so he donated them to Heroes Hall this week. Thank you, Mark, for your thoughtful donation! Keep a look out for the dog tags to be incorporated into our SAAAB Story exhibit at Heroes Hall this fall.