He was born on July 7, 1808 in Monterey, and died on January 12, 1890 at his home in Sonoma, California.
In 1836, he was appointed, by Mexico, as the Commandante General for Northern California. In 1846, he joined the Bear Flag Revolt, supporting the peaceful annexation of California by the United States.
In 1849, he attended California’s Constitutional Convention, and later was elected to the State’s first State Senate.
USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658
The “Valley-Joe” was launched on October 23, 1965 in Mare Island, Vallejo, California and was christened by Patricia O. V. McGettegan, great-great-granddaughter of General Vallejo.
The Vallejo was placed “In Service” in October 1966, and Sea Trials were completed a month later. The ship was placed “In Commission” in December 1966 as the fortieth of the “Forty-One for Freedom” Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines.
The Vallejo, the Bolivar, and the Jackson were the last three of the original Boomers to make Deterrent Patrols. Following the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the old boats were replaced by the new Trident Submarines. The Vallejo was decommissioned on May 27, 1994 in Charleston.
During the Independence Day holiday of 1999, crew members of the Vallejo came from all over the Country to a Ship’s Reunion in Vallejo. Everyone that attended had a wonderful time.