Thousands of North County residents attended Memorial Day services in Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Shandon and Cambria yesterday. About 500 people attended the event at the Faces of Freedom in Atascadero. AHS Graduate Mark Bailey talked about his experiences in Viet Nam, and issues facing today’s veterans. Bailey enlisted in the Army after graduating from Atascadero High School in 1966. He won the Silver Star for Gallantry in action, the Bronze Star for Valor and three Purple Hearts for three wounds he received at the Siege of Firebase Ripcord in a battle with the North Vietnamese Regular Army in 1970.