Can you tell me how far is Corning, California from San Diego.??? My Dad has a missing military friend Thomas "TOM" Powers who lived most of the time in San Diego areas. He sent them a postcard in 1998.They did not hear from him for usual HOLIDAY phone call in 1998. My mothers letter to him CAME BACK to them in Spring or Summer of 1999. I found a Thomas on the Social Security Death index yesterday that matches the age, but it said Corning, Tehama county, California. We do not know if this is in the vicinity of San Diego??? He usually moved around , but Liked the San Diego area. Is it NEAR each other??? They did not ever know his birth month, day or year. They knew he was close to my dads year of 1939.All I have is his parents names. Next step will be to get a death, birth certificate of this gentleman that I think is their friend. He ALWAYS called for Christmas OR New Years and for holidays of 1998,1999,& 2000 . NOTHING. I hope you can help me. THANK YOU. Sincerely, Ray-Lyne Gourley R.