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					                                                                     YOUR NEXT PURPLE HEART EVENT DATES                               VOL 5-5—JANUARY 2005
                                                                                                                                                 PATRIOT BULLETIN

                                                                          12 JAN — STAFF MEETING, 12 NOON, CAMP MABRY MUSEUM
                                                                          18 JAN — 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY, 12 NOON, MABRY MUSEUM
                                                                          7 FEB — 6:30AM, “BREAKFAST AT JIM’S, HWY 183 AT BURNET RD




                                                                                            JANUARY
                                                       PATRIOT BULLETIN
THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART OF THE U.S.A.




                                                                                 COME TO CHAPTER 1919’s

                                                                              10th ANNIVERSARY                                                                   On
                                                                               CELEBRATION                                                              Page 7
                                                                              AT 12 NOON ON TUESDAY           Are All Of
                                                                              JANUARY 18th AT THE         The Details And
                                                                              CAMP MABRY              Registration Form
                                                                              MUSEUM              For Our Classiest
                                                                              Details On    Patriotic Social Event Of The
                                                                              Page 6     Year — Friday, Feb 18th, 6PM
TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919




                                                                                              GEORGE WASHINGTON’s
                                                                                                   BIRTHDAY DINNER
                                                                                    ...This Month’s Feature, Starting On Page 8…         INSIDE:
                                                                                                                                          LEADER BOARD                 2-3
                                                                                         MARTIN L. ALLDAY
                                                                                                                                          NEW MEMBERS                   4
                                                                                  TODAY, CHAPTER 1919’s JUDGE ADVOCATE,
                                                                                  MARTIN L. ALLDAY, J.D., IS OF COUNSEL WITH THE          ADJUTANT’S CALL               5
                                                                                  SCOTT, DOUGLASS, & McCONNICO LAW FIRM IN
                                                                                  AUSTIN, BUT; FIFTY-NINE YEARS AGO HE WAS A              NEWS / FEATURE / PHOTOS     6-12
                                                                                  PFC IN THE 96TH INFANTRY DIVISION WHO WAS
                                                                                  STILL HEALING FROM HIS WOUNDS SUSTAINED                 BIRTHDAYS / BOOSTERS       12-13
                                                                                  ON OKINAWA. THIS PAST YEAR MARTIN MADE A
                                                                                  TRIP BACK TO OKINAWA TO SEE THE PLACES HE               TRIBUTES / INSPIRATIONAL   14-15
                                                                                  HAD BEEN AS A TEENAGED INFANTRYMAN
                                                                                                                                          CHAPTER CALENDAR             16
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                                      Chapter Notes
                                   ON JAN 18TH I WILL        Armando and Denise, and all the others
                                   HAVE THE HONOR
                                   OF PRESIDING AT
                                   THE CHAPTER’S
                                                             including the cookie makers who Elaine will
                                   10TH BIRTHDAY. MY
                                   THANKS TO DON,
                                                             thank in her President’s notes.
                                   FRANK, BOB, ERNIE

                                                Dec 12th was our adult Christmas Party, we
                                   & JOHN WHO HAVE
                                   PRECEDED ME….

                                                had about 50 or more people and a good time
                                                had by all, good food and drinks. The band
           COMMANDER’S MESSAGE                  was very good, thanks to Virgil and his lodge
2004 has come and gone. The year went by so friends. Thanks to all the people who helped
fast I didn’t have a chance to catch up with    make this a great party.
everything happening in my life. I don’t know This month we will have our Chapter’s 10th
about some of you, but as I get older the days Anniversary Celebration, please see page 6 in
go by so fast, if I wake up in the dark I can’t this newsletter about the dinner, and mark the
tell if I’m getting up or going to bed. The     18th so you all can join in the celebration.
Patriots and Ladies in Chapter and Unit 1919
are about the hardest working volunteers I      This month I will start the year, by sending a
have ever had the pleasure of working with.     big thanks to two Patriots, Don Bosserman
That is what makes Chapter and Unit 1919        and Tony Moore. The two Patriots work in
one of the best, if not the best Chapter and    the background not expecting a thank you, but
Unit to get things done. I want to extend a big do a great job for us all. Don has come on
“Thanks to all Patriots and Ladies” of the      board as a Junior Vice Commander to help us
Chapter/Unit for making last year a great year. with some items such as the three Chapter
                                                Dinners that are coming up in the future.
The MOPH Texas state Department had a           Tony Moore who we all know has a big
conference in Killeen Dec 4th and four of us heart, always helps Veterans get their right-
were from Austin, Armando & Denise              fully due benefits from the V.A. system. Tony
Ybarra and Elaine and myself. The meetings is a great Service Officer. The coffee bar has
were very informative, and all chapters that    two helpers that I feel need to be recognized
attended will benefit from having been there. this month. Frank Horton, and Tripp Garza.
The children’s Party was well attended, with Frank is someone we can all count on at any
about 24 or more kids. The kids had a great     time. Tripp has had to stop the coffee bar, but
time, a special thanks to Barbara Carr’s        gave us years of help, and service. I salute the
music, With Santa Claus’s (Virgil Ellis)        four of you people, and send you big thanks.
presents, Rufus Dye, Jim and Pasty Farmer,
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TO SUBMIT MATERIAL, OR COMMENTS, OR TO REPORT CHANGES OF ADDRESS,
NOTIFY EDITOR, MILT CARR, (512) 343-7940, OR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, DON
BOSSERMAN, (512) 238-1040. NEWSLETTER IN COLOR: www.purpleheartaustin.org
                                                                                  Federico Rey
P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                                                      Page 3




                                                                                              COMMAND AND
                                                                                              PRINCIPAL STAFF


                               Unit Notes                                                 CHAPTER / UNIT
                                               Ybarra, Pasty Farmer, Ann                             1919
                               .….AND ALL OF
                                   US LADIES
                                               Lingo, Pasty Rademacher,
                                INTEND TO BE
                                RIGHT THERE
                                               Betty Cepeda and Rosalie Dye             OFFICERS, MOPH CHAPT 1919
                                 HELPING THE
                                     MEN       Castillo for all the yummy                   NOTE: ALL AREA CODES ARE ( 512 )
                                  CELEBRATE
                                 ON JAN 18TH   cookies and for helping get the          FRED REY
                                                                                                COMMANDER
                                                                                                                    339-8034
                                               hall ready and cleaning up.
                                                                                         SENIOR VICE COMMANDER

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
                                               On December 12, we had our annual        ARMANDO YBARRA              444-5932

                                               Chapter and Unit Christmas Party,         JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER
We have had a wonderful                        enjoyed good food, renewed friend-       DON BOSSERMAN               238-1040

                                               ships and shared the season with each
December. I attended the                       other. Big thanks for the Door Prizes,   MILT CARR
                                                                                                   ADJUTANT
                                                                                                                    343-7940
Mid-Year Conference in Killeen                 that were donated by Betty Cepeda               FINANCE OFFICER
the first Saturday in December.                and Denise Ybarra. A big thank you       RAY DIAZ                    444-6342

We shared ideas on fundraisers;                to Laurie Hudgeons, Betty Cepeda               SERVICE OFFICER
recruiting, and learned Killeen’s              and Denise Ybarra for helping to set     TONY MOORE                  389-6543


LAMOPH is starting up again.                   up, serve, and clean up.                      PUBLIC RELATIONS
                                                                                        TONY GEISHAUSER              527-8495
Senior Vice Commander Harvey                   A wonderful meal at Outback Steak              JUDGE ADVOCATE
Webb came in to brief us about                 House was held on December 15th.         MARTIN L. ALLDAY, J.D. 206-0633

the Department Convention that                 Thanks to all that bought tickets and               SURGEON
                                                                                        ROBERT BERNSTEIN,M.D.345-5988
will be held in May. If you plan               shared in a wonderful meal.
                                                                                                   CHAPLAIN
to attend, please give me a call   Our Chapter is getting ready to                      L.C. CASTRO                  452-5562

and I will share all that info.    celebrate their 10th anniversary                           WELFARE OFFICER
                                                                                        ARMANDO YBARRA               444-5932
                                                  th
On the Fifth of December we had on January 18 . We are having                                SERGEANT AT ARMS
the Purple Santa Children’s Party. a BBQ Luncheon at the Texas
                                                                                        HOWARD McKINNEY               248-0766


We had twenty-four children and Military Museum at Camp
their parent’s come to our party. Mabry. It will start at 12:00
Barbara Carr led us in singing noon. Ladies let’s show our sup-                         OFFICERS, LAMOPH UNIT 1919

Christmas Carols. Lovey Dovey port for the Chapter by support-                                     PRESIDENT

the Clown shared her humor with ing the men in this celebration.
                                                                                        ELAINE REY                     339-8034

                                                                                           SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
us all. Each child and their       I also hope to see you at the                        LAURIE HUDGEONS                335-1230

parents had cookies, ice cream     February George Washington’s                            JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT
                                                                                        YOLANDA FRAZIER                928-8079
and punch. When Santa arrived Birthday Party at the Austin
                                                                                                 SECRETARY
most all were happy. Pictures      Club. Please read the newsletter                     BETTY CEPEDA                  388-9083

were taken with Santa and he       on how to purchase tickets.                                   TREASURER
                                                                                        DENISE YBARRA                  444-5932
gave each child a gift. I want to
thank Barbara for the music,                    God Bless,                                    TRUSTEES, 3-2-1
                                                                                        JENNYNE BILSKY                338-1999
Lovey Dovey for her entertain-                                                          VIRGINIA BANASAU              894-0644
                                                Elaine Rey                              ELIZABETH LARSON              418-1342
ment, Elizabeth Larson, Denise
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                         NEW MEMBERS
National Headquarters added a new member to the rolls of Chapter 1919 since publication of
your last issue of PATRIOT BULLETIN. Welcome and Congratulations to:
•      Gordon Seablom is a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. Gordon was serving in Company M,
       3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division when wounded on May 13, 1967.

An additional application for membership has been received and forwarded to National
Headquarters. That applicant is:

•      Dennis M. Biggs, USAF, Vietnam



              PURPLE SANTA AT WORK !
       AT KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY & SAFE PLACE

                                           Purple Santa had his Children’s Christmas Party on
                                           December 5th and it was a big hit with the two dozen kids
                                           that were there. Details of what went on and who the
                                           volunteers were behind the scenes that made it successful
                                           are in the Unit President’s article on page 3. Virgil Ellis
                                           was a bit under the weather at party time, so for this event
                                           Raymond Diaz was the stand-in for Purple Santa when it
                                           came time to pass out the Christmas presents.



                                           This photo of Purple Santa’s second load of Christmas toys
                                           for girls and boys that was being delivered to Austin’s
                                           “Safe Place” was taken two weeks before Christmas.
                                           When this year’s collection drive was over, more than 600
                                           items had been donated with a total value estimated at
                                           more than $2,000. Purple Santa is Patriot Virgil Ellis and
                                           he gets a lot of help from Pflugerville Parks & Recreation
                                           Department and from United Christian Church volunteers.
                                           Safe Place representative, Erin Fisher, is shown here
                                           receiving the shipment from our collection coordinator,
                                           Patriot Rufus Dye.
P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                               Page 5




                               ADJUTANTS CALL
H       appy New Year to all ! This is the third year that the
        And a special “thank
you” to the members and
                                    Purple Santa Project has been
                                    in operation, collecting toys
                                                                        THE NATIONAL ADJUTANT’S
                                                                         MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS
                                                                                 FOR
                                                                           THE MONTH ENDING
friends of Texas Capital            and household items, and                 NOVEMBER 2004
Chapter 1919 that mailed some conducting a benefit luncheon
beautiful “seasons greetings” to raise the resources — and                 THE TOP TEN
cards to the chapter during this then using those generous
past holiday period. Truly, we donations in a variety of ways
                                                                          DEPARTMENTS
have much to be thankful for to assist others and spread
during the past year. Chapter holiday cheer; specifically by           TEXAS                   3,418
                                    providing assistance to needy      CALIFORNIA              2,751
1919 greatly appreciates the
                                                                       PENNSYLVANIA            2,547
volunteer work done all year veterans’ families (referred to
                                                                       NEW JERSEY              2,459
long at the Austin VA Clinic by us by the county veterans
                                                                       FLORIDA                 2,371
our refreshment cart servers, service officer), providing
                                    children’s Christmas presents      MICHIGAN                2,047
and by our volunteer phone
                                                                       NEW YORK                1,855
callers and by all the Chapter to needy veterans’ children, to
                                    Austin’s “Safe Place” for          OHIO                    1,364
Officers and special project
                                    battered women, for our own        VIRGINIA                  944
volunteers. Once again they
                                    Purple Heart kids Christmas        ARIZONA                   864
have all done tremendously
good things for us. But, also party (we had 24 this year),             Benefit Luncheon a success
this past year, Chapter 1919        delivering fruit baskets to        again this year. Also, don’t let
again broke its old records in some of our own local patriots          their rank fool you, Chapter
several areas. ANNUAL MEMBER RENEWALS that are house                   Commander Fred Rey and
The most           FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2005 bound, and                   Unit President, Elaine Rey
recent, in fact 15 MEMBERS OF CHAPTER 1919 HAVE after the              were right in the middle of
all the receipts RENEWED LAST MONTH AND ONE HAS holidays Santa         things and they work as hard
are not yet in, CONVERTED TO LIFE MEMBER. THAT will be send-
                 LEAVES 53 REMAINING WHO HAVE                          as anybody in MOPH.
was the Purple MEMBER CARDS THAT EXPIRED IN DEC ing assistance
                 2004, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEM,
Santa Benefit PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND IN YOUR to Fort Hood’s           I can’t close this message
Luncheon at DUES SOON.                                Iraq veterans    without saying “thank you” to
the Outback                                           in the Medical   the 20 workers we have doing
Restaurant. Finance Officer         Holding Detachment.                the VA coffee bar operation.
Raymond Diaz reports he             Rufus Dye, Virgil Ellis,           Those guys are the very soul
already has fifteen percent         Armando Ybarra, and                of our Chapter, they make us
more income than for last year, Raymond Diaz were the big              all look good all year long and
and that there are several more workers in all of that, and            they never let us down.
donations not yet turned in that Tony Geishauser had a big
will up that total.                 hand in making the Outback            —MILT CARR, Adjutant
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           ...Chapter 1919 Will Be 10 YEARS OLD On Jan 18th, And So,…


         IT’S TIME TO PARTY !
 On January 18, 1995, Chapter 1919 was officially chartered. Since that date, Chapter 1919
 has experienced phenomenal growth and, having been blessed with good fortune, has reeled
 off a remarkable record of accomplishments during this brief span of time. We intend to
 celebrate those achievements in appropriate fashion, and to do so with our friends from else-
 where in MOPH, and from the organizations with which we associate, such as the VA Clinic,
 ROTC, ACC Scholarships, the Camp Mabry Museum, and all of Purple Santa’s supporting
 and supported activities, and of course, our generous outside “boosters.” Naturally, we want
 all of our Patriots, Associates and Ladies and their family or guests to come and join in our:

     NEXT MEETING: at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2005
         LOCATION: MUSEUM (Bldg # 6), AT CAMP MABRY,

              FEATURING: Free BBQ Lunch
                         Charter Members Recognition
                         Honors to Past Chapter Commanders
                         Thanks to Volunteers & Supporters
                         Accomplishments & Vision for the Future
                         And, More, Much More !
    HOW TO GET THERE
    IT HAS BEEN SOME TIME SINCE WE HAVE
    MET IN THE MUSEUM AT CAMP MABRY, SO
    FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEW MEMBERS
    AND VISITORS, CAMP MABRY HAS A SINGLE
    ENTRANCE, IT IS ON 35TH STREET, ON THE
    FAR WEST SIDE OF THE INSTALLATION. THE
    GATE GUARD WILL REQUIRE DRIVERS
    LICENSE PICTURE ID, OR MILITARY OR
    DEPENDENTS ID CARD FOR ENTRY.
    PROCEED NORTH TO STOP SIGN AND TURN
    RIGHT ON DIVISION DRIVE. TURN RIGHT
    AGAIN AT THE NEXT STOP SIGN AND
    PROCEED SOUTH ON GENERAL MABRY DR
    UNTIL YOU SEE THE PROMINENTLY
    DISPLAYED SIGN FOR THE MUSEUM ON THE
    RIGHT. AFTER THE MEETING, YOU MAY
    EXIT AT THE 45TH ST OR 35TH ST GATES.
P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                          Page 7


                                            ...Coming Next Month…

          George Washington’s Birthday
                 Dinner Party
 Nationwide, the Military Order of the Purple Heart celebrates George Washington’s birthday
 because he created our original award that (although it had a major design overhaul in 1932)
 is known today as the Purple Heart. Here locally in Chapter 1919, we celebrate with a
 Dinner Party, our most elegant event of the year, in one of the finest private clubs in
 downtown Austin. Husbands, this is an opportunity for you to get credit for taking your wife
 out for dinner on a really nice “evening out” special occasion, and don’t try to excuse
 yourself because of worrying about how to dress—after all, Austin, has it’s own traditions to
 uphold. That means a few may come in formal dress, but; most of the men simply wear coat
 & tie, and if you really have an aversion to putting on a tie then just fasten your top shirt
 button and that will be just fine. PATRIOT BULLETIN does not assume to render distaff
 advice because, by definition, the Patriot’s Lady is always appropriately dressed. We want
 everyone to make a special effort to attend because the Chapter puts a lot of work and effort
 into this event and it is really worth your coming to. You will enjoy being a part of our
 honoring of ceremony and military tradition, and taking in some first-rate entertainment
 while having a wonderful meal, all in the banquet hall of the “Austin Club.” You will value
 the experience of the evening far more than the relatively modest cost of attendance.

  GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY DINNER PARTY
 FRIDAY, FEB 18th, 2005, AT 6:00 PM THE “AUSTIN CLUB,” 110 E 9TH STREET
                        RESERVATIONS REQUIRED NLT NOON FEB 15 th, BUT,
                               MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY — SPACE IS LIMITED
                                    $25 per person — CASH BAR
                                     GUESTS ARE WELCOME
 LIST NAMES OF ALL IN YOUR PARTY IN THE SPACE BELOW. PAY FOR THAT NUMBER x $25 ea.
 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CHAPTER 1919, MOPH. THEN CLIP AND MAIL THIS RESERVATION
 FORM AND YOUR CHECK TO — RAYMOND DIAZ, 612, W ANNIE ST, AUSTIN, TX 78704




          TOTAL NUMBER ATTENDING x $25 ea = TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED =               $
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          MARTIN L. ALLDAY
                        Army, WWII, Pacific
                       Patriot, Chapter 1919

Martin L. Allday was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on May 30, 1926. When
he was three years old his family moved to Waco. Five years later they moved
to Austin, where his father died in 1935. Martin attended public schools in
Austin from age nine through his junior year of High School. From there, he
went to Schreiner Institute in Kerrville where he graduated from High School
in 1943 and then completed his first year of college in the Spring of 1944.
Shortly afterward, he received his draft notice and on August 31, 1944, Martin
was inducted into the Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.                PFC MARTIN L. ALLDAY
                                                                                       1945, ON MINDORO

He went through an accelerated 15-week Basic Training course at Camp Hood,
Texas, and was shipped out to the Pacific, sailing from the U.S. on February 12, 1945. After stops in Hawaii
and Saipan for further training, on May 1st, PFC Martin L. Allday arrived on Okinawa as an Infantry
replacement and was assigned to Company C, 382nd Infantry, 96th Infantry Division. Martin was made First
Scout and he and PFC Scott Blackmore made up the 2-man scout team in their rifle squad.

                                         Offensive operations were pressing the Japanese all across the width
                                         of the island at that time. On May 10th, “Zebra Hill” was taken and
                                         Company C took up positions on the right-side half of that horseshoe
                                         shaped hill. The company dug in on the reverse slope, but, Scouts
                                         Allday and Blackmore were out front and they prepared a foxhole
     96th INFANTRY                        facing the enemy. They soon drew fire from a light machine gun
                         382nd INFANTRY
                      REGIMENTAL CREST positioned only 300 yards away on the hill to their front and so they
        DIVISION
     “DEADEYES”
  SHOULDER PATCH                          stayed down under cover continuously to avoid taking fire. On May
                                          11th, Company C resumed the attack and, obedient to orders, the two
scouts rose up to join in. But, immediately upon exposing themselves they caught a burst from the machine
gun, a .25 caliber weapon, and were both hit. One bullet pierced the front of Scott’s steel helmet, creased the
top of his scalp, and came out the back of the helmet splattering fragments, some of which wounded him in
the shoulder and one of which also hit Martin in the face. Bleeding profusely from the fragmentation wound
to his face, Martin first believed he had taken a bullet in the head and was much less anxious about a wound
to his right hand. Another of the small caliber bullets had shot through Martin’s hand, passing cleanly
between the bones without breaking any. The two scouts assisted each other back to the company position
where they received first aid and were sent on their way back to the aid station.

Martin says, “I was treated and then held in a medical unit that was set up on the beach back about 10-15
miles behind the front line, and I was there for three days awaiting evacuation. There were many Kamikaze
attacks, they came often and when they did we took shelter in trenches outside our tents whenever the alarm
sounded. I watched a Japanese suicide plane hit one of our cruisers just out from the beach where we were.
It struck the fantail and killed all of the sailors at their stations there. I was flown out on a 4-engined
Medevac plane to Guam where I remained for another 30 days in the hospital. I tried to write a letter home
to my mother using my left hand, but just couldn’t do it. A Red Cross Nurse offered her help and by the time
I left Guam she had written 17 letters for me. Because of that I have been a generous contributor to the
P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                                        Page 9



Red Cross ever since. My right hand was far from healed, but; losses had been heavy and men in my
condition were being returned to their units in combat. I could not close my hand or make a fist so the
medics gave me a pencil to squeeze as they sent me on my way back to Okinawa.

PFC Allday rejoined Company C the day the island was declared secure, but they spent the next ten days in
“mopping up,” and after that the 96th Infantry Division remained on Okinawa for another month and then was
withdrawn to Mindoro Island in the Philippines. The Atomic Bombs were dropped and the war ended when
they were aboard ships enroute from Okinawa. The men of the 96th Division stayed on Mindoro for three
months waiting their turn to be shipped home. When they sailed, Martin was left behind because he did not
have enough “points.” He was later transferred to Luzon and assigned to the 86th Infantry Division. Finally,
on August 12, 1946 Martin sailed from the Philippines and on September 7, 1946 he was discharged at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas, the same place where he had been inducted two years before.

Martin L. Allday enrolled at the University of Texas the week after his discharge from the Army. He
graduated in three years and immediately entered law school. He graduated from the University of Texas
Law School in 1951 and soon had a job with the Texas Railroad Commission as a legal examiner in oil and
gas. In February 1953, he was hired by Superior Oil Company for their legal
office in Midland, Texas. Martin says, “After four years in Midland I was
transferred to Houston. I was the only lawyer in the whole company that was
under 50 years old and I didn’t like Houston anyway, so after two years there
I quit and returned to Midland.”

Back in Midland again, Martin started a 3-man law firm. It proved to be very
successful and thirty years later the company had built up to 42 lawyers.
During his early years there Martin first met the future President George
H.W. Bush and the two men became friends through their shared interests
and work in community service. Martin met and married Patricia Pryor.
They had a house catercorner to the Welch family, the home of Laura Bush.         L — PFC SCOTT BLACKMORE, SCOUT
                                                                                  ALSO WOUNDED ON ZEBRA HILL
Laura was camp counselor at Camp Mystic in Kerrville that the Allday              C — PFC MARTIN L. ALLDAY
                                                                                  R —SSG CHARLES BIBLE, SQUAD LDR
children attended during the summer. When George H.W. Bush ran against            FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS. THESE THREE
Ralph Yarborough for the U.S. Senate, he asked Martin to serve as his             WENT THROUGH TRAINING TOGETHER
                                                                                  IN THE U.S. AND WERE TOGETHER IN
statewide campaign chairman and he did. George Bush lost that race, but           CO C. PHOTO IN PHILIPPINES AFTER
                                                                                  THE OKINAWA CAMPAIGN.
didn’t lose much after that and when he became President he asked Martin to
serve as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. So, at age 63, Martin moved to
Washington, D.C. and took on regulatory responsibility for all oil and gas transportation across state lines.
                               When he wasn’t working he played some golf with the President, occasionally
                               traveled with him on Air Force One, and he and Patricia attended about 30
                               White House receptions and numerous other social events during their four
                               years in the nation’s capital.

                               In 1993 Martin and Patricia moved back to Austin where Martin continues to
                               pursue his career in law, currently being “of counsel” with Scott, Douglass and
                               McConnico, L.L.P. He serves our Purple Heart Chapter 1919 as Judge
                               Advocate. In 2001 the President and First Lady, George W. and Laura Bush,
                               had Martin and his family as their guests in the White House for the celebration
                               of Martin’s 75th birthday. In April 2004 Martin and Patricia toured the island
MARTIN L. ALLDAY STANDING AT   of Okinawa where Martin revisited the scenes of his combat service from 59
THE SPOT HE WAS WOUNDED ON     years before. Martin and Patricia have three children and seven grandchildren,
ZEBRA HILL 59 YEARS EARLIER.
PHOTO FROM SPRING 2004 TRIP    all living in Austin, San Antonio or Houston.
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          LAMOPH UNIT 1919                                                         ...Chapter 1919 salutes one
                                                                                          of our own...
          LADIES BIRTHDAYS
                                                                                  ROBERT N. LICHTENBERGER
      Seven Ladies in Unit 1919 celebrate
 this month. Wish a Happy Birthday to all.                                          NATIONAL COMMANDER

           JANUARY                                                                          2004—2005

           6   OLGA CORTEZ
           8   JUDITH KITCHEN
          11   BETTY BOSSERMAN
          17   MAUREEN YETT
          17
          22
               MARLIEN RICE
               FRANCES WAGGONER                               MOPH / LAMOPH
          23   LUCILLE BENNETT
                                                        ECHELONS ABOVE CHAPTER
                   —ELAINE REY, President             The Chapter and Unit 1919 has, among us regular
                                                      members, some past commanders, unit presidents or
                                                      otherwise prominent leaders that have gone on to serve at
                                                      higher levels. Although they are no longer visible in our
          Department of Texas                         local organization’s leadership, these are outstanding
           2005 Convention                            individuals who have earned our continuing support for
                                                      their service. This article is to keep you in touch with who
The Department of Texas Convention for this           they are and what they are doing at echelons above the
year will be held in Oklahoma !                       chapter level.
Location: Choctaw Inn in Durant, OK.                  NATIONAL COMMANDER, MOPH
                 Adjacent to the Choctaw Casino              ROBERT N. LICHTENBERGER, SR.
                (that’s 18 mi North of Denison, Tx)
               for reservations, ph (580) 931-8340    DEPUTY DIVERSITY MEMBERSHIP COORD., MOPH
                                                             ERNIE BANASAU
Dates: May 12 — 14, 2005 (Thurs.—Sat.)
                                                      DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS, PRESIDENT, LAMOPH
Room Rates (including tax) for Thursday                      VIRGINIA BANASAU
and Friday nights are $51.45 per night,               DEPT OF TEXAS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LAMOPH
special for this Texas MOPH convention.                      ELAINE REY
                                                      DEPT OF TEXAS, JUNIOR VICE PRES., LAMOPH
Host Chapter is Sherman Chapter 612.
                                                             JENNYNE BILSKY
Commander, Leonard Riley
(903) 465-4329

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 members have told the editor to stop wasting money by sending them the printed copy in the mail, they
 prefer reading it off their home computers. Upon your request, Chapter 1919 will inform you by e-mail
 each month as soon as PATRIOT BULLETIN is available for viewing and we will suspend mailing this
 paper copy (until such future time that you may want us to re-start mailings). To make sure we get your
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P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                                       Page 11




                               ...A Big Retraction on our Article in Last Month’s…
                                      BENEFITS PAGE
                                  ...But, We Promise To Do Better Next Time…

The article in last month’s issue that “Purple Heart recipients’ pharmacy prescriptions are
supposed to be issued free, without co-payments” was an Error of PATRIOT BULLETIN. We
accepted it from good authority, but we know it was a mistake because VA headquarters called
to tell us so, and they were very nice about it. Anyway, we will do better next time!
Meanwhile, here are some recent updates and information about several areas of special care
that may not be widely known—PATRIOT BULLETIN guarantees these are all from official
government sources.
                    “CHIROPRACTIC CARE                       CONCURRENT RECEIPT (CRDP)
                       FOR VETERANS”                      ...100 %’ers Still Not Resolved As Of Press Time…
 This is the title of a brochure disseminated by the      Defense Finance & Accounting (DFAS) is ready,
 VA. The following are quotations from that               effective Jan 1st, to start paying the full amount of
 hand-out.                                                Concurrent Receipt to all 20 year, or more, military
 “Talk to your health care provider. Some VA              retirees who are VA rated as 100% disabled. But at
 Medical Centers will be offering chiropractic care       press time, it had not yet been decided if those to be
 on station. If you are being seen at one of those        paid are limited only to the 23,000 military retirees
 VAMCs, your VA provider can refer you to the DC          who are rated at 100%, or if that also includes some
 (Doctor of Chiropractic). If you are not at one of       28,000 others who are rated below 100% but are
 the VAMCs offering chiropractic care, your VA            receiving the 100% level of compensation because
 health care provider may refer you for “fee basis”       VA classifies them as unemployable (IU). It is
 authorization to see a DC in your community.             anticipated that issue will be ruled upon promptly
 How can chiropractic care help me?                       enough to allow the concurrent receipt payment
 Chiropractic health care is widely used for back         increases (effective on Jan 1st of each year and
 pain and its related disorders. Patients also go to a    first reflected in the Feb paychecks) to be paid on
 DC for:                                                  time on Feb 1st.
 • Neck pain
 • Pain from an accident or injury                         VA ENDS LASER EYE SURGERY BY
 • Muscle spasms
                                                                   OPTOMETRISTS
 • Headaches related to tension or strain
 • Sciatica (pain in the lower back, hip, thigh or        Dec 17th VA News Release— “VA has ended a
     down the back of the leg)                            five month old policy that permitted optometrists to
 • Pinched nerve                                          perform laser eye surgery at its health facilities
 • Other problems related to spine, muscle &              under the supervision of ophthalmologists.”
     bones                                                In August, VA began permitting optometrists with
 DCs will focus on your body’s ability to heal by         licenses authorizing laser eye surgery to perform
 giving you advice on how to better manage the            those procedures under the supervision of an
 factors that you have some control over such as          ophthalmologist. However, a VA panel with
 stress, diet and exercise. They may also give you a      representatives from both professions has been
 consult or referral to another health care provider.     unable to reach agreement on how this supervision
                                                          would actually take place.
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                                                                 PATRIOT BIRTHDAYS
     SCENES FROM THE CHAPTER                                     Of the TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER

         CHRISTMAS PARTY                                           JANUARY
                                                                     3   STANLEY M. GEHO
          ...Dec 12th at the Odd Fellows Lodge…                      4   FRANKLIN W. (FRANK) DENIUS
                                                                     5   DAVID J.(DAVE) HEARNE
This is the first year we have ever held our Christmas               5   JAMES A. DEAN
                                                                     6   RUBEN ESPINOZA
Party anywhere other than the Hotel at Highland Mall                 6   RONALD H. MOERBE
and we were pleasantly surprised at having a good                    7   CLYDE W. SCHAFFER
                                                                     7   VICTOR D. (VIC) MASSAGLIA
turnout at IOOF Lodge #23, a place few of our                        8   CURTIS A. MARTELL
members were previously familiar with—and it was a                   8
                                                                     8
                                                                         JOE S. CASTRO
                                                                         JACK H. HADSELL
good facility for the purpose. Not only did it already               8   WELDON S. HOYLE
                                                                     9   MARIO VARGAS
have holiday decorations, but we had a special treat                 9   PRESTON A. IDEUS
that we hadn’t expected. Four of the Odd Fellows,                   10   GONZALO GARZA
                                                                    10   T.C.(CHUCK) LESHIKAR
Gregory Bayless, Mark Reuben, John Stansell, and                    11   LEONARD E. RICE
John Dodson, professional bandsmen, suddenly                        11   DAVID C. BOSSERMAN
                                                                    11   CICERO ALLEN
showed up, set up and played several sets of holiday                14   RICHARD A. KISSMAN
music for us, and they were wonderful entertainers.                 14   JOHN R. (JAY) HATCH
                                                                    14   DELMAR K. KNOTT
                                                                    15   BLANTON M. ELLIS
                                                                    15   EDGAR L. PARKER JR.
                                                                    17   ARVIN HOWINGTON
                                                                    17   ALAN W. ALLEN      AUGUST
                                          PURPLE SANTA (VIRGIL      18   CLYDE S. CARMAN
                                          ELLIS) AND RUFUS DYE      18   CLAUDE E. POTTS
                                          HAVE A CHRISTMAS          19   WILLIE R. (BILL) HICKS             H
                                          PRESENT FOR A LITTLE      20   JOHN R. HAMM
                                          GUEST AS COMMANDER
                                          FRED REY LOOKS ON
                                                                    21   JIM C. WEEDON                      A
                                                                    22   ARTHUR R. (RICK) TENNY
                                                                    22   RAY S. LEUTY                       P
                                                                    23   AUSTIN Z. YOUNG
                                                                    23   CHARLES W. (CHUCK) TARVER          P
                                                                    23   ARTHUR L. MANN
                                                                    24   ARTHUR P. (ART) MASUR JR.          Y
                                                                    24   ALLEN W. BUTTRICK
                                                                    25   JAMES M. (HARLEY) MARRIMAN
                                                                    25   ROLAND K. (KEN) TOWERY

          WE EAT GOOD AT ALL OUR PARTIES AND THIS ONE IS NO
                                                                    25
                                                                    29
                                                                         LEROY T. (L.T.) BUTTON
                                                                         MILFORD R. DAVIS
                                                                                                            B
          EXCEPTION. SERVERS R. TO L. ARE BETTY CEPEDA, DENISE
          YBARRA, LAURIE HUDGEONS AND (MOSTLY MASKED) ELAINE
                                                                    30   BOBBY G. (BOB) SMITH
                                                                  FEBRUARY
                                                                                                            I
          REY. LEFT FOREGROUND BEING SERVED IS GLENDA BROWN,
          WITH JIM AND A LINE OF OTHERS TO HER LEFT                  2
                                                                     3
                                                                         RUDY E. ESPINOZA
                                                                          MARCO A. CORDON
                                                                                                            R
                                                                     3
                                                                     4
                                                                         JACK W. JARNIGAN
                                                                         ABELARDO T. LOYA
                                                                                                            T
                                                                     4
                                                                     5
                                                                         JOHN C. SIMCIK
                                                                         RANDALL G. HUGHES
                                                                                                            H
                                                                     5   LARRY W. (KUMA) KITCHEN
                                                                     5   RUFUS (RUFE) DYE JR.               D
                                                                     6   JACK G. CHAVEZ
                                                                     6   RICHARD E. KING                    A
                                                                     6   ENRIQUE E. SANCHEZ
                                                                     9   RICHARD B. BOOTH                   Y
                                                                     9   GARY L. McCALLUM
                                                                     9   JACK M. GRAVES
                                                                     9   PAUL S. CHAPA
                                                                     9   ALLEN G. ROEDER
P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                                               Page 13




                                                      BOOSTERS
Help support Chapter 1919’s programs by becoming a “Booster” and adding your name to this distinguished list. Send
check contribution of $10 or more payable to Chapter 1919, MOPH and designate for “Boosters” to: Adjutant, Milt Carr,
5114 Balcones Woods Drive Suite 307 #175, Austin, TX 78759-5212.


             INDIVIDUALS                        JESS & NELL FARMER 12/04         ALICE & JERRY MEEK, WDM, IA 5/04
                                                JIM FARMER, SR 5/04              GEORGE MIGL 12/04
MARTIN ALLDAY 3/04
                                                FORD FREEMAN 1/04                ROY MILLER 8/04
LESLIE ALLEN 1/04
                                                VIC FRYSINGER 1/04               BILL NEWBERRY 3/04
JOHN ALVARADO, JR. 8/04
                                                GONZALO GARZA 3/04               CHAPTER 1919 OFFICERS 8/04
ERNIE & VIRGINIA BANASAU 6/04
                                                TONY GONZALES 1/04               HENRY & DELORES PAPKE 10/04
LATRELL BELLARD 8/04
                                                MR&MRS ELTON GOODALL 4/04        EDGAR PARKER 11/04
ROBERT BERNSTEIN 8/04
                                                RANDY & VIOLA GREENE 8/04        FRANK & KATHY PLUMMER 3/04
JENNYNE BILSKY 12/03
                                                JACK HADSELL 3/04                HAROLD RADEMACHER 11/03
STEPHEN BODNAR 5/04
                                                LEE HAGAN 9/04                   FRED & HARRIET RETTIG 12/04
DON & BETTY BOSSERMAN 10/04
                                                RICHARD HARGARTEN 3/04           FRED & ELAINE REY 12/03
JACK & LUCILLE BOWEN 3/04
                                                FLETCHER HARRIS 8/04             ART & MINNIE RICE 12/04
JOHN BRAND 12/03
                                                BOB HARWOOD 5/04                 MARLIEN RICE 12/04
BILL & KATHRYN BRANT 11/04
                                                CARLOS & ANN HAYDEN 8/04         RONALD ROBERTS 3/04
JOHN BRATTEN 1/05
                                                                                 HAROLD ROSE 10/04
                                                                                 JACK SALTER 9/04
         ALL-STAR DONORS                                                         ED SCHMALREID 6/04
                                                                                 CLARENCE SEIDL 1/04
                                                                                 JAMES D. SEYMOUR, JR. 4/04
         SPECIAL RECOGNITION IS DUE TO EACH OF OUR SUPER BOOSTERS,               WILFRED SIMMONS 6/04
         INDIVIDUALS WHOSE GIFTS HAVE TOTALED $100 OR MORE — AND                 CARLOS SOZA 8/04
         CORPORATE DONORS WHO HAVE GIVEN $1,000 OR MORE DURING                   R. LOUIE SPINELLI 2/04
         THE PAST YEAR.
                                                                                 HARRY & MARILYN SWAN 12/03
                                                                                 GABRIEL TAMAYO 11/04
                               PATRIOT BULLETIN SALUTES
                                                                                 CHARLES TARVER 6/04
                                                                                 W.R. TIMMERMAN 3/04
         Martin L. Allday, J.D.               Robert Bernstein, M.D.             VA OUTPATIENT CLINIC DONATIONS, Daily
         Don & Betty Bosserman                James L. Brown                     SERVANDO VARELA 6/04
                                                                                 WALTER WALDON 2/04
         Rufus Dye                            Mr.& Mrs. Elton Goodall            CHARLIE WALLACE 10/04
                                                                                 JACK WARDEN 9/04
         Robert H. Harwood                    Carlos & Ann Hayden                ROBERT & JUNE WHITMAN 12/04
                                                                                 JOE ZORNICK 3/04
         Henry & Delores Papke
                                                                                  BUSINESSES
                                 CORPORATE LEVEL                                 AUSTIN DUCK ADVENTURES 11/04
                                                                                 CAPITOL BEVERAGE 8/04
         Harold & Maureen Lewis               Odd Fellows Lodge #23              EL AZTECA RESTAURANT 12/04
         Olga’s Beauty Spa                                                       HILL'S CAFÉ 5/04
                                                                                 INSTY-PRINTS S [ELLER FAMILY] 4360 S
                                                                                                         CONGRESS AVE
                                                                                 THE KYLE FAMILY
JAMES L. BROWN 1/04                             HERMAN HAYDON 4/04               McKINNEY E-SYSTEMS & ASSOC., INC. 2/04
TONY BUCKLEY MEMORIAL 11/03                     ERIC & SOOK HEBBE 1/04           MIKE'S PRINT SHOP 6448 HWY 290E
MILT CARR 3/04                                  BOB HEFFORD 8/04                 MORALES & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS,
SEAN CARR 12/04                                 O.H. HUBBARD, JR. 10/03                                          INC 4/04
JOE CASTRO 10/04                                FRED HUDGEONS 5/04               OLGA'S BEAUTY SPA 9/04
L.C. CASTRO 9/04                                                                 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE IH-35 N 12/04
                                                CHARLES KELLEY 3/04
BETTY CEPEDA 4/04                                                                RANDALLS FOOD MKTS, INC, QTRLY
                                                BILL KERR MEMORIAL 3/04
JACK CHAVEZ 3/04                                                                 SYSCO FOOD SVC OF AUSTIN, QTRLY
                                                MR.& MRS. CARL KLEIN 10/04
MARCUS COHEN 12/04
                                                ANNONYMOUS LAMOPH DONOR 1/04
BOB COOK 3/04
                                                LEW LEDBETTER 6/04
JOE CRUZ 2/04
                                                HAROLD & MAUREEN LEWIS 10/04     ORGANIZATIONS
BILL DALLAS 4/04
                                                BOB LICHTENBERGER 5/04           ACES 3/04
HARRY DAVES 8/04
                                                HAROLD MARBURGER 7/04            MOPH SERVICE FOUNDATION
MACK & FAY DERRICK 7/04
                                                "PAPPY," MASCOT 11/04            ODD FELLOWS LODGE 23 12/04
RAY DIAZ 9/04
                                                JOHNNIE & JOHNNIE MATL 3/04      TEXAS MILITARY FORCES MUSEUM,Monthly
PHILIP DREISESZUN 9/04
                                                WILLIAM MAYS 8/04                VFW POST 3377 9/04
RUFUS DYE 6/04
                                                HERB & ANITA MCDOUGALL 11/03     VFW POST 856, Monthly
JOHN ELI 9/04
                                                RAY MCKEE 4/04
VIRGIL ELLIS 12/04
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                                                                    For a donation of $25, or more, we will place your message in twelve subsequent



Tributes
                                                                    publications of the bulletin. Special Note: Your contribution may be tax-deductible to
                                                                    the extent of the law prescribed in the Internal Revenue Code.
                                                                    —MILT CARR, (512) 343-7940


                                                      In Memory of the pilots of the                        This is in Memory & Gratitude
             REGION V, MOPH                                                                                   For the Many Members of
                  In Tribute To                      388th Tactical Fighter Wing                                      All Services
           JOHN STAVAST                                   VIETNAM WAR                                           Who Passed On While
    PAST COMMANDER, CHAPTER 1919                     That Made the Supreme Sacrifice                         They Fought for Our Nation

                          ERNIE BANASAU 7/04                             RUFUS DYE 1/04                BOB BERNSTEIN, MD MG USA, RET 3/04

                                                          In Tribute To Our Sons:
                 IN MEMORY                                                                              TO THE WIVES, CHILDREN,
                                                     MAJOR JACK E. BOWEN, USAF
    SGT ARTHUR J. CASTRO                             USAF Acad Class ‘68, FAC, Vietnam                 PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS
     Co A,   5th Tank Bn, 16th Armd Div              CHIEF RONALD R. BOWEN, USN                         AND OTHER LOVED ONES
              Wounded 9 Jan 1945                      Nuclear Sub U.S.S. SAM HOUSTON                     WHO WAITED WHILE WE
               Battle Of the Bulge                                                                              SERVED
     BROTHERS L.C. & JOE CASTRO 5/04
                                                             JACK & LUCILLE BOWEN 3/04                   HAROLD [TEX-HOSS-HAL] LEWIS 3/04


                IN MEMORY                                 In Memory of the Pilots of the                              TO THOSE
          Of my fellow Aviators of the                18th Fighter / Bomber Group                                    WHO SERVED
           4th Air Commando Sqdn                          Who Lost Their Lives
               AC-47s “Spooky”                                    During The
      Those who answered the final call in Vietnam             KOREAN WAR
                                                                                                                   Semper Fidelis
                                                                          RUFUS DYE 1/04                              WILLIAM NEWBERRY 4/04
                         JERRY L. MEEK 5/04


             IN MEMORY                                          IN MEMORY                                    IN MEMORY OF
      WWII Casualties [Europe]                                                                            ARTHUR V. WHITELEY
                                                      Staff Sgt JOHN J. BROWN
    427th BOMB SQDN, 303rd Gp                                                                           Aidman, Troop A, 38th Cav (Mech)
                                                              A Good Soldier,
           8th AIR FORCE                                                                                   Always there when needed!
                                                              A Great Father
                       WILLIAM DALLAS 4/04                                JIM BROWN 1/04                                       JIM FARMER 1/04


                                                               IN MEMORY                                   In Memory of those pilots of the
              HANG IN THERE                           Of the 27 crew chiefs and pilots                           367th Fighter Group
        MEN OF MOPH 1919                              Who died in a single plane crash                             —WWII Europe
      “HAVE A GREAT YEAR”                                In England during WWII                            That made the supreme sacrifice
                             RAY McKEE 4/04           439th Troop Carrier Group
                                                                        JACK HADSELL 3/04                                         RUFUS DYE 1/04


             CONGRATULATIONS                                     In Memory                                IN HONOR OF THE 36 MEN
           For all those that served                     COL BILLY H. KERR                              CO K, 333rd INF, 84th INF DIV
          MORE THAN 20 YEARS!                                                                        Who helped preserve our freedoms by
                                                       68th AFA, 1st Armored Division
                                                                                                     Losing their lives within 6 months time
     Special Forces / Marine Corps                             A GOOD FRIEND
                                                                                                     In Belgium, Germany 1944-1945.
                                                              A GREAT SOLDIER
                           RON ROBERTS 3/04                                                                         PFC JOHN E. BRATTEN 12/04
                                                                      CARLOS HAYDEN 9/04

                                                              For Fallen Comrades
           The Aerial Artillerymen of                1st Armored Division (Old Ironsides)                To those who gave their lives
           “BLUE MAX”                                                                                     103rd Infantry Division
                                                     From FORT KNOX To BRENNER PASS;
      And The 101st Airborne
    Who gave it their all in Vietnam
                                                          Via ENGLAND, AFRICA, and                                Europe, 1944-45
                                                        ITALY’s APENNINES, ANZIO, PO
    BOB LICHTENBERGER “BLUE MAX 4” 5/04                                                                                        JOHN BRAND 1/04
                                                                     CARLOS HAYDEN 9/04
P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                                             Page 15



                                                   Chapter 1919 has had the good fortune of
 More Tributes                                     going another month without a member
              This is in Memory of                 death, so no TAPS article; and so we will
      LtCol, USAF, Retired, M.C. Quillen
                    Ex-POW
                                                   close with an inspirational quote and an
       “With Whom I Flew Many Hundreds of          entry that we normally haven’t space for.
         Hours With for the State of Texas”
                  “GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”

              JACK BOWEN, EX-POW, WWII 4/04        “….With malice toward none, with charity for all, with
                In Memory of members of            firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let
           MACV Advisory Team 79                   us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the
        who were killed or wounded, and            nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne
       to those who survived the conflict
            Vietnam —1964 - 1965
                                                   the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all
                                                   which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace
                                  HAL HUTH 5/04
                                                   among ourselves and with all nations.”
                         In Memory Of
            SGT DAVE FREEMAN                             --closing words of President, Abraham Lincoln’s
            1LT EMERY MIKULA                             second inaugural address, Saturday, March 4, 1865
     “Sky Soldiers” 173rd Airborne Brigade
         Died in Vietnam—October 1966
                 Never Forgotten
                                  MILT CARR 3/04

                In Memory and Gratitude
               CPL BENNY MATIAS, JR.
                                                                                        TEXAS STATE
           9th Infantry Division 12-11-68-RVN
                     CPL JOE GARCIA
                                                                                        UNIVERSITY
      173rd Airborne Brigade 6-4-69-RVN
   Who gave their all to their country and will
                                                                                         ARMY ROTC
              never be forgotten                                                       COMMISSIONING
                               RAYMOND DIAZ 9/04
                                                                                         CEREMONY
                                                                                       DECEMBER 17th

                                                    Second Lieutenant Richard Eichbauer is congratulated by
                                                    Adjutant, Milt Carr following the Army ROTC’s
                                                    commissioning ceremonies at Texas State University on the
                                                    campus in San Marcos on December 17th. The new Lieutenant
           Deceased Chapter 1919                    had just been administered the oath from his father, a retired
          Patriots and Ladies FY-2005               Army LtCol, and combat veteran of the 9th Infantry Division.
                                                    Lieutenant Eichbauer was commissioned in the Infantry and
            AUGUST R. DELUCIA, SR.                  will soon go through his Officer’s Basic Course and proceed to
               ROBERT E. McBROOM                    an active duty assignment.
             BISHOP D. MCKENDREE
                                                    LtCol Ron Deeds, the Professor of Military Science at TSU,
                JOHN C. ONTIVEROS
                                                    requested that Chapter 1919 send a guest speaker for the
           TOMMY A PROVENCE, JR.                    occasion and since they always put on a first class program, I
                      BLAIR C, SMITH                jumped at the opportunity to do the job for myself rather than
                   JOHN E. STAVAST                  give someone else the chance.
                 ELMO T. STUDDARD                                                 —MILT CARR, Adjutant
The MILITARY ORDER of the PURPLE HEART of the U.S.A.                                                               NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
           TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919                                                                                 U.S. POSTAGE PAID
           5701 PAINTED VALLEY DR                                                                                          AUSTIN, TX
           AUSTIN, TEXAS 78759-5527                                                                                     PERMIT NO. 504




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             919’s
   CHAPTER 1 SARY
           IVER
   10th ANN




   JULY ’04             AUGUST                    SEPTEMBER                 OCTOBER                    NOVEMBER                 DECEMBER
                    2ND BREAKFAST                 6TH BREAKFAST           4TH BREAKFAST               1ST BREAKFAST            5TH, PURPLE SANTA
                    4TH STAFF NOON                22ND STAFF NOON                ALSO                 3RD STAFF NOON            CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS
                                                                          4TH 6PM OUTBACK                                         PARTY, 3—5 PM
      NO            SAT, 7TH, 12 NOON                                     APPRECIATION NITE           THURS, 11TH, 9AM
                                                   SAT, 25TH, 10AM                                                             6TH BREAKFAST
   MEETINGS         PURPLE HEART DAY                                      20TH STAFF NOON             VETERAN’S DAY
                      CELEBRATION                                                                                              SUN, 12TH, 1—5 PM
                                                  MONTHLY MEETING          SAT, 23RD, 10AM               PARADE                 CHAPTER / UNIT
                    “The 222nd Anniversary
   SUMMER             Of the Purple Heart”          VFW POST 856                                       up Congress Ave, then
                                                                                                                                HOLIDAY PARTY
                                                     406 E Alpine Rd      MONTHLY MEETING
   BREAK !          FOOD AND DRINKS FREE
                                                                            VFW POST 856                 CEREMONY              BOTH PARTYS ARE AT
                    FOR PATRIOTS, FAMILY &                                                              FOLLOWS AT 11AM        ODD FELLOWS LODGE 23
                           GUESTS                    Lunch Afterward at       406 E Alpine Rd          SOUTH STEPS OF THE
                    CAPITAL BEVERAGE                   HILL’S CAFÉ           Lunch Afterward at           CAPITOL BLDG         15th-OUTBACK PURPLE
                    10300 METROPOLITAN            4700 S CONGRESS AVE          HILL’S CAFÉ                                      SANTA LUNCHEON

JANUARY ’05           FEBRUARY                        MARCH                     APRIL                        MAY                     JUNE
3RD, BREAKFAST      7TH BREAKFAST                 7TH BREAKFAST           4th BREAKFAST               2ND BREAKFAST            6TH BREAKFAST
                                                                        4TH — STAFF NOON
12TH —STAFF NOON 16TH —STAFF NOON 16TH —STAFF NOON 6TH — STAFF NOON                                                            8TH—STAFF NOON
                    FRI, 18TH, 6PM  SAT, 19TH, 10AM    SAT, 9TH, 11AM      SAT, 7TH, 10AM                                        SAT, 11TH, 11AM
TUE, 18TH, 12NOON
                                                     MONTHLY MEETING
  CHAPTER 1919         GEORGE
                                                      FREE BBQ LUNCH                                                                 Chapter
10TH ANNIVERSARY   WASHINGTON’S    MONTHLY MEETING                      MONTHLY MEETING
                      BIRTHDAY       VFW POST 856
                                                     “MEET THE NATIONAL
                                                                         INSTALLATION                                          ANNUAL PICNIC
  CELEBRATION                                           COMMANDER”                                                             FULL COOKOUT MENU
                     Dinner Party    406 E Alpine Rd & CHAPTER ELECTION   OF OFFICERS
FREE BBQ LUNCH
                      Great Entertainment,                                CAMP MABRY MUSEUM                                       CAMP MABRY
  CAMP MABRY                                        Lunch Afterward at                                    HILL’S CAFÉ           PICNIC GROUNDS
                       Great Food, and, a
     MUSEUM                                           HILL’S CAFÉ         SAT, 9TH, 6PM, $49ea         Outdoor Entertainment
                    Great Time at a Great Party     47OO S Congress Ave                                                         Free For Members,
                                                                          NAT’L CMDRS RECEPTION                Area
MAIN MEETING ROOM                                                                                                                Family, And Guests
                    AUSTIN CLUB, 110 E 9th ST                             AUSTIN CLUB, 110 E 9th ST    4700 S Congress Ave



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