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VOL 9-4 — DECEMBER 2008 PATRIOT BULLETIN YOUR NEXT PURPLE HEART EVENT DATES 14 DEC — 1—4 PM, CHRISTMAS PARTY, ODD FELLOWS LODGE #23, 6809 GUADALUPE 14 DEC — 1—4 PM, CHILDRENS PARTY, ODD FELLOWS LODGE #23, 6809 GUADALUPE 5 JAN — 6:30 AM, “BREAKFAST AT JIM’S,” HWY 183 AT BURNET RD DECEMBER PATRIOT BULLETIN ...Come to our last event of 2008 … THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART OF THE U.S.A. CHAPTER 1919 CLOSES OUT THE YEAR WITH A GREAT HOLIDAY PARTY FOR ALL PATRIOTS, LADIES & GUESTS—AND CHILDREN AT THE SAME TIME SUNDAY, DEC 14th, from 1— 4PM ODD FELLOWS LODGE 23 6809 GUADALUPE CHAPTER CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY CHRISTMAS PARTY —For Children 12 and Under— THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST PURPLE HEART KIDS will party POPULAR EVENTS OF THE YEAR, separately in the other half of the hall STRICTLY INFORMAL, COME AND and they get ice cream, cookies and GO ANYTIME, WHENEVER IT other goodies, they will have enter- BEST FITS YOUR SCHEDULE. WE tainment, and Purple Santa arrives at WILL HAVE SNACKS AND 2PM with an individual gift for every TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919 REFRESHMENTS APPROPRIATE child, by name, that he knows will be FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. VISIT coming. TO RESERVE FOR KIDS: WITH PURPLE SANTA, CHAPTER OFFICERS AND YOUR PURPLE CALL BETTY CEPEDA, 278-0292 (leave message if she’s not there), and HEART FRIENDS. DON’T MISS ! give children’s NAMES & AGES. INSIDE: LEADER BOARD 2-3 ...This Month’s Feature Story… NEW PH AWARD CRITERIA 4 JOE S. CASTRO ADJUTANTS CALL 5 JOE CASTRO IS ONE OF FOUR BROTHERS FROM HIS NEWS / FEATURE / PHOTOS 4 - 12 AUSTIN, TEXAS FAMILY THAT WENT OFF TO WAR IN WW II. JOE ENLISTED AND WAS INDUCTED FOUR DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS NEWS 10 DAYS AFTER PEARL HARBOR. HE WAS AN ARMY MEDIC WOUNDED IN THE INVASION OF SAIPAN IN BIRTHDAYS / BOOSTERS 12 - 13 JUNE 1944, READ HIS STORY STARTING ON PAGE 8. TRIBUTES / TAPS 14 - 15 CHAPTER CALENDAR 16 Page 2 PATRIOT BULLETIN Chapter Notes ……….PATRIOTS, WE HAVE HAD A GREAT YEAR, BUT 2008 IS The Adult’s and Children’s holiday gatherings held at the RAPIDLY DRAWING TO A CLOSE, AND BY Odd Fellows Lodge #23 this year will both be on the same TRADITION WE HAVE day, Sunday, December 14. The Children's party will have A HOLIDAY PARTY AS OUR LAST EVENT OF entertainment, and ice cream, cookies, and other goodies THE YEAR…. will be served. Purple Santa will make an appearance at 2:00PM and pass out some goodies and he will have an individual gift for each child. The Adult party will have COMMANDER’S MESSAGE finger food, fruit and cheese trays and different beverages. Come by, sit and visit for a while, say hello to the other I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed the traditional turkey or ham feast and the traditional football game on TV. The Christmas holidays Patriots, and enjoy the camaraderie. The weather was great for the Veterans Day parade. Many are just a couple of weeks away as we end this year and of our Patriots showed up and participated in the parade. start the New Year with a new President-elect to guide This year the parade committee honored women who served our country through the next four years. I foresee many in the United States Armed Forces during all wars. There new changes with this new administration. I pray that were women present who served in World War II, Korea, those changes are good and hope they do not have a Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, I would like negative impact on the veterans community and on the to thank Patriot Tony Moore again for taking over for me health benefits. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see as Purple Santa. We also had Patriot Bill and Patsy Lane that all goes well. from Iowa Park, Texas (near Wichita Falls), who came all the way to Austin just to be with us in the parade this year. As most of you already know, this year, due to lack of Patriot Lane and his wife Patsy represented our chapter in financial support from Outback Steakhouse we will not be the “wreath laying ceremony” at the Capitol. having the Purple Santa Benefit Luncheon. For the past several years this has been one of Chapter 1919’s biggest The January meeting will be another “G.I. Breakfast” held events, and it has been an essential part of our budget by in the Camp Mabry Cafeteria. The menu will include eggs, helping raise funds for our chapter’s Welfare Program, bacon, and the famous and delicious S.O.S. on toast with helping needy veterans and veterans families. The coffee or orange juice. More details as January gets closer. chapter is not broke; we have funds sufficient to sustain The guest speaker for January will be Ms. Sheri Soltes from that program. However, it never hurts to have some Dripping Springs. Ms. Soltes trains dogs for veterans with cushion for an emergency if one comes up. hearing problems and provides them free of charge to the veterans by means of a grant that the Federal Government On Saturday November 8, Patriot Richard Contreras awarded her organization. and his two daughters, Katherine and Marisol and I staffed a Rest Stop for the Wurst 100k Bike Ride that I hope everyone can come by for a while on Sunday helped raise funds for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund December 14, from 1 to 4PM, and enjoy each other's that focuses on the hidden injuries of the mind such as company. In closing, I wish you and yours a Merry combat stress and traumatic brain injury. Over 600 Christmas and Happy New Year. As well, to other Patriots cyclists came through and stopped for a snack and a drink I wish you and yours a very Happy Seasons Greetings and of Gatorade or water. All the snacks and beverages were Feliz Navidad. provided by different sponsors and the Purple Heart volunteers provided the staffing for the rest stop. THE PATRIOT BULLETIN IS PUBLISHED, NORMALLY MONTHLY, BY THE TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919, The MILITARY ORDER of the PURPLE HEART of the U.S.A., Yours In Patriotism, Inc., 5701 PAINTED VALLEY DRIVE, AUSTIN, TEXAS, 78759, FOR ITS MEMBERS. TO SUBMIT MATERIAL, OR COMMENTS, OR TO REPORT CHANGES OF ADDRESS, NOTIFY EDITOR, MILT CARR, (512) 343-7940. THE CUTOFF DATE TO SUBMIT RAYMOND DIAZ MATERIAL FOR PUBLICATION IS EXACTLY 3-WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE NEXT CHAPTER MEETING. YOU CAN VIEW OUR NEWSLETTER IN COLOR, Commander, Chapter 1919 GO TO WEBSITE www.purpleheartaustin.org , FIND NEWSLETTER IN THE MENU. P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN Page 3 Unit Notes COMMAND AND PRINCIPAL STAFF CHAPTER / UNIT …..AND, THIS YEAR WE WILL 1919 CERTAINLY HONOR THAT LONG STANDING TRADITION, OFFICERS, MOPH CHAPT 1919 ON DEC 14, BUT WITH A NOTE: AREA CODES NOT LISTED ARE ( 512 ) VARIATION. THE ADULTS WILL PARTY IN ONE PART OF THE HALL WHILE PURPLE COMMANDER HEART KIDS HAVE THEIR RAYMOND DIAZ 444-6342 CHRISTMAS PARTY IN A SEPARATE ROOM. SENIOR VICE COMMANDER JOHN BURKHARDT 497-5857 JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER JOE HARTNESS 964-1146 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE filled to capacity with Chapter and ADJUTANT Unit members, and family. The MILT CARR 343-7940 P rior to the Veterans Day Parade our group was treated to homemade breakfast tacos, prepared many children who looked on were extremely excited and happy to see Purple Santa. Santa’s presence FINANCE OFFICER WALLACE PETE SNELSON 472-4975 SERVICE OFFICER by Mrs. Guadalupe Castellon brought many smiles and happiness JIMMIE SALAZAR (830) 868-9237 (mother of Patriot Ivan Castellon). to children of all ages. PUBLIC RELATIONS We all enjoyed these delicious tacos TONY GEISHAUSER 527-8495 very much and we would like to thank This year’s Holiday Party will be on JUDGE ADVOCATE Mrs. Castellon for her generosity. December 14th. Please see page 1 MARTIN L. ALLDAY, J.D. 306-0388 Juice was also available to everyone. for more details. CHAPLAIN RUFUS DYE 926-5691 AMERICANISM OFFICER The 2008 Parade was an unforgettable Our next regular meeting after the ERNIE BANASAU 894-0644 experience for all who participated. holidays will be on WELFARE OFFICER Hundreds of people January 24, 2009. FRED REY 339-8034 lined C o n g r e s s … CHILDREN WANTED ! Location is Camp SERGEANT AT ARMS Avenue to pay tribute (12 AND UNDER) BRING Mabry’s Building #8. IVAN CASTELLON (254) 258-9155 to the veterans. As THEM TO THE PARTY. This meeting begins the Military Order of BUT, CALL ME FIRST, with a “G.I. Breakfast” OFFICERS, LAMOPH UNIT 1919 BETTY, AT 278-0292 AND the Purple Heart CALL ME NOW ! GIVE in the cafeteria, $5 per PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, CHAPLAIN Chapter 1 9 1 9 ME THEIR NAMES AND person. Meeting starts BETTY CEPEDA 278-0292 approached groups of AGES, SO PURPLE at 9AM and the SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT people, the applause SANTA CAN HAVE A breakfast line forms MARISOL CONTRERAS 791-7532 became thunderous. CHRISTMAS PRESENT shortly afterward so And many people READY FOR THEM….. JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT don’t be late! VALERIE DYE 272-4582 emotionally displayed TREASURER-PATRIOTIC INSTR. their heartfelt pride and gratitude for JULIE BRIDGEWATER (972) 754-4393 the men and women who served our If I don’t get the opportunity to greet TRUSTEES, 1-2-3 Yr country and for protecting our you personally at our Holiday Party, PATSY RADEMACHER 327-0326 freedom. Special appreciation goes then have a Merry Christmas and a ROSALIE CASTILLO 272-4582 out to Auxiliary members Katherine Happy New Year ! ELIZABETH LARSON 418-1342 Contreras and Laurie Hudgeons, PARLIAMENTARIAN LUCILLE BENNETT 345-2534 who proudly walked the parade Betty, carrying the LAMOPH banner. The HISTORIAN ELAINE REY 339-8034 Austin Duck Adventures vehicle was President, Unit 1919 Page 4 PATRIOT BULLETIN ...Department of Defense Announces Change In... PURPLE HEART AWARD CRITERIA ...To Allow Award for POW’s Who Die In Captivity… In the 2007 National Defense Authorization of the Purple Heart to qualifying prisoners- Act, Congress asked for a review of the of-war since December 7, 1941. eligibility criteria for award of the Purple Heart. Posthumous award will be made to the deceased service member’s representative In response to that request, and after as designated by the secretary of the consultation with several military groups, military department concerned, upon the Department of Defense concluded that application to that military department. the congressional request had merit and on October 6th, announced that it has It is estimated that the relatives of up to expanded the Purple Heart eligibility 17,000 deceased POW’s could be eligible criteria, now allowing the award for for the award under this new regulation. prisoners-of-war who died in captivity. Each military department will publish Previously, the Purple Heart was awarded application procedures and ensure they are only in cases in which it could be proved accessible to the general public. Family that death (of the prisoner-of-war) was a members with questions may contact the direct result of enemy action, such as in a services: shooting. The change reflects the feeling that these conditions and circumstances are Army: Military Awards Branch, difficult to document. (703) 325-8700. The revised department policy presumes, Navy: Navy Personnel Command, for service members who die in captivity as Retired Records Section, (314) 592-1150. a qualifying prisoner-of-war, that their death was the “result of enemy action,” or Air Force: Air Force Personnel was the result of wounds incurred “ in Center, (800) 616-3775. action with the enemy” during capture, or Marine Corps: Military Awards as a result of wounds incurred as a “result Branch, (703) 784-9340. of enemy action” during capture, unless compelling evidence is presented to the —DoD Press Release Nr. 845-08, Oct 6, 2008 contrary. with additional information from internet posted by ABC News The revised policy allows retroactive award P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN Page 5 ADJUTANTS CALL T he National Convention last summer voted in big changes in membership rules for regular members and those were reported in the September and Chapter 1919 has several annual dues paying Associate members that are under 18. Conforming to those new rules, when the Annual memberships issue in this column. The convention also adopted expire for those under age 18, they will not be changes in the rules for Associate Memberships and eligible to pay the $50 and convert to Life. They those are addressed here. In fact, the changes will be dropped from membership. Unfortunate. affecting Associates are even more sweeping in nature than were those for regular members, and will Patriot Photos: We have assembled photos from 117 almost certainly result in fewer Associates being of our members so far, and incorporated them into a signed up, despite opening up the eligibility to more Power Point slide show of Chapter 1919’s members. family members than before. Here they are: The presentation runs about 30 minutes and will be displayed at the Christmas Party. Spouses (male or female), and siblings CURRENT STATISTICS Come and see it for yourself, it looks (brothers and sisters) are now also From The really good. Why mention it here ? eligible for Associate Membership. NATIONAL ADJUTANT Because 117 pictures means there are in millions as of year-end 2007 450 chapter members who haven’t Previously, only parents or lineal descendants (including adopted TOTAL VETERANS 23.6 yet shared a photo with us. If you children) of Purple Heart recipients are one of those who haven’t, you are were eligible to join. Although this OLDER THAN 65 9.3 invited to provide a photo of makes many more persons eligible, yourself, preferably in uniform VIETNAM ERA VETS 7.9 documentation requirements are newly during the war in which you were imposed. Vet Populations, Big-5 States wounded. If you aren’t local and CALI FORNIA…… 2.1 can’t hand carry it to me at a Previously, relationships of applicants meeting, please mail to me at the to the sponsoring Purple Heart veteran FLORIDA………… 1.7 return address on the cover of this had been certified by the veteran or TEXAS…………… 1.7 newsletter. I promise to scan it Chapter Adjutant. From now on, the NEW YORK……… 1.1 quickly and get it back to you documentation of relationship (birth PENNSYLVANIA… 1.1 promptly by return mail. If you do it certificate, adoption papers, or right away, it will already be in the marriage certificate) to the sponsoring Purple Heart slide show at the Christmas Party. Also, if you are a recipient must accompany the application. If the WWII vet, John Burkhardt will put it in your entry applicant is a grandchild of a MOPH member, a in the “Registry of Remembrances” of the National legible copy of the applicant’s parent’s birth WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. certificate and a legible copy of the applicant’s birth certificates must be submitted showing the names of I’m running out of space and these have to be the the birth parents in order to establish the relationship. last words from me to you in 2008. So, I’ll close by just saying what a privilege it is to be the Adjutant As has been reported, Associate Membership dues for this outfit, made up entirely of people whom I were changed by the convention, and are the same as most profoundly respect, each and every one, and regular MOPH memberships. That is, only life what an honor it is to get to do our little feature membership is available and the life dues are $50. stories on patriots like these last three, William Annual membership is no longer an option. Under Mays, Renessa Gerhardt and Joe Castro. Anyway the old rules, which have not changed, life Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. membership is available only to persons 18 or more years of age. Annual members could be of any age, —Milt Carr, Adjutant, (512) 343-7940 Page 6 PATRIOT BULLETIN ...Scenes From The .. VETERANS DAY PARADE & CEREMONY ...Tuesday, November 11th Up Congress Avenue And At The Capitol... GETTING READY TO START, LADIES THANKS TO “AUSTIN DUCK ADVENTURES” PATRIOT FRANK PECK FLEW AIR LAURIE HUDGEONS AND KATHERINE FOR AGAIN PROVIDING A VEHICLE FOR COVER FOR US, BRINGING UP THE CONTRERAS BRING UP THE LADIES OUR PURPLE HEART PARADE REAR IN HIS F-105 “THUD” REPLICA AUXILIARY BANNER PARTICIPANTS WHO NEEDED A RIDE PATRIOT WILLIAM LANE AND WIFE PATSY CAME FROM WICHITA FALLS TO BE WITH CHAPTER 1919 IN THE PARADE AND THEY FINISHING THE PARADE COURSE, PURPLE HOWARD MCKINNEY TOOK THE REPRESENTED THE CHAPTER AND UNIT AT SANTA FOLLOWS OUR MARCH UNITS IN CUSTOMARY PHOTO FOR THE THE CEREMONY FOR THE “WREATH LAYING” HIS 3/4 TON TRUCK “SLEIGH” RECORD AT THE CAPITOL ...Scenes From The .. LAST CHAPTER MEETING ...Saturday, October 18th, Camp Mabry Museum... SR VICE JOHN BURKHARDT (L), AND PART OF THE ASSEMBLY IN THE NAUS PRESIDENT BOB LARSON (RIGHT), “HALL OF HONOR” AT THE CAMP WELCOME GUEST SPEAKER, 10TH MABRY MUSEUM BEFORE THE PATRIOT JOHN BRYANT TAKES DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN, MICHAEL MEETING BEGAN THE FLOOR TO ASK A QUESTION McCAUL TO THIS JOINT MEETING Page 7 PATRIOT BULLETIN ...Friday, November 7, 2008, Ceremony In The… Prequel to Tributes UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL STADIUM RELOCATING THE WAR MEMORIAL TABLET In Memory Of Patriot, ...And Chapter 1919 Patriots Were There In A Big Way… and 2004 National Commander ROBERT LICHTENBERGER After being decomissioned as a memorial in 2006, when a stadium ARMY, VIETNAM, WOUNDED, CU CHI construction project began, an emotional hour-long ceremony marked 20th Artillery, 1st Air Cavalry Div the replacement of the bronze tablet bearing the names of more than by both RAY DIAZ and RUFUS DYE 5/08 4,000 Texans killed in WWI, now newly located at the northwest corner of the stadium at Gate 8. In Memory Of Patriot PATRIOT FRANK DENIUS WAS CARL H. KLEIN A PRINCIPAL SPEAKER AT ARMY, WWII, WOUNDED IN FRANCE THE CEREMONY. ALSO SPEAKING WERE UNIVERSITY 2nd BN, 38th INF, 2nd INFANTRY DIV PRESIDENT BILL POWERS AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR DONALD MORRISON 6/08 DELOSS DODDS USMACV Advisors to the ARVN Infantry, Airborne and Ranger Battalions, the lonliest, scariest, and deadliest job in that war. HONORED ON-STAGE WERE CHAPTER 1919 PATRIOTS FROM: GRUNT 10/08 WW II - RUFUS DYE, KOREA-JAMES LOGAN BROWN, VIETNAM - KEN Syke’s Reg’lars WALLINGFORD AND JOHN 20th U.S. Infantry BURKHARDT, BEIRUT - ARMANDO YBARRA, IRAQ - ALAN BABIN, AND Non-Stop Bull Run to Iraq AFGHANISTAN-RAMIRO MARTINEZ (Five battalions on The Line in Vietnam) Tant Que Je Puis The Honorary Regimental Colonel 10/08 AND AMONG THE 250 IN THE AUDIENCE THERE WERE MANY OTHER 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION PURPLE HEART CAPS “STRIKE FORCE” VIETNAM 1966 JIMMY & GUADALUPE MARTINEZ 8/08 IN MEMORY OF “SKY SOLDIERS” SGT DAVE FREEMAN 1LT EMERY MIKULA DIED IN VIETNAM — OCT 1966 173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE ELAINE MILT CARR 3/08 BURKHARDT HAD HER In Memory of Crew Members of the PHOTO-OP WITH 12th ARMY AIR FORCE LEGENDARY LONGHORN 57th Bomb Wing, 321st Bomb Group COACH DARRYL AFTER THE CEREMONY, JOHN 448th Bomb Squadron (B-25’s) ROYAL BURKHARDT WITH HAL MOHRLOK That Made the Supreme Sacrifice in WWII SHARE A MOMENT IN THE “FRANK DENIUS VETERAN’S MEMORIAL TOM MATTHEWS 9/08 PLAZA” P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN Page 8 JOE S. CASTRO Army, WWII, Pacific Patriot, Chapter 1919 Joe S. Castro was born in 1921, the next-to-youngest born into this large Castro family of Austin, Texas that would send four sons off to war. His younger brother, also wounded in action, was our late Patriot, L.C. Castro (chapter charter member and our first chaplain), featured in the PATRIOT BULLETIN with a story similar to this in the August 1997 issue and that may also be found on our website. We are overdue for PFC JOE CASTRO saying more about Joe and L.C.’s family, and will make up for that here. WW II Parents Ladislao and Leonarda Castro had come from Mexico during World War I. They had two daughters and three sons when they arrived in Austin, making their first home here in a downtown apartment that was upstairs over a store in the block just west of 5th and Colorado. After four or five years there they moved (a few blocks east) near where San Jacinto crossed the railroad tracks (now 4th Street) and was very close to the main train station. Three more sons were born to the Castros in Austin, but shortly after the birth of baby, Ladislao (L.C.) in 1924, the father died leaving Leonarda a widow with eight children. The family had regularly attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church since their arrival in Austin. As the years passed, the older children left home for employment in various places and faithfully sent money back home enabling the family, for the first time, to purchase a house of their own on 8th Street between Navasota and Lydia. It would remain the Castro family home for many years to come. But then, one day the world suddenly changed. News of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 instantly excited everyone, especially all the young men in Austin that the Castro boys knew. Joe and all his friends immediately went down to the recruiting station and signed up. The Army accepted him, also without delay. On December 11th he was sworn into service and put on the train to the Induction Center in San Antonio. Joe Castro was sent to Camp Barkley in Abilene, Texas where he was rushed through training and in February 1942 had qualified as a Medical Aidman. The men coming out of school at that time were not granted any leave. Joe was put on a train for San Francisco and, after much confusion and some interesting delays, on April 12, 1942 he arrived on a troop transport at Hilo, Hawaii. The 27th Infantry Division (New York Army National Guard) was responsible for beach defenses of the island. Private Castro, was assigned to the Medical Detachment of the 105th Infantry Regiment and attached as a company medic with Company A. Beginning in the fall of 1942 the 27th Division was relieved from their island defense mission by the 6th Infantry 27th INFANTRY Division. They departed Hilo and from that point until the end of the war the division would DIVISION PATCH be part of the campaigns committed to taking the Japanese held Pacific islands. For their part during that time, elements of the 27th Infantry Division took Makin Island in the Gilbert Island Group in late 1943. Later, the island of Majuro was occupied without opposition and next, Eniwetok was captured in early 1944. After that came the invasion of Saipan, in the Marianas Island Group, where for the first time the entire division was committed together in intense and prolonged fighting, and where Joe Castro sustained the wound that put him out of the war for good. Saipan was taken by three divisions during 24 days of bitter 105th INFANTRY fighting beginning on June 15, 1944. Following several days of intensive naval and air REGIMENT “APPLEKNOCKERS bombardment, the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions made successful assault landings on the west UNIT CREST side of the island on the first day. The Army’s 27th Infantry Division, with Joe among them, Page 9 PATRIOT BULLETIN landed the next day, coming ashore through the southernmost beachhead and moved to take Aslito, the Japanese main airfield on the island. Joe shares these memories, “There were hundreds of ships in the invasion force that stood off the island and the bombardment was still going on when we loaded into the landing craft. The water was rough and everyone was sick. We came in behind the earlier landing and the beach was littered with many bodies, killed in the initial landing, that we had to move through, but we had to keep moving forward. That first day was really rough for us, lots of shooting. It was seven days into the operation when I was wounded. My unit was very near the front and my company was moving forward in open terrain that provided little cover. We were taking casualties and I had been having a busy time of it applying bandages and tourniquets when I was hit in the right leg by gunfire. I was unable to move and it took about an hour before stretcher bearers could reach where I was and get me to the Aid Station back at the beach. I was taken off to a Hospital Ship the following day and after two or three days on the ship I was taken ashore and flown out to a hospital in Hawaii. I had an operation there, but they couldn’t remove all the metal fragments. I had been hit with an explosive bullet that had done massive damage after entering the leg and it was slow to heal. After about three months in the hospital they tried to send me back to my unit (the 27th Division having returned to Hawaii after the taking of Saipan), but they refused to accept a combat medic that was still on crutches. After several more months I still wasn’t getting any better, so in February 1945 I was medevac’d from Hawaii to a hospital in Alabama. In September 1945, I was discharged from the Army and returned home to Austin.” Brother, L.C. was discharged and arrived back home in Austin in October 1945, a few weeks after Joe, and so too did the other two brothers, but considering their collective wounds it would be a bit of a stretch to say they had come home safely. Arthur had been a Sergeant in Company A, 5th Tank Battalion, 16th Armored Division, wounded during the Battle of the Bulge; and Ladislao (L.C.) was a waist gunner on a B-24 Bomber, wounded when shot down over Occupied France. Ramon, the only one of the four that did not go overseas, was an Army medic assigned to Bushnell General Hospital at Brigham City, Utah. Concerning when he was discharged, Joe says, “I was finally off the crutches, but walked with a limp with considerable difficulty, and when seated, I could not sit straight upright because of pain from the shell fragments still in my leg. Some of those pieces of metal migrated, causing more misery, but becoming more accessible to treatment and after two or three years the Waco VA Hospital removed some more of the fragments.” Each of the six Castro brothers married and most lived and raised families of their own in the Austin area. Although the father had died early, the mother, Leonarda, lived until 1987 and she was the oldest person ever to have been a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church when she died at age 107. Today, he is the sole remaining survivor among Ladislao and Leonarda’s children and this month PATRIOT BULLETIN proudly salutes Patriot Joe S. Castro. SIX SONS—PHOTO FROM ABOUT 1965 JACK MANUEL RAMON ARTHUR JOE LADISLAO (L.C.) FATHER LADISLAO CASTRO 1880-1925 MOTHER ELDEST CHILD LOTTIE ELIDA SUE SUSIE OPHELIA SALLIE LEONARDA SISTER: CARLOTA AND SIX DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN Page 10 DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS NEWS ...For Every MOPH Chapter & LAMOPH Unit… FOR MOPH CHAPTERS: MOPH FOR AUXILIARY UNITS The year is coming to an end in a month PHONE NUMBERS Holiday Greetings: and change. Now is the time to start We are ushering in fall with winter planning for the Midyear Conference COMMANDER nipping at our heels. Ladies Auxiliary coming up on January 9—10 in Killeen. FEDERICO REY (512) 339-8034 projects are gearing up for the Holidays We will be in a new hotel this time. SENIOR VICE COMMANDER and I encourage all the units in the Friday is training day for Service JOHN FOOTMAN (254) 699-0079 Dept of Texas to be generous in your Officers. Chapter 1876 Commander, support of holiday projects, both in Justin Kautz, will send out an agenda JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER time and monies. Let’s not pull back soon. Chapters need to fund their JOSE MORALES (254) 224-6982 from volunteering, donations or Service Officer for Friday, and fund one meeting attendance. This is the time to day for the Commander, Sr.Vice, or ADJUTANT become a “closer knit organization.” Jr.Vice for the Conference. Call me or JOHN FOOTMAN (254) 699-0079 e-mail me if you (Commander) or your COMMUNICATION! When we are Service Officer cannot come, FINANCE OFFICER reaching out to veterans and their email@example.com or 512-339-8034. WAYMON FAULKNER (817) 834-4181 families, let us not forget about our It is important that you make your own MOPH and Ladies Auxiliary reservations before the 30th of SERVICE OFFICER membership. Especially those that can December, at Phone number 254-247- ROCKY HERNANDEZ (254) 628-1326 no longer make it to meetings because 3133: ask for Cherry Hoffpauir SGT-AT-ARMS of illness or illness of a spouse. Widows and widowers need support, The Convention made big By-Laws SAMUEL LUNA (281) 395-9152 especially during the holidays. changes for Associate Memberships, see JUDGE ADVOCATE those on Page 4, Adjutants Call. On the first Veterans Day in 1954, C.W.(BUD) NETTLES (936) 462-8519 President Dwight Eisenhower called on Donations are down this year, not just all citizens to “remember sacrifices of because of the bad economy but also the INSPECTOR those who fought so valiantly.” With bad publicity that MOPH received on ROBERT HERNANDEZ (254) 694-4215 these words, the day previously known TV. This means we have to work much WELFARE OFFICER as Armistice Day was expanded into an harder to raise the funds to keep the PETER ROSIE (210) 826-8714 annual event to acknowledge all chapters and their projects on track. If American Veterans, a group of men asked, Chapters need to inform the NATIONAL EXCECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAN and women committed to principles public the money mentioned on TV, DELEON WESTON (915) 821-3880 without parallel. The aforementioned was not money we (departments and statement was part of a letter sent from chapters) have available to work with ALTERNATE NAT’L EXEC COMMITTEEMAN Governor Rick Perry in honor of veterans, active duty service personal HARRY SMART (210) 648-4529 Veterans Day. We attended the and their families. MOPH does apply ceremony at Fort Sam Houston almost all donations for helping Vets. AMERICANISM OFFICER Cemetery and the day included a Your chapter may want to put together RAUL CAMPBELL (210) 681-1285 Dedication of the Purple Heart Stamp papers stating what the chapter has done and a Naturalization Ceremony of 12 in the past year to help all veterans. CHAPLAIN active duty males and females, from all DON WILSON (817) 595-2626 branches of the service, sworn in by the The trailer with the Memorial Wall is Honorable John W. Primono, US available for display in your area by HISTORIAN Magistrate Judge of the Western appointment. The wall displays the 400 ANDREW REDDELL (832) 877-7073 District of Texas. What an emotional plus native Texans, who have lost their event that was! The voices of the lives in the two active wars, (Iraq and LAMOPH Texas Children’s Choir sounded like Afghanistan). The Department of Texas angels in the cool, overcast morning. wants to display this wall in cities that PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY What a wonderful treat ! have a local chapter. The chapter will be TRISH ROSIE (210) 826-8714 responsible for storage and transporting SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT I look forward to hearing about your to your area. The wall must be Christmas Projects. Please start talking displayed in a building because it is not MAMIE CAMPBELL (210) 681-1285 and planning to attend the Mid-Winter weather proof. You should notify your JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT Conference in Killeen in January 2009. local news media to make sure you get VACANT Making the conference a priority is coverage, and also gold star mothers and important to the success and attendance widows should be informed about the TREASURER of members. Further details will be coming of the wall. Call me to reserve a BETTY CEPEDA (512) 278-0292 forthcoming. Please let me hear from date on the calendar for your chapter to you. Thanks to the two units that sent have it displayed in your area. SGT-AT-ARMS Meeting Minutes. I wish you and your family a Merry MARIAH DINGMAN (254) 258-7363 Wishing all Units a Joyful and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. TRUSTEES Christmas and New Year. 1-YR, HELGA HERNANDEZ (254) 628-1326 Serving with gladness, 2-YR, KATHY FOOTMAN (254) 681-5303 —Federico Rey, Commander, 3-YR, GLORIA LUNA (281) 395-9152 —Trish Rosie, President, Department of Texas Department of Texas P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN Page 11 ...Submissions Required Soon For A... MOPH SCHOLARSHIP LOCATIONS IN TEXAS ...Taking Donations To The… ...For The 2009 / 2010 School Year… NATIONAL PURPLE HEART All patriots and ladies should be aware of MOPH’s scholarship program. But, most especially, if you are SERVICE FOUNDATION college bound and you are a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH, or you are a direct descendant of someone who is, then you need to Chapter 1919 receives numerous calls from persons know about this. in the Austin area who know about the Military Order of the Purple Heart and would like to donate items to us in preference to any other organization. It’s a Successful applicants for the 2009/2010 Scholarship pretty safe bet that patriots and ladies in chapters and will each receive $3,000. units everywhere get asked the same thing. Only the largest cities within the state have an organization to The next school year may seem like a long way off, accept donated goods for our nationwide service but it takes time to assemble the information required foundation, and here are those current opportunities in Texas. and to complete the application. The deadline for submission is February 17, 2009, so anyone inter- City Items Accepted Phone ested in applying needs to get started soon. SAN ANTONIO Clothing & Small Household Items 210-527-0000 National Headquarters has just recently posted next year’s “Purple Heart Scholarship Information and HOUSTON Clothing & Small Household Items 713-685-5400 Application” packet and it is ready for downloading HOUSTON Autos, Trucks, Planes, Motorcycles 713-383-6000 from MOPH’s website: www.purpleheart.org. On that homepage, look down the menu topics along the DALLAS Autos, Trucks, Planes, Motorcycles 214-745-7000 left margin, find and click on “Purple Heart Programs, ” then on that page, find and click on “Scholarships,” and from there you can download The National Purple Heart Service Foundation also the “2009/2010 Application Form.” If you prefer to has a Car Donation Program that applies nationwide, have a copy sent by mail, contact MOPH Hqs at not just in Texas. You may donate a car (also boats, (703) 642-5360, or request it by e-mail from: RV’s, or motorcycles) if your vehicle has no out- firstname.lastname@example.org. standing liens by calling during office hours: Eligibility: Also, the direct descendants (defined as Donate a Car 888-414-4483 a child, step-child, adopted child, grandchild or Arrangement will be made for a towing company in great-grandchild) of a veteran killed in action or who your area to pick up the vehicle and you should be died of wounds and did not have an opportunity to prepared at that time to provide the title and keys to join the Military Order of the Purple Heart are also the vehicle. The donation is tax-deductible and a eligible. A more detailed description of eligibility Certificate will be provided after the vehicle has been criteria is found on the first page of the application. sold. ...Computer Users, Sign Up To Get Your… PATRIOT BULLETIN ON THE INTERNET The numbers continue to rise, as more newsletter addressees sign on for the list to be notified by e-mail when the latest newsletter has been posted and is ready for viewing on the chapter’s website. If you are one of those that thought about it, but didn’t do anything at the time, why not help us save printing costs and postage money by letting us stop your mailings, and notify you instead every month when the electronic version of this newsletter has been posted (normally about 10 days before the paper copies begin being received). If you are ready to do so now, please e-mail your notification to: email@example.com (to make sure we record your e-address correctly). To see it now with photos and graphics in color, log on at www.purpleheartaustin.org then look thru the menu and click on the entry “December 2008 Newsletter.” Page 12 PATRIOT BULLETIN PATRIOT BIRTHDAYS ...The Holiday Season Is The… Of the TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1 EDGAR J. PARRY, JR. SEASON FOR GIVING 2 JAMES A. (JIM) MAZY DECEMBER ...And A Painless Way To Give Would Be.. 2 ERNEST L. DUNGEY 3 RONALD P. SMITH If you do your grocery shopping at Randalls 3 JERRY WHITE Food Stores all you have to do is identify 4 LESLIE E. (LES) ALLEN yourself with Chapter 1919 and each quarter 4 MIKE TARPLEY from that point on, they will rebate to us a 6 EDWARD L. HARK JR. portion of the amount of your purchases. 6 JOHN F. HOOKS 7 JAMES D. (JIMMY) SEYMOUR JR. GOOD 7 R.E. (SULLY) SULLIVAN 8 WILLIAM D. SMITH NEIGHBOR 8 8 HORACIO M.(HERSH) HERNANDEZ NICHOLAS J. (NICK) ROBINSON h ACCOUNT a 5939 9 JOHN E. WAGGONER JR. 10 DAVID W. MIXON 10 FRED J. LAURENTZ 11 12 RUSSELL L. WARRINER EVERETTE R. (RAY) PAYNE p 12 BRICE H. BARNES 12 13 WILLIAM R. (BILLY) DEMENT ROBERT J. HEISTERMAN p To participate, next time you visit a Randalls Store, go to the customer service desk and ask them to issue you a “Randalls Remarkable Card” 14 14 15 JOE DOUGHERTY ROBERT A. (BOB) HEFFORD RAMIRO MARTINEZ y (or annotate your existing card) and register it with our “Good Neighbor Account # 5939.” 15 K.W. KINGSLEY 16 BENITO L. (BEN) RODRIGUEZ This rebate comes entirely from the store, it does 16 WILLIAM C. (BILL) BENDER not add to the cost to the shopper. In fact, 16 16 JOSEPH R. (JOE) BURNER JR. CECIL L. SHRADER b customers presenting their card at the register automatically receive discounts on many designated items. 17 17 17 CARLOS V. SOZA JAMES E. TRUMBLE MELVIN D. GREEN i Also, this isn’t limited to Purple Heart Chapter Members. Any of your family members, or your 17 20 20 JOSEPH W. DOVE JAMES M. MODLIN JR GILBERT H. (SONNY) HOLLUB JR. r friends and neighbors, or just anyone at all that you can influence to support Chapter 1919’s programs — this is a great way to do it. Have 22 24 CHESTER J. LATHAN RICHARD M. (DON) BOSSERMAN JR. t them register their cards at Randalls with our 25 BRUCE A. BENWAY #5939. 25 27 JESSE G. RODRIGUEZ CARLOS CANO h 28 28 ANTHONY E. HARTLE GEORGE H. CALL d BIRTHDAYS FOR THE 30 30 WALLACE E. KILMAN JR. JOSE E. ESTRADA LADIES AUXILIARY 31 MICHAEL J. DEEL a Happy Birthday to all ladies celebrating before 2009 ! JANUARY 3 4 5 STANLEY M. GEHO FRANKLIN W. (FRANK) DENIUS JAMES A. DEAN y DECEMBER 3 VIRGINIA BANASAU 5 DAVID J.(DAVE) HEARNE 13 MARY ANN ZORNICK 6 RONALD H. MOERBE 14 KATHY CARR 6 RUBEN ESPINOZA 18 ASHLEIGH YBARRA 7 CLYDE W. SCHAFFER 24 IONE BELDEN 8 WELDON S. HOYLE 24 JENNYNE BILSKY 8 JACK H. HADSELL 8 CURTIS A. MARTELL 27 KOLETA THOMPSON 8 JOE S. CASTRO 28 RITA HOOVER 9 MARIO VARGAS 10 JESSE M. CALVO 10 T.C.(CHUCK) LESHIKAR —BETTY CEPEDA, Unit President 10 GONZALO GARZA 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 for one year following. 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 CLARENCE SEIDL 2/08 MARTIN ALLDAY 3/08 RANDY & VIOLA GREENE 8/08 JAMES D. SEYMOUR, JR. 5/08 LESLIE ALLEN 1/08 JACK HADSELL 3/08 CARLOS SOZA 8/08 JOHN ALVARADO 6/08 LEE HAGAN 6/08 HARRY SWAN MEMORIAL 12/07 ERNIE & VIRGINIA BANASAU 8/08 FLETCHER HARRIS 9/08 GABRIEL TAMAYO 11/07 MIKE BARTON 11/07 JOE & GAIL HARTNESS 9/08 MIKE TARPLELY 5/08 WILL & MARY ANN BEATTY 6/08 BOB HARWOOD 5/08 CHARLES TARVER 3/08 JENNYNE BILSKY 5/08 HERMAN HAYDON 5/08 W.R. TIMMERMANN 2/08 STEPHEN BODNAR 5/08 BOB HEFFORD 12/07 VA OUTPATIENT CLINIC DONATIONS, Daily CHARLES BONNEY 10/08 O.H. HUBBARD, JR 5/08 SERVANDO & MARY VARELA 8/08 JACK BOWEN MEMORIAL 3/08 FRED & LAURIE HUDGEONS 5/08 JACK WARDEN 5/08 JOHN BRAND, D.min., J.D. 5/08 B.H. HUGHES 9/07 PDC HARVEY WEBB 08/08 WILLIAM A. BRANT MEMORIAL 6/08 CHARLES KELLEY 6/08 HAROLD WEEDEN 11/08 JAMES L. BROWN 6/08 THE KERR FAMILY 7/08 ROBERT & JUNE WHITMAN 12/07 JAMES P. BRYANT 8/08 CARL KLEIN MEMORIAL 9/08 JOE & MARY ANN ZORNICK 3/08 JOHN & ELAINE BURKHARDT 6/08 LEW LEDBETTER 8/08 MICHELLE BURKHARDT 1/08 MILT CARR 3/08 JACK LEDFORD 3/08 ORGANIZATIONS HAROLD & MAUREEN LEWIS 11/07 ACES 3/08 SEAN CARR 12/07 ROBERT LICHTENBERGER MEMORIAL 6/08 MOC 33 AUXILIARY Monthly JOE CASTRO 9/08 JIMMY & GUADALUPE MARTINEZ 8/08 MOPH SERVICE FOUNDATION BETTY CEPEDA 6/08 MARK MARTINEZ 12/07 ODD FELLOWS LODGE 23 12/07 JIM & ELAINE CHAMBERS 10/08 JOHNNIE & JOHNNIE MATL 3/08 TEXAS MILITARY FORCES MUSEUM, Monthly JACK CHAVEZ 5/08 MEMORIAL, "PAPPY," MASCOT 11/07 VFW POST 856 Quarterly MARCUS COHEN 12/07 "GENERAL PATTON," MASCOT #2 11/07 ALL-STAR DONORS SPECIAL RECOGNITION IS DUE TO EACH OF OUR SUPER BOOSTERS, INDIVIDUALS WHOSE GIFTS HAVE TOTALED $100 OR MORE — AND CORPORATE DONORS WHO HAVE GIVEN $1,000 OR MORE DURING THE PAST YEAR. PATRIOT BULLETIN SALUTES —Martin L. Allday, J.D. — John Alvarado, Jr. — Mike Barton — John H. Brand, D.min,J.D.— —John & Elaine Burkhardt—Jim & Elaine Chambers — Bruce Davis — Paul DeVault— Ray Diaz — —Wallace E. Downey — Rufus Dye, Jr.— John Eli— John Nolan Friedman Mem. — Jack Hadsell — — Fletcher Harris — Robert Harwood — Herman Haydon — Carl Klein Memorial — Lew Ledbetter — — Harold & Maureen Lewis — Jimmy & Guadalupe Martinez — Ponciano Morales,III — —Henry & Delores Papke — E.L. Parker — Fred & Elaine Rey — Harold Rose — Mike Tarpley — CORPORATE LEVEL: — BAE Systems — Harold & Elrose Weeden — — MOC 33 Auxiliary — Outback Steakhouse — VFW Post 856 — RAY MCKEE 9/08 BOB COOK 5/08 BUSINESSES GEORGE MIGL 1/08 JOE CRUZ 3/08 AUSTIN DUCK ADVENTURES 11/08 DONALD MORRISON 5/08 ROBERT S. DALTON 2/08 BAE SYSTEMS 1/08 BILL NEWBERRY 3/08 BRUCE DAVIS 10/08 FISH CITY GRILL 5/08 CHAPTER 1919 OFFICERS 8/08 PAUL DEVAULT 5/08 GOLDEN CORRAL, 9710 N LAMAR, 8/08 HENRY & DELORES PAPKE 9/08 RAYMOND DIAZ 8/08 HILL'S CAFÉ 5/08 EDGAR PARKER 11/07 WALLACE E. DOWNEY 10/08 INSTY-PRINTS S [ELLER FAMILY] 4360 S CONG FRANK & KATHY PLUMMER 10/08 PHILIP DREISESZUN 12/07 THE KYLE FAMILY FRED RETTIG 8/08 RUFUS DYE 7/08 MCKINNEY E-SYSTEMS & ASSOC., INC. 5/08 FRED & ELAINE REY 9/08 JOHN ELI 9/08 MIKE'S PRINT SHOP 6448 HWY 290E MARLIEN RICE 2/08 JOSEPH F. FRIEDMAN 12/07 MORALES & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS, INC 6/08 MINNIE RICE 2/08 VIC FRYSINGER 1/08 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 11600 RESH BLVD 12/07 CHIP ROSS 12/07 GONZALO GARZA 3/08 RANDALLS FOOD MKTS, INC, QTRLY ED SCHMALREID 8/08 SYSCO FOOD SVC OF AUSTIN, QTRLY Page 14 PATRIOT BULLETIN For a donation of $25, or more, we will place your message in subsequent Tributes publications of this bulletin for the next twelve months. 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 and Gratitude CPL BENNY MATIAS, JR. In Memory of My Fallen Comrades In Memory Of 9th Infantry Division 12-11-68-RVN 5th REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM LUCILLE P. BOWEN CPL JOE GARCIA ARMY, KOREA Wife Of 62 years Of 173rd Airborne Brigade 6-4-69-RVN PATRIOT JACK BOWEN, M/SGT, USAF, RET. Who gave their all to their country and will 1950-1953 She Was A True Air Force Lady never be forgotten LEST WE FORGET JAMES P. BRYANT 8/08 JACK BOWEN 3/08 RAYMOND DIAZ 1/08 In TRIBUTE to the Men of In Tribute To My Sons: TO THE MANY WWII VETERANS Company “M” MAJOR JACK E. BOWEN, USAF THAT HAVE PASSED ON, AND USAF Acad Class ‘68, FAC, Vietnam 223rd Infantry Regiment CHIEF RONALD R. BOWEN, USN TO THE FEW THAT REMAIN 40th Infantry Division Nuclear Sub U.S.S. SAM HOUSTON GOD BLESS ALL ! ! KOREAN WAR JOHN & ANN LINGO 5/08 JACK BOWEN 3/08 HAROLD [TEX-HOSS-HAL] LEWIS 11/07 IN MEMORY OF In Memory OF TO THOSE J.M. HICKS BETTY DYE AND ALL OTHER PATRIOTS AND LADIES WHO SERVED P.O.W. IN JAPAN FOR 36 MONTHS OF THE CHAPTER & UNIT 1919 Semper Fidelis DURING WWII WHO HAVE PASSED ON JACK HADSELL 3/08 RUFUS DYE 7/08 WILLIAM NEWBERRY 3/08 In Memory of “Troopers” In Memory of those pilots of the IN MEMORY Staff Sgt JOHN J. BROWN Ron -Charlie -Dick -Johnnie 367th Fighter Group KIA - Korean War - 1950 A Good Soldier, —WWII Europe Eighth Cavalry Regiment A Great Father That made the supreme sacrifice First Cavalry Division RUFUS DYE 7/08 JIM BROWN 1/08 JAMES LOGAN BROWN 1/08 IN MEMORY HANG IN THERE Of the 27 crew chiefs and pilots In Memory of Patriot MEN OF MOPH 1919 Who died in a single plane crash ARTHUR RICE In England during WWII SURVIVOR OF THE “HAVE A GREAT YEAR” 439th Troop Carrier Group BATAAN DEATH MARCH RAY McKEE 9/08 WORLD WAR II JACK HADSELL 3/08 MINNIE RICE 5/08 To Honor In Memory of Members of MEMORIAL MACV Advisory Team 79 Col Bill Brant IN HONOR OF HAROLD’S BIRTHDAY WWII who were killed or wounded, and PATRIOT HAROLD MARBURGER Vietnam to those who survived the conflict Vietnam —1964 - 1965 MARCH 22nd HIS FAMILY 6/08 HAL HUTH 12/07 BETTY MARBURGER 3/08 In Memory of the pilots of the In Memory of the Pilots of the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing 18th Fighter / Bomber Group To those who gave their lives Who Lost Their Lives 103rd Infantry Division VIETNAM WAR During The That Made the Supreme Sacrifice KOREAN WAR Europe, 1944-45 JOHN BRAND, D.Min., J.D. 5/08 RUFUS DYE 7/08 RUFUS DYE 7/08 P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN Page 15 More Tributes In Memory Of Patriot TAPS Patriot LONNIE BROWN passed away October 7, 2008 at age 79, after a long illness. He was an Air Force Vietnam veteran, wounded at SAMUEL BIER Bien Hoa Air Force Base during TET-68 while serving as a Technical ARMY AIR FORCE, WWII, EUROPE, POW Sergeant in the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing when the base came under ground attack. He is survived by his wife, Ola. 465th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force RUFUS DYE 5/08 Patriot MARCUS COHEN passed away October 4, 2008. At age 95, he had been our senior surviving In Memory Of Patriot patriot. Marcus was an Army WWII veteran, wounded at Bastogne before daylight on Christmas morning WILLIAM A. BRANT 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, while serving in ARMY, WWII, EUROPE Company I, 327th Infantry Regiment (Glider), 101st Airborne Division. The bullet that passed through his 1st Infantry Division, Wounded, Normandy shoulder killed his foxhole mate, Roy Spritzer. Fighting RUFUS DYE 5/08 continued throughout the day and it was late afternoon before he could be taken out of the line and back to the Aid Station. It was another two In Memory Of Patriot days before General Patton’s troops arrived to relieve the survivors. Marcus Cohen had lived most of his life in Louisville, Kentucky WILLIAM J. DALLAS where he had been a long-time member of MOPH Chapter 146. ARMY AIR FORCE, WWII, EUROPE, POW In March 2000 he and his wife, Goldye (who recently predeceased him 303rd BOMB GROUP, 8TH AIR FORCE after 52 years of marriage), had moved to Austin to be near their WOUNDED IN THE AIR OVER GERMANY daughter, Janet Kautz and her family; and he has been a transfer RUFUS DYE 5/08 member here in Chapter 1919 since that time. In Memory and Honor of the Heroes of Patriot JOE E. DELGADO died recently, at age 59. Joe was an Army ADVISOR TEAM 1, I CORPS, VIETNAM-1971 Vietnam veteran. He was wounded July 31, 1970 on operations in Tan And Of The An Province while serving in Company A, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry, Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom 9th Infantry Division. Survived by his son, Joe Isaac Delgado. Thank You For Sacrificing Your All To Ensure Peace and Freedom for all Mankind Patriot LEONARD E. RICE passed away September 7, 2008, aged 85 years. Leonard was an Army WWII veteran, and one of the famed JOE & GAIL HARTNESS 9/08 36th Infantry Division “T-Patchers.” He fought in the campaigns in Italy, France and Germany with the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry and rose in rank to Platoon Sergeant before the war ended. He is survived by wife, Bertha, 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, Deceased Chapter 1919 and two great-great grandchildren. Patriots and Ladies Patriot RICK G. SELLERS died September 24, 2008 as a result of a traffic accident. He was a 56 year-old Army Vietnam veteran who was FY — 2009 wounded in Quang Ngai Province in March 1971 while serving in Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, LONNIE BROWN Americal Division. He is survived by wife, Linda, and daughter, JACK S. BOWEN Cassie. MARCUS COHEN HARRY G. DAVES, JR. Patriot BOBBY G. SMITH, a Marine Corps Korean War veteran, JOE E. DELGADO died October 27, 2008 at age 75. He was wounded on Hill 248 in WILLIAM F. (BILL) KING, SR. North Korea in September 1951 when serving in Company C, 1st AUGUST J. (GUS) KADERKA Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was a Machine Gun RUFUS L. (LES) LEGGETT Squad Leader and had been awarded the Silver Star. He is survived JOHN MORRISSET by wife, Gerry. LEONARD E. RICE RICK G. SELLERS Patriot JOE M. TAFOYA died November 13, 2008 at age 77. Joe BOBBY G. SMITH was an Army Korean War veteran. He was wounded September 16, JOE M. TAFOYA 1950 near Taegu when serving as an Infantryman in the 38th Infantry AUSTIN Z. YOUNG Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. For many years, Joe had been one of our volunteer chapter phone callers and a VA volunteer worker at the Austin VA Clinic both in filing patient records and as a server at our Purple Heart Coffee Bar. Joe is survived by his wife, Alice; and their daughters, Naomi and Romi. The MILITARY ORDER of the PURPLE HEART of the U.S.A. NONPROFITORGANIZATION TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919 U.S.POSTAGE PAID AUSTIN,TX 5701 PAINTED VALLEY DR PERMITNO.504 AUSTIN, TEXAS 78759-5527 “ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED” S! HAPPY HOLIDAY JULY ’08 AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 4TH BREAKFAST 6TH BREAKFAST 3RD BREAKFAST 1ST BREAKFAST 6th STAFF NOON 1ST BREAKFAST 15TH STAFF NOON 5TH STAFF NOON NO SAT, 9TH, 11AM 17TH STAFF NOON SUN, 7TH, 1—4 PM SAT, 18TH, 10AM TUE, 11TH, 9AM CHAPTER / UNIT MEETINGS PURPLE HEART DAY SAT, 20TH, 10AM MONTHLY MEETING CELEBRATION VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY PARTY CAMP MABRY AND OUR “The 226th Anniversary MONTHLY MEETING MUSEUM, Bldg # 6 PARADE CHILDREN’S PARTY SUMMER Of the Purple Heart” CAMP MABRY Guest Speaker: U.S. Rep up Congress Ave, then BOTH HELD FOOD AND DRINKS FREE MUSEUM, Bldg # 6 MICHAEL McCAUL CEREMONY SEPARATELY, BUT AT BREAK ! FOR PATRIOTS, FAMILY & Lunch Afterward at FOLLOWS AT 11AM THE SAME TIME IN THE GUESTS Lunch Afterward at Luby’s Cafeteria ODD FELLOWS LODGE #23 SOUTH STEPS OF THE 6809 GUADALUPE CAMP MABRY MUSEUM Luby’s Cafeteria MOPAC at Steck CAPITOL BLDG JANUARY ’09 FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE 2ND, BREAKFAST 2ND BREAKFAST 4TH BREAKFAST 5TH, BREAKFAST 6TH BREAKFAST 1ST BREAKFAST 18TH —STAFF NOON 18TH —STAFF NOON 20TH- STAFF NOON 15TH —STAFF NOON 17TH—STAFF NOON 21ST —STAFF NOON SAT, 23RD, 10AM FRI, 20TH, 6PM SAT, 21ST, 10AM MONTHLY MEETING, AND GEORGE SAT, 20TH, 11AM SAT., 24TH, 9AM MONTHLY MEETING SAT, 18TH, 10AM OFFICERS INSTALLATION WASHINGTON’S Chapter MONTHLY MEETING CAMP MABRY MONTHLY MEETING HILL’S CAFÉ BIRTHDAY MUSEUM ANNUAL ELECTION ANNUAL PICNIC “G.I. BREAKFAST” 4700 S Congress Ave DINNER PARTY FULL COOKOUT MENU CAMP MABRY CAFETERIA CAMP MABRY MUSEUM TBA—MEMORIAL Guest Speaker will be: At “The Austin Club” Lunch Afterward at CAMP MABRY Lunch Afterward at DAY ACTIVITIES SHERI SOLTES, TEXAS Great Entertainment, LUBY’S CAFETERIA PICNIC GROUNDS HEARING & SERVICE DOGS Luby’s Cafeteria PFLUGERVILLE Great Food, and, a MOPAC at Steck COOK-WALDEN Free For Members, MOPAC at Steck CAPITAL PARK Family, And Guests Great Time at a Great Party 14619 N IH-35 FY-2009 TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919 EVENTS CALENDAR
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