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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
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                                     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
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                     ...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
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                                        ...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
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       ...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,
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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
ferey@austin.rr.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-
 scholarship@purpleheart.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.



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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: adjutant@purpleheartaustin.org (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.”
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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
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          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
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          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.
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    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
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          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
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          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
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          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
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                                               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
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                                                                  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
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            In Memory Of Patriot
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                                                   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.
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    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
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                                                                                 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



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