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					                                                                                                                                                    VOL 9-7 — MARCH 2009
                                                                                                                                                        PATRIOT BULLETIN
                                                                           visit our website: www.purpleheartaustin.org
                                                               YOUR NEXT PURPLE HEART EVENT DATES

                                                                      18 MAR — 12 NOON, STAFF MEETING, MUSEUM AT CAMP MABRY, MOPAC & 35th ST
                                                                      21 MAR — 10AM, CHAPTER MEETING, MUSEUM AT CAMP MABRY, MOPAC & 35th ST
                                                                      6 APR — 6:30 AM, “BREAKFAST AT JIM’S,” HWY 183 AT BURNET RD




                                                                                                         MARCH
                                                       PATRIOT BULLETIN
                                                                             ...COME TO CHAPTER 1919’s NEXT REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING...
THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART OF THE U.S.A.




                                                                                        10 AM, SATURDAY, MARCH 21st
                                                                                     MUSEUM (Bldg #6), CAMP MABRY
                                                                             This will be our first time back in our regular meeting place, the Museum’s
                                                                             “Hall Of Honor,” since renovations were made to this historic old building.
                                                                             Come for details of our latest chapter activities, including a presentation and an
                                                                             award from the Little League Baseball team that we support. But, all that just
                                                                             leads up to the feature speaker who will update us on all the latest things now
                                                                             going on with veterans benefits. We are privileged to host this presentation by:
                                                                                                       MR. VICTOR POLANCO
                                                                                                  TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION
                                                                                                   VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER
                                                                             CAMP MABRY IS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, BORDERING ON THE WEST SIDE OF MOPAC EXPRESSWAY
                                                                             BETWEEN 35th STREET AND 45th STREET. THE ENTRANCE IS AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
                                                                             THE INSTALLATION, WEST OF MOPAC ON 35th STREET. PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
                                                                             FROM THE GUARD POST, PROCEED UP MAIN ROAD TO STOP SIGN, GO RIGHT TO SECOND STOP
                                                                             SIGN. TURN RIGHT AGAIN AND FOLLOW THAT MAIN ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE THE MUSEUM ON THE
                                                                             RIGHT. THERE IS A PROMINENT SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE.
TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919




                                                                                                                                    ..BIG PROMOTIONAL GIVE AWAY..
                                                                                                                                    EVERY PATRIOT AND LADY WHO
                                                                                 AFTER THE MEETING EVERYONE IS                      ATTENDS THE MARCH MEETING
                                                                                 WELCOME TO REASSEMBLE AND                          WILL RECEIVE A REALLY NICE
                                                                                                                                    FREE GIFT—ONLY CONDITIONS
                                                                                 HAVE LUNCH TOGETHER IN LUBY’S
                                                                                                                                    ARE: YOU MUST BE A MEMBER
                                                                                 CAFETERIA, (THE ONE LOCATED AT                     OF THE CHAPTER OR UNIT AND
                                                                                 MOPAC AND STECK).                                  YOU MUST ATTEND—SEE PAGE 5


                                                                                                                                               INSIDE:
                                                                               ...This Month’s Feature Story, Starts On Page 8..               LEADER BOARD                  2-3
                                                                                                                                               NEW MEMBERS                     4
                                                                                    SAMUEL E. (SAM) BAKER
                                                                                                                                               ADJUTANTS CALL                  5
                                                                               HIS FAMILY CALLS HIM EARL, BUT EVERYONE ELSE                    NEWS / FEATURE / PHOTOS    4 - 12
                                                                               CALLS HIM SAM. HE FLEW GLIDERS AND C-47’S, WAS
                                                                               WOUNDED WHEN SHOT DOWN OVER NORMANDY ON                         DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS NEWS       10
                                                                               “D-DAY,” AND HE SAYS, ALMOST WITH PRIDE, HE
                                                                               CRASHED LOTS OF OTHER GLIDERS AND PLANES                        BIRTHDAYS / BOOSTERS       12 - 13
                                                                               TOO; BUT, HE STAYED WITH IT AND RETIRED FROM
                                                                               THE AIR FORCE WITH 35 YEAR’S ACTIVE SERVICE.                    TRIBUTES / INSPIRATIONAL   14 - 15
                                                                                                                                               CHAPTER CALENDAR               16
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                                     Chapter Notes
                                         ……..OUR GEORGE
                                         WASHINGTON’s
                                         BIRTHDAY EVENT       I presume that everyone that attended the banquet
                                         WAS GREAT, READ      enjoyed themselves. I know our two door prize
                                         THE REPORT ABOUT     winners were happy. They each received a free
                                         THAT AND ALL THE
                                         OTHER HAPPENINGS
                                                              “dinner for two” for some future date of their choice at
                                         THIS PAST MONTH,     the Austin Club.
                                         AND THEN…...

                                                              Patriot Jon Medina and Cat Welch are the two
                                                              newest volunteer servers for our Purple Heart Coffee
          COMMANDER’S MESSAGE                                 Bar at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. Current
                                                              volunteer, Patriot Renessa Gerhardt, will be taking a
T ime is growingisshortfor onefor youjustthrow your
                        and April is
   corner. There still time
name in the hat and run
                                      to
                                          around the
                               of the Chapter’s
                                                              break from the Coffee Bar and from her classes at
                                                              ACC where she is studying to be a Physician’s
elective officer positions. I hope a couple of our            Assistant, and leaving soon on an eight month trip to
Patriots will step up and help Chapter 1919 go                Guatemala to study Spanish. Her bright smile at the
forward boldly into another great year.                       Clinic will be missed. Renessa, good luck in your
                                                              travels and with your studies.
The George Washington’s Birthday Dinner Party
was quite a bash this year. I have received many              For this upcoming meeting, Saturday, March 21st, we
favorable comments on it, especially for the food.            will have as our guest speaker Mr. Victor Polanco,
I cannot take the credit. That praise goes to Senior          Veterans Service Officer with the Texas Veterans
Vice Commander, John Burkhardt, and his wife                  Commission. He is expert and up to date in all areas
Elaine, who together with their daughter Michelle             concerning veterans benefits. So, if you have
Collins, chose our menu for the evening. Michelle             questions about changes or new benefits, this will be
also made the program brochures and donated them.             the time to ask. All you have to do is just not miss this
Also, our entertainment was excellent. Ms. Caron              meeting.
Joseph did a beautiful rendering of a medley of
patriotic songs from all periods of American history.         I would like to express my appreciation to the many
She ended her performance by leading us all in                individuals that helped this past month in preparing
singing “God Bless America,” our chapter’s                    and making our Washington’s Birthday event a
traditional closing of the program.                           success; especially John and Elaine Burkhardt, their
                                                              daughter Michelle Collins, our Unit President, Betty
This year’s “Patriot of the Year” award went to               Cepeda, Patriot Pete Snelson, Master Sergeant Mark
Patriot Howard McKinney. Patriot McKinney is                  Janik and the Cadets from Westwood High School Air
our webmaster, the volunteer that designed and                Force Junior ROTC, and Adjutant Milt Carr who had
created Chapter 1919’s website five years ago, and            charge of our Chapter’s flags and banner for this (and
has ever since then devoted countless hours in                every other) Chapter function. It was a team effort and
maintaining and updating it. He has done a fantastic          these just named are only a few out of the many who
job for us and this recognition for his service is long       did the work, and my thanks go to all who helped.
overdue. The “Volunteer of the Year” award went to
a husband and wife team. Patriot John Lingo and
his wife Ann. Besides getting their name                      Make plans now to attend “American Heroes Day” at
permanently displayed on the volunteer plaque at the          Camp Mabry on the weekend of April 18th and 19th,
VA Clinic, they received a framed certificate and             and don’t forget the April 25th meeting at Camp
their own personal coffee cup. Each year, I have              Mabry when the new leaders for the Chapter will be
been recognizing a past Coffee Bar Volunteer who              elected. I still need some assistance and am seeking
can no longer help because of changed personal                volunteers to help me on that April 18-19 weekend.
situations. This year it goes to Patriot Manuel               Please contact me if you can help, even for just an
Castillo and his wife Velia, for their past service.          hour or two. My phone is still the same, 444-6342.
   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 THEN, LET’S FOCUS ON
                                                                                              1919
                                          MAKING OUR NEXT MEETING ON
                                          MARCH 21ST A SUCCESS. THE              OFFICERS, MOPH CHAPT 1919
                                          CHAPTER AND THE UNIT NEED              NOTE: AREA CODES NOT LISTED ARE ( 512 )
                                          REGULAR ATTENDANCE OF THE
                                          MEMBERS IN ORDER TO STAY
                                          STRONG. WE ARE DEPENDING                        COMMANDER
                                          ON IT, AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU           RAYMOND DIAZ               444-6342
                                          THERE.
                                                                                  SENIOR VICE COMMANDER
                                                                                 JOHN BURKHARDT             497-5857

                                                                                  JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER
                                                                                 JOE HARTNESS               964-1146
                                        a slate of officers to be nominated in
        PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE                                                                 ADJUTANT
                                        the annual Unit elections that will be   MILT CARR                  343-7940
                                        held in April, so please plan to

L
                                                                                        FINANCE OFFICER
      ast month’s social event of the   attend. There are many leadership        WALLACE PETE SNELSON 472-4975
      year, the George Washington’s     and volunteer positions that need to
                                                                                        SERVICE OFFICER
Birthday Dinner Party at the Austin     be filled and I encourage everyone to    JIMMIE SALAZAR         (830) 868-9237
Club was simply wonderful. The          serve in some way. Most positions
                                                                                       PUBLIC RELATIONS
evening’s schedule of events,           take very little time, so make it a      TONY GEISHAUSER                527-8495
combined with a scrumptious dinner      point to help out our Unit by serving
                                                                                       JUDGE ADVOCATE
buffet was enjoyed by an array of       next year. If you would like to hold     VACANT
Patriots, Ladies, family members, and   an office, call me at 337-0655 and                    CHAPLAIN
special guests. The Westwood High       let’s talk.                              RUFUS DYE                      926-5691
School Air Force Junior ROTC
                                                                                    AMERICANISM OFFICER
provided the evening’s most heartfelt                                            ERNIE BANASAU                  894-0644
ritual linked to the POW/MIA table. If you hear the news from any
The ceremony was extremely moving source that one of our Auxiliary
                                                                                        WELFARE OFFICER
                                                                                 FRED REY                       339-8034
and emotional.                           members is ill, please let me know.
                                         Sometimes, I do not find out about a         SERGEANT AT ARMS
                                                                                 IVAN CASTELLON         (254) 258-9155
                                         member who has been in the hospital
This year’s award for Unit 1919’s until after they have been discharged
“Auxiliary Member of the Year” was and it is too late for us to visit them       OFFICERS, LAMOPH UNIT 1919
presented to Jennyne Bilsky. She has or assist their family members              PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, CHAPLAIN
been a faithful member of the remaining at home. Communication                   BETTY CEPEDA           278-0292

Auxiliary for 13 years, joining in 1996. is essential to a strong Chapter and       SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Jennyne has held many offices within Unit. It is the very best way we can        MARISOL CONTRERAS              791-7532

the Auxiliary throughout her tenure, help our veterans and their families.          JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT
including President of our Unit 1919 in                                          VALERIE DYE                    272-4582

2004. Throughout her years in the                                                TREASURER-PATRIOTIC INSTR.
Auxiliary she has always been ready to I hope to see you at the March            JULIE BRIDGEWATER (972) 754-4393

assist at our gatherings and events, and meeting !!                                     TRUSTEES, 1-2-3 Yr
has donated to many Department and                                               PATSY RADEMACHER               327-0326
                                                                                 ROSALIE CASTILLO               272-4582
Unit functions.        Congratulations
Jennyne !                                                 Betty,                 ELIZABETH LARSON               418-1342

                                                                                        PARLIAMENTARIAN

                                                            President,           LUCILLE BENNETT                345-2534

Our next scheduled meeting will be on                                                         HISTORIAN
March 21st at Camp Mabry. This                              Unit 1919            ELAINE REY                     339-8034

meeting will be devoted to developing
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                        NEW MEMBERS
We have a new member that has been added to the rolls of Chapter 1919 since publication of
the last issue of PATRIOT BULLETIN, let’s everyone extend a warm welcome to:

RAYMOND J. (BUBBA) GIROUARD, JR., is an Army Vietnam veteran. “Bubba” spent
his first seven months in-country with Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry
Division. But, when the 1st Cavalry Division stood down he was sent to the 1st Battalion,
501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He was wounded March 29, 1971 on Hill 510 near
the DMZ and medevac’d to the hospital at Phu Bai. Three weeks later he was back for duty.

At “press-time” we had an additional application in processing at National Headquarters,
and that is:

NICHOLAS SCHOON, Army, Iraq wounded, from Buda, Texas.


              ...Latest Report On The...
           PURPLE HEART                                    NOTICE OF 2009 CHAPTER ELECTIONS
         SCHOLARSHIP FUND                                  The election of chapter officers will be held in
     AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE                              the meeting scheduled for 10 AM on April 25th
                                                           at Camp Mabry. In accordance with By-Laws,
                                                           Article IV, Section 3, par a., “Election of
This endowed scholarship fund was established at           chapter officers shall be held in April…..notice
ACC seven years ago with money from the National           of such election must be mailed to all active
                                                           members in good standing at least two weeks
Purple Heart Service Foundation. Scholarships are          prior to said meeting.” Elective officers are the
open to veterans and veterans spouses to pay for           Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior
two of the beginning courses in Computer Science.          Vice Commander, Finance Officer, Judge
                                                           Advocate, Sgt-At-Arms, and a Trustee for a
The fund is managed by the Austin Community                3-year term. All other officers are appointive.
College Foundation and they have just released a
mid-year report for this 2008-2009 academic year
(their final report will be in August, after the end of
the summer term).                                         “31 NEW VA OUTPATIENT CLINICS”
                                                          With 153 hospitals and about 745 community based
                                                          clinics, VA currently operates the largest integrated
Seventeen scholarship awards have been granted            health care system in the country. The VA has just
with $3,746 paid from the fund at this point in the       announced it will open 31 new outpatient clinics in
school year.                                              16 states by late 2010, with some opening this year.
                                                          Our MOPH Region V got left out, none of the new
Since its inception in 2001, a total of 182 awards        facilities will be built in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,
have been made and $40,180 paid from the fund.            Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Colorado.
    P A T R I O T B U L L E T IN                                                                        Page 5




                                   ADJUTANTS CALL
PROMOTIONAL GIVE-AWAY.                              THE LATEST                  MORE CALENDAR CHANGES
                                               MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS
Limited offering one-time only, and only                 FROM THE               The location is changed for the
for those who attend this next meeting           NATIONAL ADJUTANT              May meeting. Our regular monthly
on March 21st. Commander Diaz has             THE NATIONAL COMMANDER HAS        meeting and Installation of Officers
obtained a limited stock of really nice       ANNOUNCED THE WINNER OF $250
                                                                                will be held at the home of Harold
                                              CASH AWARDS TO SMALL (LESS
ball-point pens of a unique and               THAN 150 MEMBERS) CHAPTERS        and Elrose Weeden, in Driftwood.
distinctive design with special features,     AND LARGE (OVER 150 MEMBERS)
                                                                                There will be some very special
                                              CHAPTERS IN EACH REGION THAT
appropriate to our purple heart chapter.      HAD THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE        happenings at this meeting and you
They even light up. One of these pens         OF GROWTH IN THE LAST FISCAL
                                                                                will not want to miss it. Distance
                                              YEAR. IN REGION V, TEXAS CHAP-
will be given to each Patriot in Chapter      TERS WON IN BOTH CATEGORIES.      should not be a factor because
1919 and Lady in Unit 1919 upon arrival       SMALL CHAPTER:                    transportation will be provided
at the meeting. The operative words are:      TEXAS CHAPTER 766, LAREDO         from a central location—details to
                                                     35% GROWTH — 17
members-meeting-free-pen. But, that’s                                           be forthcoming from PATRIOT
                                              LARGE CHAPTER:
not all, our recent tradition continues for   TEXAS CHAPTER 1876, KILLEEN       BULLETIN in timely fashion.
giving away a generous quantity of                    29.8% GROWTH — 198
valuable door prizes and those prizes                                           The meeting in May will also be
alone should give ample incentive for         SO, CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH
                                                                                our traditional chapter annual
                                              LAREDO AND KILLEEN. WE NEED
everyone to attend.                           TO TRY HARDER IN CHAPTER 1919     picnic, marking the beginning of
                                                                                summertime break. In the past, we
PATRIOT GEORGE MIGL’s 90th BIRTHDAY                            have been having the chapter picnic in June. This
          CELEBRATION                                          year June and July will be the Summer-Break period
                 SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009                        and your calendar on the back cover of this issue has
                   10:00 AM to 4:00 PM                         been changed to show that. Caution, always rely on
           ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL
                                                               the calendar on page 16 of your latest PATRIOT
                      PRAHA, TEXAS
                                                               BULLETIN, things do change and the calendar on
This is something really special, Patriot GEORGE               back issues of the newsletter is now incorrect.
MIGL is inviting all his family and friends to his
90th birthday celebration. Everybody in Chapter
                                                               ROTC LEADERSHIP AWARDS
1919 is his friend so we are all invited (I went to his
80th and 85th and I’m sure not going to miss his               The Military Order of the Purple Heart has been
90th). And, about his family, he was one of 21                 awarding MOPH Leadership Medals for ROTC and
brothers and sisters born to his Czech immigrant               Junior ROTC units since the Department of Defense
parents, so his family is huge; he has more nephews            authorized us doing so in 1990. In 1991, nationwide
and nieces than he can keep track of, and they mostly          MOPH awarded 60 medals to nine ROTC and 51
all have children and grandchildren of their own.              Junior ROTC programs, and the numbers have been
Nearly all of them will be there too. This all-day             growing ever since. Now, Chapter 1919 alone is
celebration includes food and refreshments for                 making presentations to eight ROTC and fifteen
everybody and they all know not to miss. George                Junior ROTC programs every year; and, with the
does this as a patriotic event. Veterans are asked to          school year rapidly drawing to a close this spring,
wear their veteran’s organization caps and please be           Chapter ROTC Awards Chairman, FRED REY, is
present for the Flag raising ceremony about 10:30              very busy coordinating with each of the schools to
(maybe a little later) at the flagpole at the cemetery         arrange for our participation. He could use some
entrance. George’s fellow “Battle of the Bulge”                help, if you are interested, call him at 339-8034.
veterans will be specially recognized, so if you are
one of those, please check in with him upon arrival.                       —Milt Carr, Adjutant, (512) 343-7940
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                           ...Scenes From Our Last Big Event
         GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY
                 DINNER PARTY
            ...Friday Evening, February 20th, In The AUSTIN CLUB….

                                                               PART OF THE CROWD SEATED IN THE BANQUET
                                                               HALL. IN THE LEFT FOREGROUND IS A VACANT
                                                               CEREMONIAL TABLE RESERVED FOR THE
                                                               MISSING FROM EACH OF THE BRANCHES OF
                                                               THE ARMED SERVICES. SEATED FOREGROUND
                                                               RIGHT IS OUR ASSOCIATE, JEREMIAH DYE NEXT
                                                               TO HIS GRANDDAD, AND OUR CHAPLAIN, RUFUS
                                                               DYE, FOR THE REST, YOU PICK THEM OUT




PREPARING TO GREET EARLY ARRIVALS AFTER HELPING
TO SET UP IN THE DINING AREA ARE: LEFT- COMMANDER
RAYMOND DIAZ; AND RIGHT- PRESIDENT BETTY CEPEDA;
AND CENTER- ADJUTANT MILT CARR AND WIFE BARBARA




                                                  GRANDE DAMES OF
                             JOHN AND ANN         UNIT 1919 VISIT AFTER
                             LINGO RECEIVE        THE CEREMONIES.
                             AWARD FOR LONG       FROM LEFT: CHARTER
                             TIME SERVICE AS      PRESIDENT, OLGA
                             VOLUNTEERS IN THE    CORTEZ; PAST AND
                             PURPLE HEART         STILL CURRENT
                             COFFEE BAR AT THE    OFFICERS LUCILLE
                             VA OUTPATIENT        BENNETT AND MINNIE
                             CLINIC               RICE; AND RIGHT,
                                                  PAST PRESIDENT AND
                                                  THIS YEAR’S
                                                  “AUXILIARY OF THE
                                                  YEAR” RECIPIENT,
                                                  JENNYNE BISLKY




                             PATRIOT W.E.”PETE”
                             SNELSON DELIVERS     THE “BIRTHDAY CAKE”
                             AN INSPIRATIONAL     SHORTLY BEFORE
                             ADDRESS ON THE       BEING CONSUMED
                             LIFE OF GEORGE       FOR DESSERT
                             WASHINGTON
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Scenes from the George Washington’s Birthday Dinner Party Cont’d…..
                      WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL AFJROTC
PROVIDED THE COLOR GUARD AND CONDUCTED A CEREMONY RECOGNIZING THE POW’s AND MISSING IN ACTION




COLOR GUARD MARCHING         NARRATOR OF CEREMONIES       MEMBERS OF THE POW / MIA           PREPARING THE TABLE FOR
IN TO “POST THE COLORS”      MSG MARK JANIK, USAF, Ret.      CEREMONIAL TEAM                  OUR MISSING COMRADES

LEADING IS CADET IAN IVES,   MASTER SERGEANT JANIK        LEADING IS CADET BRIAN SAUNDERS,    RESERVING PLACES FOR THE
WITH AMERICAN FLAG IS        AND THE JROTC CADETS         AND FOLLOWING, IN ORDER ARE         ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE,
CADET ERIN PALI, WITH        OF WESTWOOD HIGH             CADETS EMILY CLAGHORN, FOREST       MARINE CORPS AND COAST
CHAPTER FLAG IS CADET        SCHOOL ARE LED BY            ALLEN, BARRY FEIGENBAUM AND         GUARD WHO CANNOT BE
CLARK FLYNN, NOT SHOWN       LT COL JUSTY SANCHEZ,        ALEX SCHLAMP                        WITH US
IS CADET JORDAN JACKSON      USAF, RETIRED


    ANNOUNCEMENT OF
    THE “PATRIOT OF THE
    YEAR” AWARD IS
    ALWAYS ONE OF THE                                                                     PRESIDENT BETTY CEPEDA
    HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS                                                                    PRESENTED THE “AUXILIARY
    ANNUAL EVENT, AND                                                                     MEMBER OF THE YEAR” AWARD
    THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENT                                                                 TO PAST PRESIDENT AND LONG
    IS PATRIOT HOWARD                                                                     TIME VOLUNTEER, JENNYNE
    McKINNEY, WEBMASTER                                                                   BILSKY. JENNYNE IS ALSO A
    OF OUR CHAPTER’S                                                                      UNIT 1919 CHARTER MEMBER
    WEBSITE. HOWARD
    STARTED OUR WEBSITE HOWARD & JUDY McKINNEY                    L- BETTY CEPEDA
    FIVE YEARS AGO AND                                            R- JENNYNE BILSKY
    DOES A TERIFFIC JOB IN KEEPING IT MAINTAINED AND
    UPDATED




HAROLD (BUFF) AND         KATHRYN BRANT AND       JAMES W. FARMER, JR.
PATSY RADEMACHER          HER GRANDSON              AND WIFE PATSY        L-R, ESTELLE HUDGEONS, DAN   L- BERN BALLARD
                          WILLIAM K. BRANT, III                           KANNEGAARD, AND LAURIE       VISITS WITH
                                                                          AND FRED HUDGEONS            ERNIE BANASAU




CHAPTER 1919 HAS TWO PATRIOTS NAMED BRYANT
         AND BOTH WERE IN ATTENDANCE
JOHN BRYANT WITH       C– JAMES P. BRYANT, WHO WILLIAM MAYS (SEATED), WITH            TONY AND KAY MOORE    THE BILSKY’s
MILDRED BYERS     AND BROUGHT SON-IN-LAW,      FROM L-, JEWELL WALKER,                                      IRVIN AND
                       THEODORE SHRADER, R),   JOSEPHINE MAYS, & CMDR,                                     JENNYNE
                       AND GUEST DAVID WU, L)
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                           SAMUEL E. (SAM) BAKER
                                            Air Force, WWII, Europe
                                             Patriot, Chapter 1919
Samuel Baker entered military service before WWII and served 35 years continuous
active duty before his retirement in 1974. The early part of his story is in his own words.

“It all started in September 1921 when I was born in the Sacramento County Hospital in
Sacramento, California. I went to North Sacramento Grammar School in North
Sacramento and graduated in 1934 as class Salutatorian. I entered Grant Union High
School in Del Paso Heights. In my senior year, I was elected class president, but due to        FLIGHT OFFICER
                                                                                               SAM BAKER IN 1943
my poor attendance record was asked to resign. This was a rude awakening and one I
sorely needed at the time. It gave me the incentive to get back to work and accumulate enough credits to
graduate (Sam graduated in December 1937 as a 16 year-old). The depression was still gripping the country
at that time and jobs were hard to find, so for the next couple of years I worked during the summers as a
lifeguard, or in the logging camps of Northern California. Another part time job that I had during the
summers was as a flunky in the box factory in Sacramento where my father worked. Several years out of
school and still with no worthwhile employment in sight, two of my best friends, Raymond Robertson and
Orlin Flores, mentioned joining the service. This was about the time Hitler had marched into Poland.

 I met a fast talking Recruiting Officer who had been in the Army for 24 years, and he was making $54 per
month. His offer to me of 70 cents a day, which equated to $21 per month, or $252 per year, was in addition
to room and board, and a promise of travel away from Sacramento. (Sam enlisted and was inducted
September 30, 1939). I was ordered to Chanute Army Air Field at Rantoul, Illinois, and trained as an
airplane mechanic. After graduation, I was assigned to aircraft instrument repair and promoted to
Corporal. I did well and within just a couple of years had made Staff Sergeant. Then I was transferred to
Keesler Army Air Field in Biloxi, Mississippi, and became an instructor in aircraft instruments. After Pearl
Harbor happened, I was eager to get into the fray and volunteered for glider training. Very quickly, I was
sent to Goodland, Kansas, to begin training by learning to do dead-stick landings in Piper Cubs.”

Sam completed Basic Glider Training and then was schooled in Cargo Gliders. Gliders were new to the U.S.
Air Forces and a great deal of experimentation and innovation was going on at all levels. Sam was ready and
willing to try anything and he crashed more than his share of times while gaining experience. Upon
                graduation from the CG-4A “Waco” Glider course, he received his glider pilot wings, his
                 appointment as a Flight Officer, and was ordered overseas to England.
                                Glider pilot, FO Baker was assigned to the 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier
                                Group, IX Troop Carrier Command, Ninth Air Force at Upottery, England. The troop carriers
                                supported the training of the Airborne forces and prepared for their part in the invasion of
                                Europe. Sam did some cross-training in piloting the “Horsa” glider, a British glider larger
                                than the American “Waco,” and capable of carrying heavier loads and larger equipment.
 9th AIR FORCE
     PATCH                      On June 6, 1944, the 439th Troop Carrier Group dropped elements of the 101st Airborne
                                Division by parachute into Normandy during the night before the D-Day invasion landing.
                                Then, the troop carriers returned, inserting reinforcements for the paratroopers by glider, and
                                Sam Baker was part of that. Sam was piloting a Horsa glider loaded with 30 troops plus some
                                heavy equipment. His C-47 tow plane had gone off course and it released the tow over
                                Normandy without having reached the designated Landing Zone. Sam’s glider was shot
                                down by German ground fire and broken up in the crash, killing 15 of the 30 troops. Pilot and
TROOP CARRIERS                  co-pilot were thrown forward through the front of the glider, and into dense vegetation.
    PATCH
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Initially, troops recovering the bodies and clearing the wreckage did not find Flight Officer Baker,
unconscious and apart from the others, concealed from view in the brush. Later, realizing the pilot was
unaccounted for, they made a more thorough search and found him (the co-pilot was also grievously
wounded and died years later in a VA Hospital in Syracuse, NY, never having recovered). Sam was taken to
the beach and evacuated by ship back to a hospital in England. He was in-and-out of consciousness then and
for an extended time afterward. He was in a British Hospital because, having been recovered from a Horsa
glider wreckage, initially he was believed to have been a British aviator. Eventually, after about two months
Sam had recovered sufficiently to know he wanted to leave. He located where his flight suit had been
stowed, retrieved it, got dressed, slipped out of the hospital, and found his way back to his base at Upottery.
In September 1944, the 439th Group moved across the channel to France, first at Juvincourt, and then moved
again on November 4th to Chateaudun where they remained until the war was over. During the Battle of the
Bulge, gliders from Sam’s 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron were used to take in supplies to the 101st Airborne
Division at Bastogne and some of them were lost. But, after being shot down over Normandy on D-Day,
Sam was never again wounded. However, that is not to say his flying was without mishap. Sam says that if
the Germans had only known him at the time, the Luftwaffe would have made him an Ace, because he had
destroyed more than enough of their enemy’s aircraft to qualify.
Postwar, Warrant Officer Baker was sent to an assignment at Atkinson Field in British Guyana in 1945 as a
Maintenance Officer. Subsequent to that he had an assignment on Trinidad. In 1950 he went to B-29 school,
received a commission and became a Flight Engineer. He later transitioned to B-36’s, also as Flight
Engineer. By 1958, he was a B-52 Navigator stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas.
Still at Bergstrom in 1965, he had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and was in command of an Air-to-
Ground Missile Squadron, when he met and married Darline Pelham, an Air Force Nurse assigned at the base
hospital. In 1967, Sam was sent to Vietnam as a squadron commander at the air base at Tuy Hoa. About the
time he was due to return home, Darline also received orders to Vietnam, so Sam extended for another year.
He took a Logistics Officer job at Tan Son Nhut Air Base and they were together in Saigon for a year. In
1969, Sam returned to the U.S. to become the Air-to-Ground Missile Squadron Commander at Grand Forks
Air Force Base, North Dakota. Lieutenant Colonel Baker retired from there in 1974 and then was free to be
the “house husband” and follow Darline for the remainder of her career. After her assignments to Goose
Bay, Labrador, and Rome, New York, in 1982 Darline retired from Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi,
Mississippi, also in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. They continued to live in retirement in their home in
Ocean Springs, outside Biloxi. Hurricane Katrina damaged their property, but otherwise massively wiped
out much of that whole area in 2006, whereupon they moved to Central Texas to be near a son and a
daughter of Sam that were living in the area. He has recently transferred his membership in the Military
Order of the Purple Heart from Chapter 682 in Gautier, Mississippi to here, and this month Texas Capital
Chapter 1919 proudly salutes Patriot Samuel E. Baker.




                                                                              SAM (FACING) IN FRONT OF HIS TENT
                                                                              AT CHATEAUDUN, FRANCE. HE HAD
                                                                              PILFERED AN EXTRA TENT AND USED
                                        GLIDER PILOT RUSSELL IN HIS WACO      IT AS A LINER FOR INSULATION, HE
MEN OF THE 93RD TROOP CARRIER SQDN                                            GOT CAUGHT BECAUSE HIS WAS THE
                                        BEFORE BEING LOST ON THE MISSION
                                        TO BASTOGNE, DECEMBER 27, 1944        ONLY TENT THAT HAD SNOW ON IT.
                                                                                        PHOTO EARLY IN 1945
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                               DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS NEWS
                                ...For Every MOPH Chapter & LAMOPH Unit…
FOR MOPH CHAPTERS:                                         MOPH                     FOR AUXILIARY UNITS
                                             PHONE NUMBERS                          It is my hope that all Units in the
I’m proud to inform you, that Texas had      COMMANDER                              Department of Texas had an
the honor of having the National             FEDERICO REY (512) 339-8034            outstanding George Washington’s
Commander, Jeff Roy, spend                   SENIOR VICE COMMANDER                  Birthday Celebration !!
Washington’s Founder Day at Chapter          JOHN FOOTMAN (254) 699-0079

1876. Patriots, we should all be proud       JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER                  As we fast forward into March, just a
the Commander took the time to spend         JOSE MORALES (254) 224-6982            reminder for the Units to begin to focus
with us in the great state of Texas. A big   ADJUTANT
                                                                                    on nominations for officers for the
thanks to Commander Jeff Roy.                JOHN FOOTMAN (254) 699-0079            2009-2010 term. Encourage your
                                             FINANCE OFFICER
                                                                                    members to step up to serve in a
I want to ask the Chapter Commanders         WAYMON FAULKNER (817) 834-4181         position. Sometimes we have to get
to put some money aside to send the                                                 out of our “comfort zone;” however, it
                                             SERVICE OFFICER
Commander and the Service Officer to         ROCKY HERNANDEZ (254) 628-1326         is the RIGHT thing to do. Assure them
the State Convention this June 12, 2009.                                            that they will have the full support and
                                             SGT-AT-ARMS
If you feel the chapter cannot afford to     SAMUEL LUNA (281) 395-9152
                                                                                    help from your Unit at every turn.
send your Service Officer to training,                                              Sometimes it is helpful to pull a
                                             JUDGE ADVOCATE
please inform me (by e-mail) so I can        C.W.(BUD) NETTLES (936) 462-8519
                                                                                    description of the duties of each office
work to help you. The Service Officer                                               from the Constitution, By-Laws, Rules
is one of the most important Officers in     INSPECTOR                              and Regulations Book and make copies
                                             ROBERT HERNANDEZ (254) 694-4215
your Chapter. We cannot help Veterans                                               so members can see what each position
if we cannot get them help with their        WELFARE OFFICER                        involves in advance of nominations.
                                             PETER ROSIE (210) 826-8714
benefits in the VA. System. The Purple
Heart’s number one job is to help            NATIONAL EXCECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAN       By now the Units have received the
Veterans!
                                             DELEON WESTON (915) 821-3880           letter from Junior Vice President,
                                             ALTERNATE NAT’L EXEC COMMITTEEMAN      Gloria Luna, laying out plans for
We have only three months until the end      HARRY SMART (210) 648-4529             Ways and Means for the Department
of my term. The most important things I      AMERICANISM OFFICER                    of Texas Convention. I really like her
push are: 1) Two signatures on chapter       RAUL CAMPBELL (210) 681-1285           choices. The success of these fund
checks. 2) Communications between            CHAPLAIN
                                                                                    raisers will hinge on the depth of
chapter and department [new phone            DON WILSON (817) 595-2626              commitment of the Units, and I have
numbers, e-mail addresses, home                                                     complete faith and confidence that our
                                             HISTORIAN
address etc.]. 3) Service Officer                                                   Units will not disappoint.
                                             ANDREW REDDELL (832) 877-7073
training, and most important. 4) Send
your Election Report in to Department                    LAMOPH                     From what I have observed to date, we
Adjutant John Footman, and in to             PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY                have the greatest group of ladies I have
National by May 31st. I will be a very       TRISH ROSIE (210) 826-8714             had the privilege of serving with. So
happy camper if these are done by all        SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT                  far, I have received only one Unit
chapters.                                    MAMIE CAMPBELL (210) 681-1285          President’s choice for Auxiliary
                                             JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT                  Member of the Year. Please do not
I still have a few chapters I have not had   GLORIA LUNA (281) 704-6800             miss a chance to shine the light on a
a chance to visit, remember I will call      TREASURER
                                                                                    deserving Auxiliary member. May is
your commander to inform him I’m             BETTY CEPEDA (512) 278-0292            the deadline for submitting.
coming. I visit chapters to see what I       SGT-AT-ARMS                            Until next time……
can do to help each chapter work more        MARIAH DINGMAN (254) 258-7363
efficiently, to the best of my ability.      TRUSTEES                                           Serving with gladness,
                                             1-YR, HELGA HERNANDEZ (254) 628-1326

            —Federico Rey, Commander,        2-YR, KATHY FOOTMAN (254) 681-5303                 Trish Rosie, President,
                                             3-YR, VACANT
             Department of Texas                                                                Department of Texas
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...Department of Texas News Cont’d…                                     AMERICAN FALLEN SOLDIERS
                                                                                PROJECT
 National Commander Jeff Roy                                                                       AND
celebrates George Washington’s                                            AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU TEXAS
  Birthday in Harker Heights                                                     MADE A PRESENTATION IN THE
  with Central Texas Chapter                                             CAPITOL OF TEXAS ROTUNDA
             1876                                                               AT NOON ON FEBRUARY 24th, AND
                                                                         CHAPTER 1919 WAS THERE




                                                                        Spc Brandon
                                                                        Meyer, from
                                                                        Canyon, Texas,
                                                                        was killed in
FROM LEFT: THE HOST, CHAPTER COMMANDER JUSTIN
                                                                        action, January 28,
KAUTZ; DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS COMMANDER, FRED REY;                         2008, in Mosul,
NATIONAL COMMANDER, JEFF ROY; AND DEPARTMENT OF                         Iraq. In reverent
TEXAS ADJUTANT, JOHN FOOTMAN                                            ceremony, the
                                                                        American Fallen
CENTEX Chapter 1876’s biggest event of the year,                        Soldiers Project
                                                                        presented Brandon’s parents, Terry and Genia Meyer, a
their 2009 MOPH Ball, was held in the Harker                            painting of their son that was done by artist Phil Taylor.
Heights Community Center on Saturday, February                          The project has the goal of providing families of all the
21st, with 250 members, community leaders and                           K.I.A.’s with similar portraits. A presentation by this
other distinguished guests, retirees and active                         Project will be made at our chapter meeting on May
Army members. The guest speaker was Jeff Roy.                           23rd for SFC Nathan Chapman, killed in Afghanistan in
                                                                        January 2002. Chapman’s parents live in Georgetown.



                                                  Prequel to Tributes
                Syke’s Reg’lars                      USMACV Advisors to the
                20th U.S. Infantry                                                           101st AIRBORNE DIVISION
                                                     ARVN Infantry, Airborne
         Non-Stop Bull Run to Iraq                                                                “STRIKE FORCE”
                                                      and Ranger Battalions,
   (Five battalions on The Line in Vietnam)                                                           VIETNAM
                Tant Que Je Puis                  the lonliest, scariest, and deadliest
                                                            job in that war.                            1966
          The Honorary Regimental Colonel 10/08                         GRUNT 10/08           JIMMY & GUADALUPE MARTINEZ 8/08

                    In Memory Of Patriot            In Memory of Crew Members of the               In Memory Of Patriot,
                                                        12th ARMY AIR FORCE                    and 2004 National Commander
              CARL H. KLEIN                         57th Bomb Wing, 321st Bomb Group         ROBERT LICHTENBERGER
     ARMY, WWII, WOUNDED IN FRANCE                     448th Bomb Squadron (B-25’s)           ARMY, VIETNAM, WOUNDED, CU CHI
      2nd BN, 38th INF, 2nd INFANTRY DIV           That Made the Supreme Sacrifice in WWII   20th Artillery, 1st Air Cavalry Div
                          DONALD MORRISON 6/08                      TOM MATTHEWS 9/08           by both RAY DIAZ and RUFUS DYE 5/08
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           BIRTHDAYS FOR THE
                                                                 28 BERNARD C. McPHEE
                                                                 28 GRADY D. FLOWERS
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            LADIES AUXILIARY                                     28 RONALD W. (RON) SELLERS
                                                                 28 WALLACE E. (PETE) SNELSON
                                                                                                                     a
 We only have one Auxiliary that is celebrating this
 month, the least in the entire year, and if I hadn’t signed
                                                                 28 STEPHEN K. (STEVE) SMITH
                                                                 29 THOMAS P. McNAMARA                               y
                                                                 29 ROBERT F. DILLON
 up one of my own we wouldn’t have had even the one.
                                                                 31 JOHN H. (J.H.) HOMRIGHAUSEN
 Happy Birthday !
                                                                 31 CONRADO NIRA
                                                                                                   APRIL
                                                                  1 DAVID A. (DAVE) TOSH
                  MARCH                                           2 WILLIAM L. ROCKWELL JR.
                 26 ERICA CEPEDA                                  2 THOMAS M. MADISON
                                                                  4 JACK BALDWIN JR.
                                                                  6 MICHAEL G. STANLEY
            —BETTY CEPEDA, Unit President                         7 CHARLES C. KELLEY
                                                                  7 TED WALLACE
                                                                  8 HUGH T. SINGLETON
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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                                                                      EDWARD & ONEITA SCHMALREID 1/09
                                       RANDY & VIOLA GREENE 8/08                 CLARENCE SEIDL 2/09
MARTIN ALLDAY MEMORIAL 3/08            JACK HADSELL 3/08                         JAMES D. SEYMOUR, JR. 5/08
LESLIE ALLEN 1/09                      LEE HAGAN 6/08                            CARLOS SOZA 8/08
JOHN ALVARADO 6/08                     FLETCHER HARRIS 9/08                      HARRY SWAN MEMORIAL 12/08
ERNIE & VIRGINIA BANASAU 8/08          JOE & GAIL HARTNESS 9/08                  GABRIEL TAMAYO 12/08
WILL & MARY ANN BEATTY 6/08            BOB HARWOOD 5/08                          MIKE TARPLELY 5/08
JENNYNE BILSKY 5/08                    HERMAN HAYDON 5/08                        CHARLES TARVER 3/08
STEPHEN BODNAR 5/08                    BOB HEFFORD 12/08                         W.R. TIMMERMANN 2/09
CHARLES BONNEY 10/08                   O.H. HUBBARD, JR 5/08                     VA OUTPATIENT CLINIC DONATIONS, Daily
JACK BOWEN MEMORIAL 3/08               FRED & LAURIE HUDGEONS 5/08               SERVANDO & MARY VARELA 8/08
JOHN BRAND, D.min., J.D. 5/08          CHARLES KELLEY 6/08                       JACK WARDEN 5/08
WILLIAM A. BRANT MEMORIAL 6/08         THE KERR FAMILY 7/08                      PDC HARVEY WEBB 08/08
JAMES L. BROWN 1/09                    CARL KLEIN MEMORIAL 9/08                  HAROLD WEEDEN 11/08
JAMES P. BRYANT 8/08                   LEW LEDBETTER 8/08                        ROBERT & JUNE WHITMAN 2/09
JOHN & ELAINE BURKHARDT 6/08           JACK LEDFORD 3/08                         JOE & MARY ANN ZORNICK 3/08
MICHELLE BURKHARDT 1/08                JOE LEVINSON 12/08
MILT CARR 3/09
                                                                                ORGANIZATIONS
                                       HAROLD & MAUREEN LEWIS 12/08
SEAN CARR 12/08                                                                  ACES 3/09
                                       ROBERT LICHTENBERGER MEMORIAL 6/08
JOE CASTRO 9/08                                                                  MOC 33 AUXILIARY Monthly
                                       JIMMY & GUADALUPE MARTINEZ 8/08
BETTY CEPEDA 6/08                                                                MOPH SERVICE FOUNDATION
                                       JOHNNIE & JOHNNIE MATL 3/08
JIM & ELAINE CHAMBERS 10/08                                                      ODD FELLOWS LODGE 23 12/08
                                       MEMORIAL, "PAPPY," MASCOT 12/08
JACK CHAVEZ 5/08                                                                 TEXAS MILITARY FORCES MUSEUM, Monthly
                                       "GENERAL PATTON," MASCOT #2 12/08
                                                                                 VFW POST 856 Quarterly


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   — Fletcher Harris — Robert Harwood — Herman Haydon — Carl Klein Memorial — Lew Ledbetter —
          — Harold & Maureen Lewis — Jimmy & Guadalupe Martinez — Ponciano Morales,III —
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BOB COOK 5/08                          RAY MCKEE 9/08                           BUSINESSES
JOE CRUZ 3/08                          GEORGE MIGL 1/09                          AUSTIN DUCK ADVENTURES 11/08
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                                                                    —MILT CARR, (512) 343-7940

             In Memory and Gratitude
           CPL BENNY MATIAS, JR.                 In Memory of My Fallen Comrades                          In Tribute To All The Men Who Served In
      9th Infantry Division 12-11-68-RVN        5th REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM                                             COMPANY “G”
               CPL JOE GARCIA                                                                          187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
                                                         ARMY, KOREA
    173rd Airborne Brigade 6-4-69-RVN                                                                                  “RAKKASANS”
 Who gave their all to their country and will                 1950-1953                                                     DURING THE

            never be forgotten                             LEST WE FORGET                                               KOREAN WAR
                     RAYMOND DIAZ 12/08                            JAMES P. BRYANT 8/08                                      HAROLD WEEDEN 11/08


      In TRIBUTE to the Men of                        In Memory and Honor of the Heroes of
                                                                                                       IN TRIBUTE TO THOSE
                                                ADVISOR TEAM 1, I CORPS, VIETNAM-1971
           Company “M”                                            And Of The
      223rd Infantry Regiment                    Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom                  WHO SERVED IN KOREA
                                                 Thank You For Sacrificing Your All To Ensure
       40th Infantry Division                                                                              IN 1950—1952
                                                     Peace and Freedom for all Mankind
               KOREAN WAR
                    JOHN & ANN LINGO 5/08                     JOE & GAIL HARTNESS 9/08                    HAROLD [TEX-HOSS-HAL] LEWIS 12/08

                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 12/09                              JAMES LOGAN BROWN 1/10

                                                             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 12/08                                  BETTY MARBURGER 3/09

          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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More Tributes
                                                               INSPIRATIONAL
           In Memory Of Patriot
                                                  Chapter 1919 has had the good fortune to have gone an entire
    SAMUEL BIER                                   month without having received the report of even a single
ARMY AIR FORCE, WWII, EUROPE, POW                 death, and for any organization of nearly 600 members, the
465th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force                   majority of whom were wounded in wars that ended more
                                 RUFUS DYE 5/08   than 40, 50, and 60 years ago, that is indeed good fortune.
                                                  So, our traditional closing space for TAPS can instead be
           In Memory Of Patriot                   devoted to inspirational words. Two favorites are chosen for
                                                  this month, beginning with a speech by the President, given
  WILLIAM A. BRANT                                some 144 years ago this month, words that will live forever.
     ARMY, WWII, EUROPE
1st Infantry Division, Wounded, Normandy
                                 RUFUS DYE 5/08   “….With malice toward none, with charity for all,
           In Memory Of Patriot                   with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the
WILLIAM J. DALLAS                                 right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to
ARMY AIR FORCE, WWII, EUROPE, POW                 bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who
 303rd BOMB GROUP, 8TH AIR FORCE                  shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his
WOUNDED IN THE AIR OVER GERMANY
                   RUFUS DYE 5/08                 orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a
                                                  just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all
 IN REVERENT MEMORY OF THE                        nations.”
    1,534 “SKY SOLDIERS”
        WHO DIED IN VIETNAM                       --closing words of President, Abraham Lincoln’s second
                    1965 — 1971                   inaugural address, March, 1865
   173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE
                                 MILT CARR 3/09

                                                  I NOW KNOW WHY MEN WHO HAVE BEEN TO WAR YEARN
                                                  TO REUNITE. NOT TO TELL STORIES OR LOOK AT OLD
  Deceased Chapter 1919                           PICTURES. NOT TO LAUGH OR WEEP. COMRADES GATHER
                                                  BECAUSE THEY LONG TO BE WITH THE MEN WHO ONCE
   Patriots and Ladies                            ACTED THEIR BEST, MEN WHO SUFFERED AND
       FY — 2009                                  SACRIFICED, WHO WERE STRIPPED RAW, RIGHT DOWN TO
                                                  THEIR HUMANITY.
        MARTIN L. ALLDAY
         JACK S. BOWEN                            I DID NOT PICK THESE MEN. THEY WERE DELIVERED BY
         LONNIE BROWN                             FATE. BUT, I KNOW THEM IN A WAY I KNOW NO OTHER
       ALLEN W. BUTTRICK
                                                  MEN. I HAVE NEVER GIVEN ANYONE SUCH TRUST. THEY
         MARCUS COHEN
                                                  WERE WILLING TO GUARD SOMETHING MORE PRECIOUS
      HARRY G. DAVES, JR.
                                                  THAN MY LIFE. THEY WOULD HAVE CARRIED MY
         JOE E. DELGADO
                                                  REPUTATION, THE MEMORY OF ME. IT WAS PART OF THE
           J.C. FLOWERS
                                                  BARGAIN WE ALL MADE, THE REASON WE WERE SO
    WILLIAM F. (BILL) KING, SR.
                                                  WILLING TO DIE FOR ONE ANOTHER.
    AUGUST J. (GUS) KADERKA
     RUFUS L. (LES) LEGGETT
                                                  AS LONG AS I HAVE MEMORY, I WILL THINK OF THEM ALL,
        JOHN MORRISSET
                                                  EVERY DAY. I AM SURE THAT WHEN I LEAVE THIS WORLD,
        LEONARD E. RICE
                                                  MY LAST THOUGHT WILL BE OF MY FAMILY AND MY
        RICK G. SELLERS
                                                  COMRADES…SUCH GOOD MEN.
         BOBBY G. SMITH
          JOE M. TAFOYA
        AUSTIN Z. YOUNG
                                                         --FROM THE BOOK “THESE GOOD MEN”
                                                          BY MICHAEL NORMAN
                                                                                                                       NONPROFITORGANIZATION
The MILITARY ORDER of the PURPLE HEART of the U.S.A.
                    TEXAS CAPITAL CHAPTER 1919                                                                            U.S.POSTAGE PAID
                    5701 PAINTED VALLEY DR                                                                                    AUSTIN,TX
                    AUSTIN, TEXAS 78759-5527                                                                                PERMITNO.504




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                TING
     CHAPTER MEE !
              21st
       MARCH




    JULY ’09                   AUGUST                   SEPTEMBER                 OCTOBER                NOVEMBER                 DECEMBER
                             3rd BREAKFAST                                      5th BREAKFAST           2nd BREAKFAST            7th BREAKFAST
                          5th STAFF NOON                7th BREAKFAST           21st STAFF NOON         4th STAFF NOON
                                                                                                                                 SAT, 5th, 11:30—1PM
         NO               SAT, 8TH, 11AM
                                                        16th STAFF NOON
                                                                                                                                 SANTA’S BENEFIT LUNCH
   MEETINGS               PURPLE HEART DAY
                                                                                 SAT, 24th, 10AM        WED, 11th, 9AM
                                                          SAT, 19th, 10AM
                                                                                MONTHLY MEETING         VETERAN’S DAY             SUN, 6th, 1—3 PM
                            CELEBRATION
                                                                                   CAMP MABRY              PARADE                 CHAPTER / UNIT
                           “The 226th Anniversary       MONTHLY MEETING
                                                                                  MUSEUM, Bldg # 6                                HOLIDAY PARTY
    SUMMER                   Of the Purple Heart”         CAMP MABRY                                     up Congress Ave, then
                          FOOD AND DRINKS FREE            MUSEUM, Bldg # 6                                 CEREMONY               SUN 13th, 1—3PM
     BREAK !              FOR PATRIOTS, FAMILY &
                                                                                   Lunch Afterward at
                                                                                                          FOLLOWS AT 11AM         CHILDREN’S PARTY
                                 GUESTS                    Lunch Afterward at     Luby’s Cafeteria
                                                                                                         SOUTH STEPS OF THE       BOTH PARTIES HELD IN
                          CAMP MABRY MUSEUM                Luby’s Cafeteria         MOPAC at Steck                               ODD FELLOWS LODGE #23
                                                                                                           CAPITOL BLDG


 JANUARY ’09                FEBRUARY                        MARCH                    APRIL                     MAY                     JUNE
                          2ND, BREAKFAST                2ND BREAKFAST                                   4TH BREAKFAST
5TH, BREAKFAST                                                                  6TH BREAKFAST
                          18TH —STAFF NOON 18TH —STAFF NOON                                             20TH- STAFF NOON
                                                                                22ND—STAFF NOON          SAT, 23RD, 10AM                 NO
21ST —STAFF NOON            FRI, 20TH, 6PM               SAT, 21ST, 10AM                                MONTHLY MEETING, AND
 SAT., 24TH, 9AM               GEORGE                   MONTHLY MEETING          SAT, 25TH, 10AM        OFFICERS INSTALLATION
                                                                                                                                    MEETINGS
MONTHLY MEETING             WASHINGTON’S                  CAMP MABRY            MONTHLY MEETING         PATRIOT WEEDEN’s
                              BIRTHDAY                      MUSEUM              ANNUAL ELECTION
“G.I. BREAKFAST”                                                                                           IN DRIFTWOOD
                                                                                                                                     SUMMER
                            DINNER PARTY                                        CAMP MABRY MUSEUM
CAMP MABRY CAFETERIA                                                                                     TBA—MEMORIAL
 Guest Speaker will be:    At “The Austin Club”           Lunch Afterward at
                                                                                 Lunch Afterward at      DAY ACTIVITIES              BREAK !
SHERI SOLTES, TEXAS         Great Entertainment,        LUBY’S CAFETERIA                                   PFLUGERVILLE
HEARING & SERVICE DOGS
                                                            MOPAC at Steck
                                                                                  Luby’s Cafeteria         COOK-WALDEN
                             Great Food, and, a
                                                                                    MOPAC at Steck         CAPITAL PARK
                          Great Time at a Great Party                                                       14619 N IH-35



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