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Local Army civilians help World War II veteran celebrate 94th birthday
June 4, 2020
Dan Martin and Bob Shaw donned Army uniforms and displayed vintage jeeps to help Raul Garza celebrate his 94th birthday. Martin works at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Inspector General’s office at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Shaw, who retired from the Army in the 1980s as a field artillery forward observer and a friend of Martin.

World War II nurse turns 100, recalls war experiences
December 13, 2019
Freda Haworth Coate (front row, right) holds the Army Nurse Corps Association coin given to her by Lt. Col. Karen Santiago (back row, left) and Lt. Col. Teresa Shiels, both with the 228 Combat Support Hospital in San Antonio. The coin was given to Coate during her 100th birthday celebration Nov. 20 in Leander, Texas. Coate served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the South Pacific from 1943-45.

Navy Recruiting District San Antonio honors World War II Merchant Marine
August 15, 2019
Navy Lt. j.g. Kathleen Spyrnal, an officer programs operations officer assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, presented a certificate of appreciation to World War II Merchant Marine Ray Denison during an Alamo Honor Flight Breakfast Aug. 14. Attended by other WWII veterans, the breakfast also served as a venue to celebrate Denison’s 100th birthday.

AFDW provides ceremonial honors to longest-serving Congressional member
February 13, 2019
The U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) body bearer team fall into formation as an Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Md. with the remains of World War II Army veteran and former Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) Feb. 12, 2019.