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Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
U.S. Army North Caisson Platoon works hard to train, care for their horses
July 22, 2021
— The mission of the U.S. Army North Caisson Platoon at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is to honor fallen members of the military with funeral honors at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and the surrounding area, which includes approximately 58 counties of Texas...
Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment reaches major milestone
March 19, 2021
— During a span of nearly 30 years, the Fort Sam Houston Memorial Services Detachment has provided full military honors at funeral services for thousands of deceased veterans and their families. The detachment reached a significant milestone March 15 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery when it set the mark of providing honors at 40,000 funerals. ...
Veterans Day ceremony honors the price of freedom
November 11, 2019
— Hundreds of veterans, military members, family and patriots turned out for a celebration of America’s veterans at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11...
Remains of World War II service members laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
November 8, 2019
— More than 70 years after they died fighting for their country, the remains of two World War II service members were laid to rest during separate services at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in early November...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Caisson Team dedicates horse in Sergeant Major of the Army's name
June 25, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is home to one of only two caisson teams in the Army, which perform a valuable role conducting military funerals at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery every year. The team recently added a new member, a horse which was formally named in a ceremony June 17...
Veterans, families turn out for San Antonio stop of ‘The Wall That Heals’
March 1, 2019
— On a cool, rainy morning at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Feb. 28, dozens of Vietnam War-era veterans, their families and many others turned out to pay tribute to those who never came home. The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Alamo Chapter hosted “The Wall That Heals,” a traveling representation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at the cemetery Feb. 28 through March 3. ...
Newest member of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson makes his debut
February 21, 2019
— On a cool and wet February morning at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, the newest member of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson team prepared to make his first appearance with the Military Funeral Honors Platoon...
‘The Wall That Heals’ makes San Antonio stop Feb. 28-March 3
February 13, 2019
— The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Alamo Chapter hosts “The Wall That Heals,” a traveling representation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Feb. 28 through March 3. The cemetery is located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, near the Wurzbach Entry Control Point at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Hundreds gather to salute fallen military members at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
May 29, 2018
— Despite the sweltering heat of a late May Texas day, hundreds of people packed the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery May 28 for a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony to honor those who sacrificed their lives in service of their country...
Green Beret missing for 47 years laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
May 14, 2018
— The family of Army Maj. Donald G. Carr got some long-awaited closure as the remains of the Green Beret were laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery May 11...
Veterans gather to commemorate 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
March 28, 2018
— Their hair is grayer and their gait is not as spry as it used to be, but there was no slowing down the pride Vietnam War veterans showed during the 50th Anniversary of the Commemoration of the Vietnam War at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery March 27...
Army’s first Hispanic four-star general laid to rest
November 15, 2017
— Military funeral honors services for retired Army General Richard E. Cavazos took place Nov. 14 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Cavazos died on Oct. 29 after a long illness. He was 88. Cavazos, who served more than 33 years, became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general...
Cyberspace squadron celebrates 100 years
September 13, 2017
— The 91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland spent the week of Aug. 21-26 celebrating its 100th anniversary with a week of festivities designed to both honor its heritage and its cyber Airmen who accomplish the mission daily...
Remains of Korean War POW finally make it home 66 years later
July 13, 2017
— Sixty-six years after he was reported missing in action and died while serving in the Korean War, Army Cpl. Frank Sandoval was laid to rest in his hometown of San Antonio July 11 with military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery...
Rain doesn’t dampen spirit of Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
June 7, 2017
— Hundreds of San Antonians gathered at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery May 29 to pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting for America's freedom. The annual observance featured the presentation of the colors of each branch of the military in addition to speeches by dignitaries, which included Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
Nursery Road closes for VA overpass construction
May 26, 2017
— At Joint Base-San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Nursery Road, north from Williams Way, is closed June 2 through Aug. 28 for construction of an overpass over San Antonio Boulevard...
Missing Korean War POW finally laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
January 17, 2017
— Cpl. Luis Patlan Torres finally made it home from the Korean War Jan. 13, after being missing in action as a prisoner of war in South Korea more than 66 years ago. He was buried at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors...
Volunteer honor guard fills need at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
April 27, 2016
— Some 30 years ago, a combination of factors forced theDepartment of Defense to reserve full military honors at burials only for thosewho died on active duty, Medal of Honor recipients and...
Retired general who served under Fifth Army in World War II laid to rest
February 5, 2016
— Retired Army Brig. Gen. Michael E. Leeper, who served underFifth Army in World War II, was laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston NationalCemetery Jan. 19. Leeper, who retired from the Army in 1971 after 30...
9/11 ceremony remembers fallen Medical Service Corps officers
September 17, 2015
— The names of Lt. Col. Karen Wagner, Lt. Col. David Cabrera, Maj. Charles Soltes, Capt. John Teal, 1st Lt. Ashley White-Stumpf and 2nd Lt. Emily Perez were read aloud by Brig. Gen. Scott Dingle as he asked for a moment of silence at the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony honoring the six Medical Service Corps officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice as a result of the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 and in support of combat operations...