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Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alan S. Richmond
Alan S. Richmond Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years
Joined at age 20 and I was still in uniform until age 60. I was with the Navy attatched to the 5th. Marines Viet Nam ears. Then was in the USCGR to after 9-11.I Strangly, I never really liked the military. Some of it was great, most boring and a little of it was completly crazy. I would do it all again except maybe for the attached to the USMC part. Some of the USMC time was not that bad actually. Those parts I would repeat.
Bruce Cotie
Bruce Cotie Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
David Cabrerea
David Cabrerea Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years
Lieutenant Colonel David E. Cabrera, MSC, U.S. Army On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) David E. Cabrera, a licensed clinical social worker and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was killed in action in Afghanistan. Dr. Cabrera was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, and later moved to Houston, Texas, where he graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1988. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1992 from Texas A&M University in College Station, and was a lifelong Aggie fan. He earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas, Arlington, and in 2006, he completed his Ph.D. in Social Work at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. He joined the U.S. Army in January 1996 as a Medical Service Corps officer. After his initial training, he was immediately deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard (Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia). He spent more than 15 years on active duty, with assignments in Wurzburg and Heidelberg, Germany; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; and twice at Fort Lewis, Washington, where his latter assignment was as the Brigade Behavioral Health Officer for the 3/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, managing the behavioral health and combat operational stress programs for more than 4,500 soldiers in six battalions and five separate companies. In June 2006, he was deployed with the 3/2 Stryker Brigade to northern Iraq for 5 months. In February, 2010, he joined the faculty of USU in Bethesda, Maryland - the nation's only federal health sciences university - as the Director of Social Work. He held an appointment as Assistant Professor in the USU Department of Family Medicine, where he saw patients, taught third- and fourth-year military medical students, conducted research in the fields of resilience, PTSD and post-traumatic growth, and avidly participated in a number of university field training exercises and activities. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on September 1, 2011, in a small ceremony at USU, surrounded by his family, friends, and close colleagues. He left the U.S. for deployment to Afghanistan on September 30. Just less than one month in-theater, he was killed in action on October 29 in Kabul as a result of a suicide bomb attack on the NATO convoy with which he was riding. Dr. Cabrera's humor, easy-going nature and infectious smile made him popular with family, friends, colleagues, medical students, and patients alike. His dedication to the troops he served throughout his career was evident in his caring and compassionate approach to his work. Dr. Cabrera's research interests also conveyed his commitment to improving the lives of service members, veterans and their families. He was an unstoppable adventurer who traveled the world with his family and friends, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Rainier and other mountain peaks. However, it was the ocean to which he was most drawn, and his love of the sea was evident to all who knew him. He was a truly loving and devoted husband and father, and is survived by his wife, August Cabrera, and sons Maxwell and Roanin Cabrera, of Maryland, son Corbin and daughter Gillian Cabrera, of Texas. He is also survived by his father Robert and step-mother Anita Cabrera, of Texas; sister Darcy Prosser of Florida; brother David Bean of Texas; brother Daniel Cabrera of Texas; brother Paul Hopkins of Washington; sister Renae Martinez of Texas; sister Diane Trifle of Texas; sister Angelina Day of Texas; brother Robert Rivera of Texas; brother Samuel Glosson of Texas; brother Robert Cabrera of Texas; sister Julie Heinze of Texas; brother Kevin Glosson of Texas; brother Michael Cabrera of Texas; mother-in-law Jan Spalding of Arizona; father-in-law and wife, Michael Wegener and Louise Farrar-Wegener of Oregon; and sister-in-law Asia Takeuchi of California. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 11:11 a.m., Friday, Veteran's Day, November 11, 2011, at Spring Baptist Church, 1027 Spring Cypress, Spring, Texas. A Memorial Service was held at Grace Community Church on November 4, 2011, in Fulton, Maryland, and another will be held in early December in Bethesda, Maryland, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. .Published in Houston Chronicle on November 9, 2011 Print | View Guest Book .Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera Click name above for additional details at: Arrangements under the direction of: Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Fwy | Houston, TX 77060 | (281) 443-0063 Related Memorial Sites Army Texas A&M University of Texas Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .Helpful Links Additional Resources Send Sympathy Flowers Donate to Charity How To Submit An Obituary Find Advice & Support Funeral Etiquette What to Say to the Bereaved How to Write an Obituary or Eulogy Return to today's Death Notices for Houston Chronicle test
Jose Peña
Jose Peña Class of 1991
Army, 6 Years
Field Artillery from Nov. 91 to May 98. Tour of duty in Kuwait 1993 and Bosnia-Herzigovina from Dec. 95 to Oct. 96. stationed state side in Ft. Ord Ca. and Ft. Bliss, El Paso. Overseas Baumholder Germany, Basic training Ft. Sill OK.
Richard D. Lee
Richard D. Lee Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Served from Feb 1978 - May 1992 and returned to active duty in August 2007 and retired in Mar 2012. Overseas service in Germany, Korea and Iraq and stateside at Fort Carson, Co, Fort Polk, La, Fort Drum, N. Y. and Fort Bliss, Tx.
Robert C Brooks
Robert C Brooks Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Robert C Brooks Class of 1982 Army, 26 Years U.S. Cavalry from Oct 85 to Feb 92. Discharged (Hon) Served in Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991)with 3ID 2nd Battalion, 64th Armor. Join the National Guard Aug 95 to Dec 2012 with the 36th Infantry Division 1/112th Armor as an 19K deployed to Iraq in 2005 to 2006 were I served as a gunner and gun truck commander at Tallil Air Base I went over 150 Missions.
Steve Merrel
Steve Merrel Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years
Three years active duty 73-75. One year Taegu Korea. Final duty station - Ft. Hood Texas- SP5 rank.Currently living in the Willis Texas area and belong to the Willis American Legion and a member of their Honor Guard. We do a lot of military funerals around the greater Houston area.
Thomas (Jeff) Barr
Thomas (Jeff) Barr Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
US Army Engineers state side Camp Walters, Mineral Wells, Texas. Served one year Cam Raun Bay Vietnam. operated equipment for crushing rock to build port and air strip. Priviledged for last three months to work with vietnamese crew of 11 men and 26 women clearing brush from mountain sharing culture learning to communicate & developing understanding of why we were there. Will share pictures when transfered to CD.
Tom Crump
Tom Crump Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Joined the Corp right after High School. It was a hell of an experience
travis lamar sample
travis lamar sample Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Ret.d colonel
Woody Baldridge
Woody Baldridge Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years
Sonarman aboard an old WWII Destroyer. Made two cruises to the far east.
Woody Baldridge
Woody Baldridge Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years
Served aboard the destroyer USS Gregory as a Sonarman.

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