A Happy Soldier from Royse City, Texas

Do you remember Derek Cornelius from Royse City, Texas? Derek, son of Darrell and Linda Cornelius, enlisted in the Army in 2004 after becoming a jack-of-all trades and bumming around and trying several different jobs once he graduated from high school in 1989. At the time he said, “I had spent fifteen years in different jobs and needed a purpose in life.

Thank Goodness for our American Heroes

On May 3, 2009, Lieutenant Joshua Rodriguez, eight other US Soldiers, one Latvian Soldier, and ten Afghanistan National Army Soldiers were on Observation Post (OP) East in the Naray District of Afghanistan when they were attacked by between eighty and one hundred Taliban insurgents.

The Non-Commissioned Officer

 

A US Army Ranger from Texas

Roger’s Rangers, Mosby’s Rangers, Darby’s Rangers, Merrill’s Marauders and the 75th Ranger Regiment are names of famous American Special Operations units that trace their history from the American Revolutionary War to current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Afghanistan National Argument

And the argument goes on! Sitting on one side of the table are the President and his civilian advisors trying to understand military operations so they can make a decision on what the US should do about Afghanistan going forward. On the other side sit the military Generals and Admirals who have devoted their lives to studying and fighting wars.

Japan.."A Long Way from Rockwall"

Nathan Colbert, son of Rockwall residents Michael and Kelly Colbert, graduated from Rockwall High School in 2003 and then did what many young men and women do today; he started his education in the North Texas Community College system.

A Local Soldiers Trip to Afghanistan and Back

Jonathan Aslan, whose mother, Mary Akin teaches first grade at Dobbs Elementary School in Rockwall, and whose father Masoud works for Lockheed Martin of Fort Worth in Greenville, graduated from Rockwall High School in May of 2002.

It's Great to Get Back..It's the Little Things

Jonathan Aslan, whose mother, Mary Akin teaches first grade at Dobbs Elementary School in Rockwall, and whose father Masoud works for Lockheed Martin of Fort Worth in Greenville, graduated from Rockwall High School in May of 2002.

The Army Has Lot's of Them

Joe Saba, currently living in Rowlett, graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. After attending a local junior college and working for several years at the Coca Cola bottling plant, in January of 1989 he made the decision to join the Army since he had “always wanted to fly helicopters and the Army sure had a lot of them.”

Local Military Honor Guard

When a veteran dies, the military honors that serviceman or woman with burial honors. These honors include the presentation of a flag to the next of kin, a graveside honor guard, a rifle or cannon salute, and the playing of taps on a bugle. The honors are presented by an honor guard from a nearby military installation or by veterans groups.

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