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America’s Armed Forces

River Parade PROGRAM

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2014

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SAN MILIT May 17, 2014 San Antonio, Texas | Military City, USA

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WELCOME & MEET THE GRAND MARSHAL

Welcome to the America’s Armed Forces River Parade, presented by Budweiser. Leading the parade is Dr. Granville Coggs, surviving Tuskegee Airman and retired San Antonio physician.

SALUTE & CELEBRATE: AMERICA’S ARMED FORCES RIVER PARADE The Military has had a major impact and presence in San Antonio for over a century – from the first military flight in 1910 which took place at Fort Sam Houston, to the 90,000 men and women employed at the city’s four bases it proudly hosts today. It is because of these unparalleled qualities that San Antonio has become nationally recognized as “Military City, U.S.A.”

THE YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT LIST OF HONOREES

Yellow ribbons have always been placed on trees around the River Walk in honor or in memory of someone special who has served or is currently serving our country.

FLOAT LINE UP

A look at the participating floats in the 2014 America’s Armed Forces River Parade

THANK YOU

The Paseo del Rio Association would like to thank all of our hard working Volunteers for their year long support of the River Walk. With over 1,500 volunteer hours a year; our events could not go on without you! Want to become a volunteer? Call 210.227.4262 Managing Editor: Margaux Gonzalez Huckabay 210.516.5639 Rio Inquiry: Louis Doucette 210.410.0014 Offices are located at: 110 Broadway Suite 500 San Antonio, TX 78205 Phone: 210.227.4262

*DOD participation in the Paseo del Rio “America’s Armed Forces’ River Parade does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement by the DOD of Silver Eagle Distributors, Budweiser or any other sponsor of the parade or individual float.

2014 Paseo Del Rio Association Board of Directors President Justin Holley, ABH Hospitality President Elect Tammy Peacock-Werline, Hard Rock Café Vice Presidents John Carbajal, Paesanos Restaurant Group Terry Corless, Mad Dogs Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Cece Smith, SmithPrint Secretary/Treasurer Teresa Johnson, Broadway Bank Immediate Past President Martin Williams, Catto & Catto Insurance Chair, Operation Committee Andreas Esparza, Boudro’s Restaurant Executive Director Nancy D. Hunt, Paseo Del Rio Association Ex-Officio Ben Brewer, Downtown Alliance Jim Mery, Downtown Operations Board of Directors John Beauchamp, Hixon Properties Bob Buchanan,The Original Mexican Restaurant Mae Escobar, aMaezing Marketing Group Ben Garcia, Silver Eagle Distributors Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt Joan Korte, Downtown Residence Association Tom Lawrence, Don’s & Ben’s & Gabriel Liquor Christy Massie, Pepsi Bottling Group Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio Restaurant Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties Beth Ticku-Smith, Hotel Valencia Mike Teran, Swig Martini Bar


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Art: William Merritt Chase, Mrs. Chase and Child (I’m Going to See Grandma), ca. 1889, gift of Frederic G. Oppenheimer; Robert Henri, El Tango, 1908, purchase funded by Elizabeth and George Coates; Dale Chihuly, Persian Ceiling, 2004, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelso; Frank Stella, Double Scramble, 1968, purchase funded by the NEA and The Brown Foundation ©2012 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; MAMA OCLLO, Peru, ca. 1840, purchase funded by Betty and Bob Kelso; Red-figure calyx-krater, signed Asteas, Greek, ca. 340 B.C., gift of Gilbert M. Denman, Jr.; Mask (Máscara) Mixtec Culture, Tilantongo Region, Oaxaca, Mexico, ca. 1500 A.D., Elizabeth Huth Coates bequest; Thomas Sully, Portrait of Sarah Sully and Her Dog, Ponto, 1848, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Oppenheimer, by exchange. Photos: Peggy Tenison, Justin Parr, Ansen Seale.


WELCOME Welcome to the third annual America’s Armed Forces River Parade, taking place on this very special National Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, 2014 in San Antonio. Befitting for the city known as Military City, U.S.A., this one-of-a kind parade was created by Paseo del Rio Association in 2012 as a way to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces, both active and retired. I want to thank each and every one of you who have come together as a community to show your pride, honor and love of country. A special thanks to the members of the branches of our country’s military with us today, including our Grand Marshal, Dr. Granville Coggs, surviving Tuskegee Airman and retired San Antonio physician. We hope you enjoy today’s parade taking place on the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. Here’s to our Heroes! JULIÁN CASTRO – MAYOR

Active military members, families, and veterans, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the third annual Paseo del Rio Association Armed Forces River Parade presented by Budweiser this 17th day of May, 2014, Armed Forces Day. On behalf of the Paseo del Rio Association and the entire San Antonio community I want to offer our appreciation for the service of all the military personnel, their families, veterans, and civilian support groups that contribute so much to making San Antonio the beautiful city that we all call home. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. There is nothing more fitting in San Antonio to celebrate this day for those that serve our country centered around one of our cities most treasured aspects. We celebrate you, our military. No other city can claim the title of Military City, USA, a title San Antonio proudly claims. It is not a fluke that many service members choose San Antonio to call home once they retire from active duty. The military is our family, friends and neighbors. We are fortunate and thankful to be able to celebrate your service and honor your sacrifice here today. Today is your day. Sincerely, Justin R. Holley – President, Paseo del Rio Association

Welcome to the America’s Armed Forces River Parade! We are delighted you have joined us in this celebration on the world famous River Walk. The Paseo del Rio Association is dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the River Walk. The men and women serving in our Military do what the Paseo del Rio Association does, except on a WORLWIDE scale, and with great sacrifice. They PROMOTE freedom, both domestically and abroad; they PROTECT the citizens of our country and our allies; and they PRESERVE our freedom and our way of life. We honor, recognize and give our heartfelt thanks for the sacrifice and dedications of all our troops, past and present. Thank you for joining us as we Salute & Celebrate our Nation’s Armed Forces! Nancy Hunt – Executive Director, Paseo del Rio Association

Dr. Granville Coggs will serve as the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade. Dr. Coggs entered the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and joined the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African-American aviators in the United States armed forces. After the war, Dr. Coggs received degrees from the University of Nebraska and Harvard Medical School. After practicing in the San Francisco area for years, Dr. Coggs came to San Antonio in 1975, where he served as a Professor of Radiology at the University Health Science Center-San Antonio, a staff physician at the Bexar County Hospital District, and as Chief of Radiology at San Antonio’s Audie Murphy VA Hospital. After his retirement 18 years ago, Dr. Coggs began running competitively. He ultimately won three gold medals at the Texas Senior Games. Dr. Granville Coggs – Grand Marshall


SALUTE & CELEBRATE THE 2014 AMERICA‘S ARMED FORCE S RIVER PARADE Befitting for the city known as Military City, U.S.A., the one-of-a kind America’s Armed Forces River Parade will consist of 25 professionally- decorated themed floats honoring all branches of service, veterans of recent conflicts, military support groups and more. The military has had a major impact and presence in San Antonio for over a centuryfrom the first military flight in 1910, which took place at Fort Sam Houston, to the 90,000 men and women employed at the city’s four bases it proudly hosts today. It is because of the unparalleled qualities that San Antonio has become nationally recognized as “Military City, U.S.A.” In 2012, the Paseo del Rio Association held the inaugural military river parade, attracting thousands of visitors from across the state to salute and celebrate the men and women of our Armed Forces. This parade was created as a way to honor our service men and women, both active and retired, in a way the nation had never seen before. “The Military River Parade was our way of saying thank you for your service to our country, and for protecting our freedom and way of life,” says Nancy Hunt, Executive Director of the Paseo del Rio Association. This celebratory parade has now become a highly anticipated event in communities throughout the country, with more than 55 cities signed on to air the syndicated broadcast of the parade happening right here in Military City, U.S.A. The Parade will also be broadcast on the Pentagon Channel, gathering international coverage as the Pentagon Channel shares the event with its global network of viewers. In addition to the parade, the Paseo del Rio Association honors our Armed Forces through The Yellow Ribbon Project. The Yellow Ribbon Project is an initiative during which friends, families, businesses and organizations in San Antonio and across the country have the opportunity to purchase large Yellow Ribbons that will festoon the trees along the River Walk in honor or memory of those who serve, or have served in the Armed Forces. Along with their beautiful display of ribbons, the names of the men and women who have had a ribbon purchased in their honor are listed on page 20 of the parade program.

We thank you for joining us tonight to Salute and Celebrate our Nation’s Armed Forces.

Enjoy the show!


AMERICA’S ARMED FORCES RIVER PARADE

2014 Parade Line Up

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Grand Marshal

Leading the parade as Grand Marshal this year is Dr. Granville C. Coggs. Dr. Coggs entered the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and joined the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African-American aviators in the United States armed forces. After the war, Dr. Coggs received degrees from the University of Nebraska and Harvard Medical School. After practicing in the San Francisco area for years, Dr. Coggs came to San Antonio in 1975, where he served as a Professor of Radiology at the University Health Science Center-San Antonio, a staff physician at the Bexar County Hospital District, and as Chief of Radiology at San Antonio’s Audie Murphy VA Hospital. After his retirement 18 years ago, Dr. Coggs began running competitively. He ultimately won three gold medals at the Texas Senior Games.

2 Army Float Music By: 323rd Army Band The 323rd Army Band “Ft. Sam’s Own” performs an average of 370 performances per year. Fort Sam Houston has been home to military bands since the late 1890’s, including the 2nd Infantry Division Band and the Firth Army Band. “Fort Sam’s Own” is requested frequently for performances ranging from Military Ceremonies to Holiday Concerts. It has been an integral part of the Musical Education of children in the greater San Antonio area and South Texas. “Fort Sam’s Own” has been recognized numerous times of its participation in events in San Antonio, South Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Mexico.

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3 The United States Military Veterans Parade Association The USMVPA is a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization established in 2000 and is charted to orchestrate San Antonio’s Veterans Parade held each November on Veteran’s Day. On board are President Delia A. Guajardo and the 2014 Executive Board and former POW’s Oscar Cortez, Jimmy Chavez and Thomas Jimenez and Fil Villarreal.

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Please note that floats may not arrive in the order listed. In addition, the Armed Forces River Parade is being televised live. Please take in to consideration that there may be breaks between floats to allow for commerical breaks. *DOD participation in the Paseo del Rio “America’s Armed Forces’ River Parade does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement by the DOD of Silver Eagle Distributors, Budweiser or any other sponsor of the parade or individual float.

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Mad Dogs British Pub

Mad Dogs British Pub has been entertaining allied military in San Antonio & Hong Kong since 1986. This year in August, Mad Dogs British Pub celebrates its 30th birthday, since opening its doors on the original pub in Hong Kong in 1984. Mad Dogs will be celebrating in typical pub style with special entertainment, product discounts and retro happy hour prices.

5 Texas Military Families Sponsored by the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to celebrate the men and women of America’s armed forces. Today we have the special honor of having several military families from around the Texas area on the barge. The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau works for the people of San Antonio by promoting and marketing our city as a premier destination for vacations, meetings and conventions. San Antonio makes the perfect backdrop for reunions and family gatherings for those in the military. With the beautiful River Walk, family-friendly activities, some of the best food around and special deals for military members, our city offers great ways to make unforgettable memories together. Your friends at the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau salute the heroes who keep our country strong and make our city so proud. 6 United States Marine Corps Music by Madison and the Funk Directives Since 1775 the Marine Corps has done three things, Make Marines, Win our Nation’s Battle sand return quality citizens to America. Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Antonio’s mission is to seek out and find the highest quality young men and women to take up the challenge to earn the title of a United States Marine. In order to continue maintaining the high Marine Corps and Department of Defense quality standards and attain a diverse entry-level population representative of national demographics, we strive to enlist only the best and the brightest youth of America. We seek individuals who are mentally, morally and physically qualified to be transformed into Marines and foster our “Elite Warrior” culture. Each applicant must embrace our Core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. We are not taking applications, only Commitments. This philosophy is our ethos. 7 Seaworld San Antonio Music By The King Pelican Band Sea World San Antonio celebrates our Nation’s military everyday with the Waves of Honor program, which provides free single day admission to Sea World and Busch Gardens for members of the US Armed Forces and their families. Initially created in 2001, the program has awarded more than six million them park tickets to service members and their families. Any active duty, reserve or national guardsman representing any of the five service branches is entitled to fee admission under the program.

8 The City Of Universal City Music by Ed and Mel Also known as the “Gateway to Randolph AFB”, Universal City is a dynamic community situated approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, just off Interstate 35 and Loop 1604. Universal City has come a long way since its inception in 1960, and has been recognized for its commitment to excellence and a forward-thinking approach to development and municipal services. Universal City supports and honors our nation’s military throughout the year by hosting events such as the Veterans Victory Run, HeroesWalk on 9/11, and the Veterans Day Parade. Universal City is also developing a Veterans Park and memorial near Randolph AFB.


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USO San Antonio – Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Music By: USO Show Troupe This float is sponsored by Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions, formerly Kelly Aviation Center, in San Antonio, and Lockheed Martin’s only jet engine shop. Capabilities include maintenance, repair and overhaul services on engines that power F-16, KC – 135, C-40 and other aircraft. The people at Lockheed never forget who they are working for. The USO lifts the spirits of American’s troops and their families including wounded warriors and families of the fallen. For more than 50 years, USO San Antonio has served the troops & families living in and traveling through San Antonio. In 2013, more than 130,000 troops & military families visited their centers and participated in USO Programs. Riding on the float is USO Advisory Council President Major General James A Whitmore USAF (RET).

10 United States Navy Music By Navy Band Cruiser America’s Navy has a strong presence here in Military City USA. There are 11 Navy commands located across San Antonio, and that number continues to grow. These 11 San Antonio Navy Commands have anywhere from 7,500 to as many as 10,000 Sailors assigned here annually, depending on Navy student attendance.. As the U.S. Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999 as a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, the group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material. 11 Texas A&M San Antonio Texas A & M University-San Antonio is the fastest growing university in the distinguished Texas A & M University System for the fourth year in a row, serving 4,500 students. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are available for the lowest university tuition in San Antonio for indemand field such as teach preparation, business, information technology and cyber security. Established in 2009 to fill an educational need in the city’s historically underserved South Side, Texas A & M-San Antonio’s mission is to prepare and empower students to be innovative and contributing members of a global society.

12 Fiesta Military Ambassadors Sponsored by The Original Mexican Restaurant The Fiesta Military Ambassadors represent the military at San Antonio-area community events, including nearly 150 activities associated with Fiesta. Ambassadors also participate in parades and visit local schools, nursing homes and retirement facilities throughout the year. The Original Mexican Restaurant of San Antonio serves San Antonio-style Mexican food in its lively river walk location and is the only restaurant on the River Walk that is open 24 – 7, 365 days a year!

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Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland

Sponsored by the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to celebrate the men and women of America’s armed forces. Thank you to Mayor Julian Castro for joining us today in saluting our heroes. We’re incredibly honored to have this opportunity to share our gratitude — alongside the citizens of Military City, USA — with all those who serve our country and a special thank you to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s “Heroes training Heroes” for joining our barge. The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau works for the people of San Antonio by promoting and marketing our city as a premier destination for vacations, meetings and conventions. Tourism creates jobs, spurs business development, and pays for city projects. This means more jobs, opportunities and more city amenities for the many veterans and military personnel who live and work in San Antonio.


The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

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on Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:00am-5:00pm

Free Admission for card-carrying

active military and dependents Enjoy a day of Western art at San Antonio’s newest museum! Celebrate the history and culture of this vast region through works by historic and contemporary artists as well as artful artifacts including rifles, pistols, military uniforms, and objects from the Battle of the Alamo.

Night of Artists celebration. Photo by Alamo Photographic.

Santa Anna’s sword on display in the Museum. Photo by Greg Harrison.

Plus: Receive a 10% military discount in the Museum Store, join a docent led tour, and contribute a note of thanks to our military response board.

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United States Air Force

Music By U.S. Air Force Band of the West The youngest military service, the U.S. Air Force was formed in 1947 after the end of World War II and the country entered an era where airpower was established as a major element of the nation’s defense. The Air Force mission is to “fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.” San Antonio is headquarters to Air Education and Training Command, the first command, where the Air Force recruits, trains, and educates its members. All Air Force basic trainees enter at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, the gateway to the Air Force. Also, on the float is an ensemble from the U.S. Band of the West. Airmen assigned to the band are highly trained professional musicians who have dedicated themselves to serving their country through music.

15 Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital Music By: Bexar Bones Warm Springs Hospital System, a subsidiary of Post Acute Medical, salutes and honors all branches of military, currently serving and veterans here and abroad. Celebrating over 68 years of high quality, dedicated and outstanding healthcare to the community,, Warm Springs is a subsidiary of Post Acute Medical, operating 22 facilities in five states, to include long term acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living brain injury.

16 Esposas Militares Hispanas (Hispanic Military Spouses) Sponsored by Security Service Federal Credit Union Music By: Isis Rosario Security Service Federal Credit Union was founded in 1956 to serve the financial needs of members of the U.S. Air Force Security Service Command and their families. While they now serve members of all walks of life, serving the needs of military members remains their highest calling. It’s challenging to live with military rules and regulations in a language you don’t understand. Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Armed Forces is a non-profit volunteer organization providing support and resources in Spanish to all military families, especially spouses, with language barriers.

17 University of the Incarnate Word – Extended Academic Programs University of the Incarnate Word’s Extended Academic Program provides educational opportunities to military and adults seeking to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Classes are offered at six ADCAP locations in San Antonio or 100 % online through UIW Online in an accelerated 8-week format. EAP’s Adult Degree Completion Program and UIW Online offer special rates and discounts to active-duty military, National Guard veterans and military dependents. Riding on the float are UIW Cardinal Mascot “Red”, Cheerleader Jasmine Torrez and Military and Veteran UIW students.

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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

Music by Barefoot Band The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790, the Coast Guard has safeguarded America’s waterways, environment and maritime interests around the world. Created by the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life-Saving Service, the U.S. Coast Guard is simultaneously and at all times a military force and a federal law enforcement agency dedicated to safety, security and stewardship missions. They save lives. They protect the environment. They defend the homeland. They enforce Federal laws on the high seas, the nation’s coastal waters and its inland waterways. They are unique in the Nation and the world. They are true to their motto “Semper Paratus”, Always Ready.


Warm Springs Rehabilitation Cares for the wounded and honors all who serve!

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Air Force Federal Credit Union

For over 60 years, Air Force Federal Credit Union has had the pride and honor of serving the financial need of their members worldwide. Air Force FCU serves the diverse needs of over 40,000 members on $372,000 million in assets and a full array of financial services. AFFCU has generously given back to the military community. The credit union continues to support the TRAC Program, The Lackland Fisher House and many other military organizations through financial support, educational classes an volunteer hours. Riding on the float are students of the Wounded Warrior TRAC program, and include Bradley Hammond, Jose Moreno and Venol Raymond.

20 Broadway Bank Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. With more than $2.9 billion in total assets, the highly rated bank operates 38 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding area. Broadway Bank is known throughout the San Antonio community and the surrounding areas for the Care Corps Volunteer program, enthusiastically lending a hand to change a life. In 2013, The Care Corps amassed more than 10,500 volunteer hours. Broadway Bank was founded by a military officer, Col. Charles E. Cheever, Sr., and his wife, Elizabeth Cheever, Broadway Bank has a presence at every military installation within Joint Base San Antonio.

21 Security Service Federal Credit Union Music By: Isis Rosario Headquartered in San Antonio, Security Service Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Texas and the eighth largest in the nation. With more than $6.5 billion in assets, the credit union serves more than 875,000 members in Texas, Colorado, Utah, and around the world. The credit union has built a reputation of strength, stability, and convenience by offering its members financial soundness, unmatched hours of service and competitive financial products and services. Security Service Federal Credit Union proudly supports the men and women of the U.S. Military Armed Forces. Security Service contributes to the Fisher House Foundation, a network of “comfort homes” where military families can stay at no cost while loved ones receive medical treatment.

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Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union

Music by Harmony Jonez RBFCU started in 1952 to provide financial services to military members and their families. Today, the credit union helps thousands of people across Texas to save time, save money and earn money through affordable financial services. RBFCU salutes our military service members and our valiant veterans. Today, RBFCU is celebrating women in uniform, women who fill roles as mother, daughter, sister and wife, in addition to filling vital needs for our armed forces. RBFCU recognizes that you have busy lives and busy schedules, and that you’re committed to providing your family - and our country – with the best. RBFCU appreciates the opportunity to serve the best and brightest our nation has to offer, and looks forward to continue to serve those who serve.

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St. Anthony Catholic High School

St. Anthony Catholic High School was founded in 1903 as a seminary by the oblates of Mary Immaculate. SACHS challenges students to participate in the total program of the school – an integration of academics, athletics, Christian Services, community activities, and spirituality. SACHS has a 100 percent graduation and college attendance rate, and students take college courses their junior and senior year at the University of the Incarnate Word. The International Thespian Yellow Jacket Troop is aboard the float. These students have raised $2,000 for ARTS SA and several thousand pounds of food for charities and the homeless.


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24 The Paseo Del Rio Association Music By Lucas Jack The Paseo del Rio Association is proud to honor the men and women who serve our country through the production of this event. The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit membership association dedicated to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk. The Association accomplishes this through the production of 24 annual events and the publication of Rio Magazine, the Official Magazine of the San Antonio River Walk. The Paseo del Rio Association is represented by the 2014 River Walk Court, which includes Queen Brandy Lopez and King James Boone. For more information, visit www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

25 Operation Homefront & P Quatro Designs Sponsored by Budweiser/ Silver Eagle Music by Tuff Change Band Silver Eagle is committed to supporting the Armed Forces and as a large company in “Military City, USA”; Silver Eagle supports over 40 military organizations that give back to those who serve or have served and their families through scholarships, medical support, and memorials. In 2014, they are providing 2 $5,000 scholarships to children on military men and women who have been killed or disable in service to our country through the Folds of Honor Foundation. Riding on the float today are Marine Lance Corporal Patrick Walker and Taylor Walker, who repeated their wedding vows in a very special ceremony on Armed Forces Day. Patrick and Taylor entered the Operation Tie the Knot contest, and through a public vote, were selected as the winning couple for an entire wedding package organized by Operation Homefront and P-Quatro Designs, which included flowers, photography, reception, hotel rooms, and a honeymoon package. Please drink responsibly.

ENTERTAINMENT* *Some float entertainment provided by Susy Williams Entertainment, Texas’ very own entertainment expert. Susy Williams entertainment provides professional bands & DJ’s for your special occasion. For more information, visit www.susywilliamsmanagement.com, or SusyWilliams@ymail.com or call 210-300-7598 Special thanks to Tops in Blue! Tops In Blue, is an all-active duty US Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities. Tops In Blue is one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind. Composed of 35 to 40 of the most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers, and technicians anywhere, their primary purpose is to perform for military personnel and their families throughout the world. However, the enormous popularity of the group has also made them America’s goodwill ambassadors around the globe.

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FOR A FREE DAY OF FUN. Military families get free admission to SeaWorld. It’s our salute to the men and women who serve our great nation. Whether soaring on coasters, exploring the treasures of the sea or experiencing unforgettable animal encounters, it’s the kind of active duty the whole family can enjoy.

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Yellow Ribbon Honrees Airman 1st Class Rafael D. Acosta

SSG Samuel Cruz Jr.

Retired AF Master Sergeant Rafael V. Acosta

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Aaron Alton Capt. Michael Aragon US Army SFC Dennis G. Archambault Jr. SSG Warren Oliver Archer USAF Capt. E. Batista Belen Betts In Memory of Delbert E. Betts Joe James Broz In Memory of Brendan William Buckley In Memory of Charles Andrew Buckley In Memory of Robert Buckley

Major Robert Grinnan US Air Corp

2PPCLI Currie/Forbes

Major Shep Grinnan US Air Corp

SGT Jessie Davila US Army KIA 2/20/06 Operation Iraqi Freedom

Corporal Cullen T. Grinnan Jr US Army

In Memory of SSG Kevin D. Davis Corporal Brandon Day US Marine Corp Lt. Dr. Harold C. Day US Air Corp

Capt. William F. “Grinnan, Sr.” Merchant Marines Capt. Harley Hall USN/POW Staff Sgt. Jason Hansen US Marine Corp

Harry C. de Jongh US Army

Lance Corp. Joshua Hansen US Marine Corp

In Honor of SSG Jeff E.Dodge

Col. Marv Harris USAF

In Memory of RM3 Douglas Doyle

MAJ Brent B. Hayward

Davis M. Driver Jr.

Corneluis Hernandez Sr.

Walter W. Driver

Chad Hildebrandt

Chief Petty Officer E-7 Joshua Seth Burgin USCG

Robert Duron

Wayne N. Hoffman US Army

Airman Melissa Eckelbecker

SPC Kathryn Hopkins

Arthur J. Burns WWII Army

Dr. Isidore Epstein

Sgt. Ryan J. Hopkins

Michael Burson

BM2 Kristopher M. Escobar US Navy

In Memory of A. Horton WWII/G. Hammerquist Korea

CPL Jacob R. Fleischer

SrA Kyle Hughan

Cpl Wilfred (Willy) Flores Jr. 4/10/86-3/31/07

Sgt. Nathan E. Huhn

CDR Charles B. Caldwell II US Navy PF2 Christopher L. Caldwell US Army currently serving his 1st deployment In Honor of POW’s MIA’s & KIA’s Alfredo Cantu

Pv2 Megan Foley William Gaines

Pv2 Semantha Hunter-Bunce Joshua Hutton USAF 1st SGT Scott Ibanez US Air Force

David Cantu

In Memory of TSGT Kenneth G. Gandall

Jessie Cantu

Spc. Lauro Garcia De Leon III

Lt. Col. John James US Marine Corp

Eusebio Cervantes

Rogelio R. Gonzales

CSM Andre M. Johnson

FMF Corpsman Edward Chacon US Navy

Andrew Charles Gordley

Lt. Col. James C. Chapman US Air Force

In Memory of Lester L. Gotha

In Memory of Raymond L. Johnson Sr.

HM Trevor Cliborne General Marty Colladay USAF Brad Costa Eloy Cruz

Warrant Officer Austin Graham Lt. Lewis Grinnan US Navy Capt. Manning Grinnan US Air Corp

MSgt. Ken Jamar

Vernon T. Brock-Jones In Memory of Allen T. Kester James Kiehl George Stephen Kilcrease USAF


James Woodrow Kilcrease US Army In Memory of SPC Andrew E. Lara In honor of Airman Derek Leuzinger ISMSgt Kevin Lewis AFJROTC Clark HS Capt. Dan Liberator USAF

Kenneth Natterstad

General John A. Shaud USAF

Major Lewis J. Neville

Clarence Smith US Navy

Submariner LT Thomas Nowry

Roy Leon Smith US Navy

A1C John M. O’Connell III USAF

Major General Bob Smolen USAF

1st Lt.Terrence M. O’Connell “US Army, Retired”

Major Michael Sobyra USMC

In Memory of Timothy K. Olearnick

Airman Dalfred D. Sonnier Jr. USAF Scott Stahley

SPC Ann Marie Loera “US Army, Kingsville, TX,Operation Iragi Freedom 2008-Present”

Emily Lynn Peterson

LCpl Franklin A. Sweger

Sgt. Richard Peterson USAF

TSGT Johnny Luna IV US Air Force

MSgt. Harold Rodland “USAF, Retired”

Sgt. Steven Luna Talamantez US Army KIA 7/10/11 Iraq from Gold Star Mother Hope Talamantez

PFC Rocky Luna II US Army

Steve D. Ross

Trevor Lynn

Major Bill Roth US Air Corp

James Mack

LTC Lee Roupe

MSgt. Alberto G. Maldonado USAF

Matthew J. Roybal

SMSGT. Tim Marchand USAF

Nick Rueda

Col. Sam Martin USAF

SMSgt Antonio Ruiz

Sgt. Samuel Martin Sr. USAF

Chief Petty Officer Edward Sandoval Sr. US Navy, Kingsville, TX 1996-Present

Lt. Col. Robert Martinez US Army General Bill McBride USAF SMSgt Rodney McDaniel Capt. Steven McKinney USAF Donald Mears General Louis Menetrey USAF Robert Morris Messinger Albert Pete Wade-Meyer WWII Alan J. Mick Air Force Retired CMSgt. Gloria J. Mick retired

Corpsman Vernon Sandoval Jr. “US Navy, Kingsville, TX, Operation Iragi Freedom” SGT Vernon Sandoval Sr. US Army, Bishop, TX

In Honor of Sgt. David S. Todd, 101st Airborne Franklin Ray Tompkins SGT Christopher S. Torres US Army, Corpus Chirsti, TX, Operation Enduring Freedom/ New Dawn 2008-Present Daniel Torres Corporal Miyaca Twodogs

Lt. General Bill Schneider USAF

Sgt. Jose V. Villanueva Jr.

Michael Scottenski

John A. Wade Died WWI

MSGT. Bryan Seiffert USAF

SFC Clay A. Ward Died, 5/16/2013

CDR Gunnar Moore US Navy

Pvt. 1st Class James Seiffert US Marine Corp

Eddy L. Natterstad

In Memory of SFC David James Todd, KIA 8/20/08 Afghanistan

HMSA Kevin Van Winkle

Seaman Donald Seiffert US Navy

Capt. Mike Murphy USMC

Edward Mason Tilbury

Richard Scales USMC

In Memory of Andres Montano

Corporal Aaron Kyle Murphy US Marine Corp

Alex Tappendorf USAF

In Memory of Emilio Valdespino

CMSgt. Curtis C. Seiffert USAF

Edward Jamerson Munoz

Daniel Talley

In Memory of MS3 Ronchester Santiago US Navy, USS Cole, Kingsville, TX

In Memory of MSG Waymon Miller

Ronald V. Morgan

Dr. A.W. Talley

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Seiffert US Army SMSGT Robert Seiffert USAF MSGT. Steven Seiffert USAF Major Donald Shackelford

SFC Joshua B. Warehime US Army currently serving his 3rd deployment Capt. Geoffery Wilkins USAF AB Lindsay Wilson 1st Lt. Ronny L. Woodmansee, Pilot died 12/12/63 Dinh Tuong Province, S. Vietnam Harry James Zachor Harry James Zachor Jr.


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