The Veterans of the Wiley B. Murray Post No. 27 will meet this Wednesday evening, Sept. 23rd, at the Legion Hall in San Saba, Texas. Representative Harvey Hilderbran, of the 53rd District, will be on hand to present several Texas Service Medals.
In 1933, the 43rd Texas Legislature authorized The Texas Service Medal. It is awarded to all citizens of the State of Texas who served honorably in the forces of the United States including the Army, navy and Marine Corps during the Spanish-American War, Philippine Campaign, Mexican Punitive Expedition, Mexican Border Service, World War I, or any other service with Armed Forces which the United States should in the future recognize as a military campaign by a distinctive service ribbon.
Today the award encompasses military campaigns to include WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, and the Gulf Wars (Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.)
Through the American Legion, the following have made application and were approved by the Adjutant General's Office to receive the medal:
Allensworth, William B. Jr., US Army; Allensworth, William B. III, US Army; Almaguer, Ruben, US Air Force; Brown, Ted Jr., US Army; Casbeer, Carl M., US Army; Cason, Dewey M., US Air Force; Dennis, George T., US Army; Gary, Harley J., US Army; Grusendorf, William C., US Army; Harkey, James B., US Navy; Harkey, Ronald D., US Army; Hamer, Harrison F., US Air Force; Hammonds, Danny R., US Marines; Hibler, George H., US Army; Huff, Jack H., US Marines; Huffstetler, Jan K., US Navy; Jones, Earnest R., US Army; Jones, James H., US Army; Lambert, Thomas E., US Marines; Lewis, Robert H., US Army; McHorse, George R., US Navy; McPherson, John E., US Army; Merritt, Douglas, US Army; Miller, Benton W., US Army; Mitchell, John M., US Army; Jimenez, Modesto, US Army; Parks, Donald B., US Army; Perkins, Sid D., US Army; Reavis, Gerald, US Navy; Rogers, George M., US Army; Shaw, Walter J., US Army; Shelton, Timothy W., US Army; Stevenson, Charles K., US Army; Watt, Neal A., US Army; Wells, Joseph A. III, US Air Force; White, William B., US Army; Whittenburg, Edsel F., US Marines; Williams, Samuel O., US Air Force.
The Legion Hall will open at 5:30 PM. Supper will be served at 6:30 PM and the ceremony will begin at about 7:15 PM.