On March 4, 2011, Chief Petty Officer David Calderon retired from the United States Navy after 24 years of continuous faithful service. Chief Calderon is the son of Salvador and Senaida Calderon of Goldthwaite, TX. He is also grandson to Emilio & Angelita Calderon and Jose & Juanita Flores, all of whom are from San Saba.
Chief Calderon was born and raised in San Saba, until the age of 11yrs and hasn’t lived there since, but if you ask him where he’s from, he’ll undoubtedly tell you, "I’m from God’s Country…San Saba, TX".
He and his parents relocated to Grand Prairie, TX. where he attended school and subsequently graduated from South Grand Prairie High. He then moved to San Antonio, TX and enlisted into the United States Navy at the age of 20yrs on April 28, 1987. He completed Basic Training and Hospital Corpsman "A" School in Great Lakes, IL.
Chief Calderon has traveled the map extensively since leaving San Antonio. He was stationed in Charleston, SC; Meridian, MS; Camp Lejeune, NC; New Orleans, LA; Gulfport, MS; Ingleside, TX and finally ending his career in Corpus Christi, TX. He completed 7 Mediterranean deployments on the USS Santa Barbara and USS Nashville. He deployed to the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War with the 24
Chief Calderon is married to the former Ms. Rita Abercrombie of Devil’s Lake, ND and has 4 children, Joseph (25), Michael (23), Andrew(20) and Olivia(8).
th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) and Iraq with the Seabees of the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment. After an excellent and rewarding tour with the Seabees, Chief Calderon reported to the BMC Ingleside, TX. as the Senior Enlisted Leader. The Ingleside base was placed on the BRAC list and was eventually closed in 2010. After the Naval Station Ingleside Base closure, Chief Calderon was relocated to the Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi to finish the remainder of his tour.