Category Archives: Military News
The Lutcher Theater is bringing a treat to Orange the week of Veterans’ Day at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. “Beyond Glory” is a one man show adapted and performed by Stephen Lang that recounts the stories of eight
Like many young men of his generation, 17-year-old Clement Thibodeaux Jr. joined the military to fight in the Korean War and was killed in action. However, it would be more than 60 years later before his family would have the
The Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post #49 conducted a flag retirement ceremony at the legion hall on Green Avenue in Orange during Flag Day activities on June 14. Mrs. Connie Velasquez, Air Force veteran and Service Officer for American Legion
Cardinal Fireworks is partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation to honor the sacrifices of the fallen and support their families through scholarships and other opportunities. Cardinal Fireworks is dedicating the 2013, our 20th Anniversary, Firework Season to recognizing their sacrifices
The Wingate Family Reunion was held Saturday at the LaQuinta Inn in Bridge City. According to Patsy Wingate, the family has been holding an annual reunion for over 90 years. “We’ve been having them for a very long time,” she
The public is invited to the 10th annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 M.L. King Drive in Orange. The event is free. Held annually on the plaza on
New laws passed for veterans that served in the Gulf War. These veterans have five years to file from the date of discharge. According to Orange County Veterans Service Officer Gene Smith, President Obama just extended that deadline, so all
For those who have ever got a citation from a Department of Public Safety trooper, a chance to get even for a good cause is now here. A trooper will be sitting inside a dunking booth from 10 a.m. to
When Burt Stigen bought the old Shady Rest Motel on the closed Highway 90 section west of Vinton, he wanted to provide a home for homeless veterans. Stigen has done that and more. Over the years he has used his
A very unique Memorial Day service was held at American Legion Post 49 in Orange this year. Students from the Orange Campus of the Tekoa Academy told the story of the Four Chaplains. The Tekoa Academy is composed of students
The Port Arthur Historical Society invites the public to the Museum of the Gulf Coast to view WWI: Final Survivors, a stunning exhibition of photographs taken by photojournalist David DeJonge. The exhibition will open with a FREE reception on Sunday,
HOUSTON - The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is currently recruiting participants for several clinical research studies investigating traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The Department of Veterans Affairs will distribute more than $430,000 in stipend payments to Family Caregivers of Veterans in July. These Family Caregivers were the first to complete their Caregiver training under the program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brooks Mouton from Orange was presented the Air
Medal with Valor by Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on