PFC Robert P Hernandez Memorial Post 9078

 

Hello, I’m Casey Wade Post Commander 
Welcome! Glad you stopped in. Come and join us we would love to have you. 

Post Commander

I joined the US Army in 1998 from Albuquerque, NM, where I then completed training as a Field Artillery Surveyor at Fort Sill, OK. I spent my first 3 years stationed at Fort Sill, OK with the Headquarters Battery, 214th Field Artillery Brigade.   I separated from Active Duty in April of 2001, and assumed duties with the New Mexico Army National Guard with the 2-200th Air Defense Artillery BN. 

 

After the events of September 11th, 2001, I returned to Active Duty in April of 2002. In returning to Active Duty, I was first stationed in the Republic of Korea, with the 1-15th FA BN in Camp Casey.  Upon completing a 15-month rotation in Korea, I was reassigned to 2-18th FA BN in Fort Sill, OK.  I spent the next year assisting the unit with operations for Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as redeployment. 

 

I was later assigned to the United States Army Recruiting Command in late 2004, where I assumed recruiting duties in Hyannis, MA.  I was reassigned to the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment in 2007, heading to Fort Hood, TX.  I was assigned to Howitzer Battery, 2nd Squadron and deployed to Iraq for 15 months with the Regiment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. Upon completion of my deployment, I was reassigned to the 1-94th FA BN in Fort Lewis, WA in late 2009.  I stayed with the Battalion until I left Active Duty in 2012, which included another deployment to SWA in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where we trained Jordanian Forces in Jordan and Afghanistan for ISAF operations with OEF.

After Active Duty, I returned to Texas where my family and I set roots in Round Rock, TX. 

 

I reenlisted with the Texas Army National Guard as a Field Artillery Fire Direction Control man.  I was assigned to the 4th BN, 133 FA Regiment from 2013 to 2018 where I served as Assistant Operations NCO and assisted efforts during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.  I currently hold the rank of Sergeant First Class, and am assigned to the 101st BN, 71st Theatre Information Operations Group as a Tactical Inform and Influence Activity NCO.   

Sr. Vice Commander

1 was a fifth year senior at Sam Houston State University when I decided to drop out of school and join the military. I joined the Army on May 91 1968, in 
Houston, TX. 
I was sent to basic training at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX where I graduated 3rd in my company and became eligible for Officer Candidate School (OCS). I was asked if I wanted to be a clerk and I said no, "I want to be in the infantry." 
From El Paso I was sent to Ft. Dix New Jersey for advanced individual training 
;.\; ) where I was 1" in the automatic weapon in my company and also qualified Paratrooper School.

: .t', Ail I was told that Infantry OCS and paratrooper school were full, so they .i,,s igned me to FT Sill Oklahoma for Artillery OCS. I was not happy being in 
Artiilery, so I dropped out of OCS. 
After OCS I received orders for Vietnam and was assigned to the 3/5 Cavalry, 9th infantry Division. I received a 30 leave, came back to Austin, and prepared to go 
to Vietnam. 
When I arrived in Vietnam, I was sent to the Mekong Delta for two weeks where I received training in booby traps and land mines. After training, I was sent to Quang Tri Province where the 3/5 Calvary was stationed. I had the opportunity to go to many of the fire bases along the DMZ and on May, 1969, the 3/5 
Ca;vary went to the A Shua Valley to help out the 101" Airborne. 
D•,. ,.,g my active duty m the military, I was promoted from Private E-1 to 
.><-I c,,01:,t E-5 in a year and eight months. I returned from Nam and ETS on 
1.•,nuary, 1970. Some of the decorations I received were the Combat Infantry 
Bao􀑑,e, Vietnam Service Medal w/4 bronze service stars, Presidential Unit 
::..,.:nion, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Unit Citation Badge, 
Exp.::,t Quaiifkation Badge w/ Rifle Bar (M-16), sharpshooter Qualification 
Badge w/Rifle {M-14) & Machine Gun Bars and the Bronze Star Medal. 
!'m proud that I had the opportunity to serve my country---Benjamin Calvo 

Jr. Vice Commander
Quartermaster

In 1966 I entered boot camp for the US Air Force at the World War II  base at Amarillo, Texas.  San Antonio was closed for a serious virus.

My first base after boot camp was Keesler AFB Beloxi Miss.with the 3380 Training Squadron permanent parts 338th Civil Engineering Squadron paint shop.  I volunteered for Vietnam with the 820th Civil Engineers Red Horse a combat engineering group.  During my stay ith the base was over taken by North Vietnamese regulars when that happened we were called to back up the Air Police. 

 

After my year I was transferred to the 60 Field Maintenance squadron Travis AFB, Ca. Till I was let out June 1970.

 

Theodore Lyon 

"Joined the US Navy on Dec 27, 1973 and went to boot camp in Orlando, Fl. Assigned to DK "A" School in San Diego, Ca. (Feb - Mar 74).

Transferred to FLEACTS Yokosuka, JA. (Jul 77 - Apr 79), transferred to Commander 7th Fleet USS Oklahoma City CG-5 (Jul 77- Apr 79). USS Nitro AE-23(May 79- Feb 81). Got out of the service for 5 years rentered active Duty in NTC Orlando Fl. (May - Jun 85).

 

Transferred to VS-33 out of San Diego Ca. (Jul 85- Dec 88) I was selected for Data Systems rate conversion) and transferred to CSTSC Mare Island Ca. (Jan 89 - May 90) After Completing DS "A" School was assigned to USS William H. Standley CG-32 (Jun 90-Jun 92), FTCPAC San Diego CA. (Jul 92 - Nov 94) USS Boxer LHD-4 ( Dec 94 - Mar 98) DS1 USN.

 

 We commissioned the USS Boxer February 95. I retired March 1998 after 20 years of active duty service.” I moved from San Diego, Ca. to Round Rock, Tx. with my family.