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William Hightower Chapter Photo Gallery

 

Compatriot Louis Segaloff receiving a Military Service Medal medal for his service to our country in World War II from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015.

Compatriot Lt. Col. Timothy Killam, USAF, Ret. receiving a Military Service Medal for his service to our country in Southeast Asia from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015..

Compatriot Lt. Col. Timothy Killam, USAF, Ret. receiving a 5 Year Membership Award from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015.

Compatriot Don Chandler receiving a War Service Medal for his service in World War II from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015.

Compatriot Don Chandler receiving a Military Service Medal for his service to our country in World War II from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015.

Compatriot Dr. Patrick Hollis receiving his 5 year Membership Award from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015.

Compatriots Lt. Col. Timothy Killam, USAF, Ret. and Dr. Patrick Hollis with their 5 year Membership Awards .

Past President's Panel

The impressive "Past President's Panel" consisted of five past presidents:  Patrick Hollis, Jerry Bullock, Cliff Caskey, Dick Robinett, and Lou Colantoni. During the April meeting, questions were posed to the panel from the membership and each past president answered "at will".

Past President Dick Robinette holds a picture of the chapter's first Color Guard.

ROTC

ROTC Award presented by Compatriot Louis Segaloff.

Michael J. Pryor was inducted into the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Willliam Hightower Chapter 35 on April 9, 2015. Pictured with Michael are Registrar Dr. Patrick Hollis and President Stuart Hoyt.

Compatriot Michael Pryor receives a Military Service Medal from President Stuart Hoyt on May 14, 2015.

Compatriot Jerry Bullock receives a 10 year Membership Award from President Stuart Hoyt on May 14, 2015.

Compatriot Cliff Caskey receives a 15 year Membership Award from President Stuart Hoyt on May 14, 2015.

Compatriot Lou Colantoni receives a 15 year Membership Award from President Stuart Hoyt on May 14, 2015.

Compatriots Jerry Bullock, Cliff Caskey, and Lou Colantoni with their Membership Awards.

Compatriot Louis Segaloff presenting the Bronze Medal Award to Cadet Bailey Boor at Canyon Lake HS 

Compatriot Jerry Bullock presenting the Outstanding Cadet Award to Cadet Bailey Boor on May 14, 2015.

Compatriot Jerry Bullock presenting the Bronze ROTC Medal to Cadet Kiera Merritt from Lehman HS in Kyle, Texas.

Cadets Bailey Boor and Kiera Merritt with their Award Certificates.  Two very outstanding and deserving cadets!

Guest Speaker at the May 2015 Meeting

The guest speaker at our May meeting was Historian Sandy Clauss of America's Christian Foundation.  The title of the program was "The Soul of America".  A very enlightening and entertaining program was presented to the membership.

Sandy Clauss presents the program to the membership.

Sandy making a reference to historical writings from the early 1800's to show focus of their Christian beliefs in their daily lives.

Compatriot Cliff Caskey posing a question to Sandy after the presentation.

Good Citizenship Medal Awards

Kristie Chau from San Marcos HS receiving her Bronze Good Citizenship Medal from President Stuart Hoyt on May 14, 2015.

Ritt Givens from Canyon HS New Braunfels receives his Bronze Good Citizenship Medal from President Stuart Hoyt on May 14, 2015.

Ritt Givens and Kristie Chau with their Good Citizenship Award Certificates.

Compatriot Louis Segaloff receiving a Military Service Medal for his service to our country in Korea from Chapter President Stuart Hoyt on April 9, 2015..

Joe Tafolla was inducted into the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution William Hightower Chapter 35 on May 14, 2015.  Pictured with Joe are Joe Cox, Dr. Patrick Hollis, and President Stu Hoyt.

Compatriot Col. Jerry M. Bullock, USAF, Ret. chairs the chapter's ROTC Committee.  He presented his lists of ROTC Awardees and their schools, and asked for "presentation volunteers" from the chapter membership.

Compatriot Louis Segaloff and Joyce Segaloff at an ROTC presentation.

Cadet Petty Officer Justin White from Lehman HS Kyle, Texas receives the JROTC Bronze Medal and Certificate from President Stuart Hoyt.

Speaker at the September 2015 Meeting 

Our President, Stuart Hoyt, gave a presentation regarding the history of little known events in the Revolutionary War.

Edward Blauvelt and Curtis Stanford Trull were inducted into the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution William Hightower Chapter on September 10, 2015.  L-R:  President Stuart Hoyt, Mr. Edward Blauvelt, Mr. Stan Trull, and Registrar, Dr. Patrick Hollis

Awards

Gil Sloan was inducted into the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution William Hightower Chapter on October 8, 2015.  L-R:  President Stuart Hoyt, Mr. Gil Sloan, and Registrar, Dr. Patrick Hollis

Speaker at the October 2015 Meeting 

Our special guest this month, Texas SSAR President, Larry Stevens, gave a presentation "Use of Biological Warfare in the American Colonies and the Revolution" discussing how small pox was used as a biological weapon in the Revolutionary War.

Barbara and Larry Stevens with Stuart and Gwen Hoyt

Stuart Hoyt and Larry Stevens

Compatriot Joe Tafolla receiving his Military Service Medal and Certificate from President Stuart Hoyt.

Public Service Awards

It was an honor to welcome special guests to the 2015 Public Service Awards Ceremony held at the November meeting.  Accompanying the Awardees and their families was Sheriff Bob Holder, Lt. Michael Smith, and Chief Deputy Brent Paullus.

Firefighter of the Year is Adam Mueller, who is also a paramedic.  In addition, he is also an active member in the Pipes and Drums and the Firefighter's Association.  For consistently going above and beyond his normal duties, he received the "Fire Safety Commendation Award".

Receiving the "Emergency Medical Services Award" as Paramedic of th Year is Firefighter Stuart Toeppich.  Besides providing excellent patient care, he pursues additional training and education whenever possible which he in turn shares with his co-workers.

Deputy Robert Huerta is the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  He served in the US Army and has been a Deputy since 2001.  He is an Assistant Team Leader on the S.W.A.T. Team and helped found the Comal Couty Sheriff's Officer Honor Guard. He is also a Field Training Officer and is currently assigned to the Traffic Unit.

Chosen for his valor is Deputy Danny Valenzuela.  On April 3rd, 2015 he and Crime Scene Technician, Tracy Wakeman, were flagged down on US281 at Spring Branch.  They discovered an unconscious driver in his pick up truck against a concrete barrier with the motor at full throttle.  When a fire started under the truck, Deputy Valenzuela broke into the passsenger side of the truck, turned off the ignition, and rescued the driver. For his actions on this day, Deputy Valenzuela received the "Medal for Heroism" award.

Chosen for her valor is Crime Scene Technician Tracy Wakeman.  On April 3rd, 2015, she and Deputy Danny Valenzuela were flagged down on US 281 at Spring Branch.  They discovered an unconscious driver in his pick-up truck against a concrete barrier with the motor at full throttle.  While Deputy Valenzuela rescued the driver from the vehicle, Tracy extinguished the fire that had started under the vehicle.  For her actions on this day she is awarded the "Medal for Heroism".

Public Service Award Recipients and SAR Officers

Pictured L to R:  Patrick Hollis, Registrar, Adam Mueller, Danny Valenzuela, Stuart Hoyt, President, Stuart Toeppich, Tracy Wakeman, Robert Huerta, and Lou Colantoni, Public Service Awards Committee Chairman.

Comal County Sheriff Department Recipients

Stuart Hoyt, President, Crime Scene Technician Tracy Wakeman, Sheriff Bob Holder, Deputy Danny Valenzuela, and Deputy Robert Huerta.

Compatriot Ed Blauvelt receives his Military Service Award and medal from President Stuart Hoyt.

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