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Welcome! Howdy and thank you for visiting the Heart of Texas Veterans Memorial, on the internet since 2014. We are trying to get a listing for every Heart of Texas veteran to honor in memoriam.  The listings we have started are from these counties; Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba. Our apologies for any errors or omissions. So, if you know of a veteran from a Heart of Texas County that is missed or an error, please send the information to the email below.

The Mission is to honor our veterans with respectful remembrances in memoriam. Freedom is not free. It takes military equipment, and we have the best on Earth, and it takes men and women to operate it. War, conflict, and challenges are won on the human level by brave men and women willing to give their all for God and America. We seek to educate all Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of Veterans have made to safeguard the freedoms of the United States.

The veterans will be listed according to the dates of which they served as best we may determine. Our information comes from newspapers, official records, internet research and obituaries. For WW1 and WW2 the veteran only had to have served one day during the war to qualify for the WW1 and WW2 victory medals (see Ribbons). The Korean War and wars after had qualifications for the service medals which required 30 to 60 days in country (see Ribbons). We have decided to disregard the "in country" rule and used the dates in service to qualify for the "conflict era" which means that a vet in regular service stationed any where would be listed accordingly by conflict/war. If a sailor served all of his time in San Diego from 1966 to 1969, he would be listed as a Vietnam honoree. Remember this:

A Veteran-whether active duty, retired, served one hitch, or reservist is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The Government of the United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including their life." That is honor, and there are too many people in this country who no longer understand it -Author unknown.

It is like this:

I sum up the value of our project with this one comment from a former Camp 17 POW. After having received a letter from the students, he wrote, in part...
"Until I received your letter, I had given up hope that anyone cared."
As I continue this work, to the best of my ability, I will not let another ever believe "no one cared."
Linda Dahl Weeks

My sentiments exactly. Lest WE Forget.

This memorial is not a governmental agency. We are a not-for-any-profit organization and we depend on funds from donations and personal grants for support.

If you would like to help keep this website free of ads and you support the way we remember our veterans, then please click the donate button, and thank you.

  Acknowledgements  

We are very grateful for the help received 2019 from Alvin Bolton, of Rochelle, a listing of McCulloch County veterans buried there.

We are very grateful for the list received 2021 from Sandra Lehman, of Eastland High, a listing of Eastland County veterans buried there that was compiled by EHS students and sponsors.

Special thanks to our friend Nancy Baker Almaguer [nba], of Brownwood, a volunteer genealogy researcher for us.

We are very grateful for the help received from Claudia Brown, Louann Hall, and Kyle Moseley of McCulloch Co.,
and Doris Dickerson and Ed Walker of Brown Co.,
and Kathy Druesedow and Patti Tice of Eastland Co.,
and Carl Langford and Ralph Terry of Coleman Co.,
and Fain McDaniel and Susan Luker of Comanche Co.,
and to Russ Pickett of Delaware.

  Donations  

We are very grateful for the donation received 2020 from Ms. Colleen Sparks, of Brownwood, Texas, of a PC and monitor.

We are very grateful for the donation received 2021 from Alfred Evans, of Comanche, two volumes listing Texas WW2 casualty deaths,
entitled "The World War II Fallen of Texas" Vol I & II edited by Alfred Evans.

We are very grateful for the donation received 2021 from Ms. Arline Barkett, of Early, Texas.


Curators:

Danny & Nancy Jones
(512) 924-8463

Brownwood, Brown, Texas, USA
To report errors or to comment use info@hotvetsmem.com,
to submit a deceased Heart of Texas veteran use the email.

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