Military Hero

April Military Hero

Private First Class Army Veteran Harold Slavik is your Military Hero for the month of April.

Harold Slavik is your Military Hero for the month of April. Standing at nearly 6’1” as an eighth-grader Harold excelled at sports, from baseball, basketball, volleyball, and track. He stayed busy not just…

March Military Hero: Louisa Rosalez

The US Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes the month of March as Women’s Veterans Month, with women making up around 16 to 19 percent of the United States Military.

VICTORIA, Texas -Louisa Rosalez is your Military Hero for the month of March. Rosalez was born and raised in Corpus Christi. She joined the United States Army Reserves in 1986 and ended up…

February's Military Hero

Navy Veteran Tom Vatter is your Military Hero for February 2022.

VICTORIA, Texas - Chief Petty Naval Officer Tom Vatter is your Military Hero for the month of February. Tom joined the United States Navy in 1963, a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis,…

January's Military Hero

Milton Shambo is your first Military Hero of 2022.

VICTORIA, Texas - Milton Shambo is your Military Hero for January, the first one in 2022. Born in Alabama Milton is from the small town of Robertsdale. He wanted to advance his education…

December's Military Hero

J.R. Pena is this month's Military Hero

VICTORIA, Texas - J.R. Pena is this month’s military hero. J.R. joined the Navy right out of high school heading off to boot camp just two weeks after graduation from Lolita High School.…

November's Military Hero

Joseph Olive is this month's Military Hero

VICTORIA, Texas - Joseph Olive is this month's military hero, with a plethora of experiences while he served in the Air Force. His interest to join the military started while he…

Victoria native celebrates 102 birthday

George Hyak, also a Army veteran, had a parade celebrating this birthday milestone

VICTORIA, Texas - George Hyak is a longtime Victoria resident and Army veteran who celebrated turning 102 on Sunday. Community members came together and celebrated Hyak with a parade outside of his…

Organization that saves animals in Afghanistan trying to leave safely

Nowzad, a non-profit that reunites animals with U.S. military service members is now trying to get their staff and animals to safety

KABUL, Afghanistan - Nowzad, a non-profit organization based in Kabul, Afghanistan has reunited cats and dogs that once roamed the streets of Afghanistan with military service members who befriended the animals. As…

Victoria Veterans organize prayer event

The event will be August 26, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at 4802 John Stockbauer Dr,

VICTORIA, Texas - Colonel Mike Petrash and Petty Officer Will Martin decided that they wanted to do something for veterans here in Victoria after witnessing the recent events in Afghanistan.…

A Bloomington native is the July Military Hero

VICTORIA, Texas - A Bloomington native is the July Military Hero. Eric Salinas joined the military in 2007 and was deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Bloomington native had…

Military Hero: Raul 'Roy' Martinez

Raul "Roy" Martinez is the Military Hero for the month of June

VICTORIA, Texas - This month's military hero is Raul "Roy" Martinez. Martinez said he knew he wasn't going to college so after he graduated high school he signed up to…

Military Hero: Clint Maddox

VICTORIA, Texas - Clint Maddox is the Military Hero for the month of May. "I was a Supply Sergeant in the Army," Maddox said.  "I supplied a battalion and I had…

Military Hero: George Dawdy

PORT LAVACA, Texas - George Dawdy is our Military Hero for the month of April.  In 1963, the Lubbock native was about to graduate from Calhoun County High School but he…

Military Hero: James Barnette

James Barnette is the March Military Hero.

VICTORIA, Texas - James Barnette is this month's Military Hero. The Victoria native and Victoria High School graduate was 18 years old when he was drafted into the military.  "I was…

Military Hero: Theresa 'Boggess

GOLIAD, Texas - Theresa 'Boggess is the Military Hero of February. The 50-year-old Goliad resident served as a medical specialist for five years. "I went in in '89 and so I…

Military Heroes honored for help during COVID spike

A barbecue dinner took place to honor military heroes and medical staff

A dinner was held at the Soiree on 212 S Main St. honoring military heroes, doctors, and medical staff for the care they provided when Victoria had…