Southeast Texas Veterans Bios “Last of the Greatest” Series. Lester Trauth Sr. WWII

World War II Veteran Biographies Southeast Texas Lester Trauth Senior – US Army D-Day Veteran In honor of our Southeasgt Texas Veterans, we will be sharing some of our favorite interviews with Golden Triangle senior veterans. Our SETX Seniors “Last of the Greatest” series continues today with a profile of Lumberton World War II veteran Lester Trauth Sr. Lester is a US Army veteran of the European campaign and a D-Day Veteran. His World War II experience is like a real... Read More

Honoring Our Southeast Texas Veterans: George T. Sanner, U.S. Army Retired

Southeast Texas Veteran Biography – George T. Sanner, United States Army For some Southeast Texas veterans, military service was a calling they rose to in our nation’s time of need. For some, military service became a lifelong career. For George T. Sanner of Village Mills (Wildwood), service in the U.S. Army was a career that lasted almost three decades and that took him to three continents. George began his career in the Army with the Army Air Corps in Newfoundland with.... Read More

Southeast Texas Veteran’s Memorial

In Southeast Texas, we are fortunate to have the active and influential Southeast Texas Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 292. The members teamed with the Jefferson County Commissioners Court and the Ben J. Rogers Visitor Center to bring Southeast Texas a beautiful memorial commemorating veterans of all generations. Sculptor Ron Petitt was chosen and commissioned to create a veterans memorial to honor all American veterans. Petitt’s unique design incorporates a 6′ black... Read More

Southeast Texas Veterans’ Memorials

Southeast Texas has a rich history of military service. Our boys (and more than a few of our girls) left their family farms, school, and good jobs in the oil fields and refineries to serve in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and beyond. Many did not return. Many more have gone on peacefully at home, never having had a chance to share their stories. This time of year, families look to honor our veterans. To say, “I remember”. There are a number of veteran’s memorials throughout... Read More

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