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Old 06-28-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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Default San Antonio Street Names and their History

For those of you who have ever been curious...here's some info on Cleto Rodriguez (Section of US 90).

Rodriguez, Cleto
World War II
Rank and organization:

Technical Sergeant (then Private), U.S. Army, Company B,
148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division.

Place and date: Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Islands,
9 February 1945.

Entered service at: San Antonio, Tex.

Birth: San Marcos, Tex.

G.O. No.: 97, 1 November 1945.

Citation:

He was an automatic rifleman when his unit attacked the strongly
defended Paco Railroad Station during the battle for Manila,
Philippine Islands.

While making a frontal assault across an open field, his platoon
was halted 100 yards from the station by intense enemy fire.

On his own initiative, he left the platoon, accompanied by a comrade,
and continued forward to a house 60 yards from the objective.

Although under constant enemy observation, the 2 men remained
in this position for an hour, firing at targets of opportunity, killing
more than 35 hostile soldiers and wounding many more.

Moving closer to the station and discovering a group of Japanese replacements attempting to reach pillboxes, they opened heavy fire, killed more than 40 and stopped all subsequent attempts to man the emplacements.

Enemy fire became more intense as they advanced to within 20 yards
of the station. Then, covered by his companion, Pvt. Rodriguez boldly
moved up to the building and threw 5 grenades through a doorway
killing 7 Japanese, destroying a 20_mm. gun and
wrecking a heavy machinegun.

With their ammunition running low, the 2 men started to return
to the American lines, alternately providing covering fire for
each other's withdrawal.

During this movement, Pvt. Rodriguez' companion was killed.

In 2 l/2 hours of fierce fighting the intrepid team killed more than 82 Japanese, completely disorganized their defense, and paved the way for the subsequent overwhelming defeat of the enemy at this strongpoint.

Two days later, Pvt. Rodriguez again enabled his comrades to advance
when he single-handedly killed 6 Japanese and destroyed a well_
placed 20_mm. gun by his outstanding skill with his weapons,
gallant determination to destroy the enemy, and heroic courage in the
face of tremendous odds, Pvt. Rodriguez, on 2 occasions, materially
aided the advance of our troops in Manila.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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WOW!

Get em Cleto! Now thats an American.

Im glad I read that.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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The street names in Alamo Ranch are all named after famous people who had something to do with the Alamo.

Here is ours:

MARTIN, ALBERT (1808-1836). Albert Martin, Alamo defender and officer of the Alamo garrison, son of Joseph S. and Abbey B. Martin, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 6, 1808. He moved to Gonzales, Texas, in 1835, by way of Tennessee and New Orleans, following his father and older brothers. In Gonzales he ran a general store. At the outbreak of the Texas revolution,qv Martin was one of the "Old Eighteen," defenders of the Gonzales "Come and Take It" cannon.qv He was part of the Texas force that besieged San Antonio de Béxar (see SIEGE OF BEXAR) in the autumn of 1835. By December 19, 1835, he was back in Gonzales recovering from a foot injury inflicted by an ax.

Martin returned to Bexar sometime before the Alamo siege. On February 23, 1836, the first day of the siege, he was sent by Lt. Col. William B. Travisqv as an emissary to the Mexican force. He met Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna'sqv adjutant, Col. Juan N. Almonte,qv who rejected Martin's invitation to come to the Alamo and speak directly to Travis. On the following day, Martin left the Alamo carrying Travis's famous letter "To the People of Texas." He passed the message to Lancelot Smitherqv in Gonzales. Martin returned to the Alamo with the relief force from Gonzales and arrived on March 1, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamoqv on March 6, 1836.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:13 PM
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Location: Los Angeles California
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For those of you who have ever been curious...here's some info on Cleto Rodriguez (Section of US 90).

Rodriguez, Cleto
World War II
Rank and organization:

Technical Sergeant (then Private), U.S. Army, Company B,
148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division.

Place and date: Paco Railroad Station, Manila, Philippine Islands,
9 February 1945.

Entered service at: San Antonio, Tex.

Birth: San Marcos, Tex.

G.O. No.: 97, 1 November 1945.

Citation:

He was an automatic rifleman when his unit attacked the strongly
defended Paco Railroad Station during the battle for Manila,
Philippine Islands.

While making a frontal assault across an open field, his platoon
was halted 100 yards from the station by intense enemy fire.

On his own initiative, he left the platoon, accompanied by a comrade,
and continued forward to a house 60 yards from the objective.

Although under constant enemy observation, the 2 men remained
in this position for an hour, firing at targets of opportunity, killing
more than 35 hostile soldiers and wounding many more.

Moving closer to the station and discovering a group of Japanese replacements attempting to reach pillboxes, they opened heavy fire, killed more than 40 and stopped all subsequent attempts to man the emplacements.

Enemy fire became more intense as they advanced to within 20 yards
of the station. Then, covered by his companion, Pvt. Rodriguez boldly
moved up to the building and threw 5 grenades through a doorway
killing 7 Japanese, destroying a 20_mm. gun and
wrecking a heavy machinegun.

With their ammunition running low, the 2 men started to return
to the American lines, alternately providing covering fire for
each other's withdrawal.

During this movement, Pvt. Rodriguez' companion was killed.

In 2 l/2 hours of fierce fighting the intrepid team killed more than 82 Japanese, completely disorganized their defense, and paved the way for the subsequent overwhelming defeat of the enemy at this strongpoint.

Two days later, Pvt. Rodriguez again enabled his comrades to advance
when he single-handedly killed 6 Japanese and destroyed a well_
placed 20_mm. gun by his outstanding skill with his weapons,
gallant determination to destroy the enemy, and heroic courage in the
face of tremendous odds, Pvt. Rodriguez, on 2 occasions, materially
aided the advance of our troops in Manila.
Thank you for that moment of history! I'm also curious about the Jose Lopez fwy, which is the 37 south from downtown, i think. also the mcdermott frwy?
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Many streets downtown are named for the "Founding Fathers of Texas": Houston, Travis, Navarro... or defenders of the Alamo: Crockett, Bowie, etc.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Harry Wurzbach (along with Wurzbach Pkwy) is named for, guess who? Harry Wurzbach was the first native Texan to win election to Congress as a Republican. He was also a volunteer in the Texas Infantry during the Spanish American War. (Harry M. Wurzbach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

But DID YOU KNOW...NW Military Hwy and the segment of Loop 410 between Harry Wurzbach and NW Military all used to be called Harry Wurzbach Hwy?
(http://www.texasfreeway.com/SanAnton...io_highres.jpg)
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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McDermott was named after Robert McDermott, a Brig. General who headed USAA for many years. He was a big force in the purchase of the SA Spurs from Red McCombs. He also helped with bringing Fiesta Texas (not Six Flags) to San Antonio. He died in 2006.
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:33 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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a street on westside...Raybon...a gentleman who help do alot of development in the area....if im not mistaken
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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raybon is on the northeast side and goes between Eisenhauer and walzem. Which were both named for the farms the roads led to.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:46 AM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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That is why SA streets for the most part are not on a grid, they follow the old cattle trails.
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