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Old 07-12-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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The post about our Foodie Sunny Anderson on the Food Network got me thinking about the unsung heros, celebs and individuals of great accomplishment that got their start in our humble hometown.

As a Rear Admiral, William McRaven headed up Task Force 121 who was responsible for capturing Saddam Hussein.

Here's a career success story about newly promotely Lt. Admiral, Bill McRaven.....graduated from Theodore Roosevelt HS in 1973. Always kind and gracious, Admiral McRaven has had quite a career. He may very well be one of our next Joint Chiefs of Staff. Watch for him!

Here a link:

US Navy Biographies - VICE ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN

One on his book about Special Ops:

Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Spec Ops, by William H. McRaven, Paperback, Reissue


Anyone else have some local greats to share!
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Nice post. I had a neighbor who was a flying tiger during WW2. I don't think it is appropriate to print his name however, just recently deceased Gen. Tex Hill was an original flying tiger who flew in China in the 1930's with Gen. Chenualt. Later he and my neighbor flew together. Tex Hill was an ace pilot. His father, a Presbyterian minister was the first radio evangelist on WOAI radio in the 1920's. His father also wore 6 shooters and rode with the Texas Rangers. E-Mail cat.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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Nice post. I had a neighbor who was a flying tiger during WW2. I don't think it is appropriate to print his name however, just recently deceased Gen. Tex Hill was an original flying tiger who flew in China in the 1930's with Gen. Chenualt. Later he and my neighbor flew together. Tex Hill was an ace pilot. His father, a Presbyterian minister was the first radio evangelist on WOAI radio in the 1920's. His father also wore 6 shooters and rode with the Texas Rangers. E-Mail cat.
GY....I think it's ok as long as they are a published or public figure. You are wise to protect his identity for his family's sake. I should have thought about that.
A six shooter, gun totin', Texas Ranger, radio evangelist for a dad? He came from hearty stock!!!
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