Veterans and heroes, the words go together like peanut butter and jelly, said Roy Angermiller, U.S. Army veteran and recipient of two Purple Hearts.
Angermiller, who served during the Vietnam War, was the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex.
“What does it take to be a hero?” pondered Angermiller, concluding every person who has served has the qualities of a hero, whether they sat behind a desk, organized operations, fought, or lost their lives in battle.
He spoke of the pain and fear experienced by the families of soldiers, as they wait for word about their loved ones, and the many sacrifices families make to support the military.
Angermiller is a graduate of Uvalde High School, served as the rodeo coach of Southwest Texas Junior College for 38 years, and is the senior vice president of Hondo National Bank located in Uvalde. He served in the U.S.Army from 1968 until 1970.
He told of leaving San Antonio on a bus approximately 51 years ago, heading for El Paso, where after 10 or 11 hours, he arrived at Fort Bliss for basic training.
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