This is to inform you that National Commander Larry Romo’s Father passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018. On behalf of our Texas State Commander, the State Board of Directors and the members we offer our condolences to the Romo Family. Mr. Jose Romo was 89 years old. Our thoughts and prayers are with Commander Romo and his Family. May his father Rest in Peace.
Below is some of the information we have so far.
Visitation SEP 9. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Mission Park Funeral Chapels Cherry Ridge 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. San Antonio, TX, US, 78230
Vigil Service SEP 9. 07:00 PM Mission Park Funeral Chapels Cherry Ridge 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. San Antonio, TX, US, 78230
Interment SEP 10. 09:00 AM Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery 1520 Harry Wurzbach San Antonio, TX, US,
John McCain American Hero Acknowledgement Resolution
WHEREAS, the American GI Forum of the United States established in 1948 to address Mexican American veterans and their families Civil Rights issues, and
WHEREAS, the American GI Forum of the United States was Congressionally Chartered in 1998, becoming a greater voice in the halls of Congress in behalf of veterans, and
WHEREAS, the American GI Forum is committed to upholding the Constitution of the United States, including rights related to protecting the individual rights of all citizens, and,
WHEREAS, The American GI Forum proudly and whole-heartedly supports our military members, and
WHEREAS, John S. McCain entered the Nava l Academy in June of 1954. He served in the United States Navy until 1981, and
WHEREAS, He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the United States Senate in 1986, and
WHEREAS, He was the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 2008 election, and
WHEREAS, He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and
WHEREAS, U.S. Senator John McCain was born August 29, 1936, and is an American hero serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat he was first elected to in 1986, and
WHEREAS, John McCain followed his father and grandfather both four-star admirals into the U.S. Navy. He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War,he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestall fire, and
WHEREAS, While McCain was on a bombing mission over Hanoi in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture and refused an out of-sequence early repatriation offer. The wounds that he sustained during war have left him with lifelong physical disabilities. He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics, and
WHEREAS, While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain at times has had a media reputation as a "maverick" for his willingness to disagree with his party on certain issues .. He is also known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief that the Iraq War should have been fought to a successful conclusion. McCain has chaired the Senate Commerce Committee, and he opposed pork barrel spending. He was a member of the bipartisan group known as the Gang of 14 who played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations, and
WHEREAS, In July 2017, he was diagnosed with brain cancer; since the diagnosis he has taken a reduced role in the Senate, and
WHEREAS, John McCain is a Veteran American Hero who has dedicated his life to promoting partisan issues to put country before party, and
RESOLVED; The American GI Forum meeting held on July 27, 2018 passed this resolution to acknowledge its appreciative for his contributions and long dedication to public service, for veterans and for the United States of America. Thank you for your service and may the Almighty keep you always in his Good Graces.
RESOLVED, This resolution be forwarded to Senator John McCain's office and any other interested parties.