The SAR Magazine

Spring 2019

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XX SAR MAGAZINE proceeded by bus to the beginning of the parade route. The parade is more than 2.5 miles long and was attended by more than 30,000 people. This year, there were more than 200 units in the parade. Thankfully, SAR was No. 58. This year, the parade moved more slowly, so there was much more time to interact with the crowd, and the spectators loved it. Bernardo de Galvez Chapter Texas City (Tex.) Mayor Matthew Doyle presented Bernardo de Galvez Chapter President Bill Adriance with a proclamation naming Feb. 22 as President George Washington's Birthday. Present, above from left, were Treasurer Gene Shaner, Color Guard Commander Larry Tidwell, Adriance and Secretary John Hamlin. Dallas Chapter Compatriots Tom Whitelock and Jerry Pinkerton of the Dallas Chapter served in the color guard and posted the colors at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge annual awards banquet on Feb. 21. Edmund Terrill Chapter On Jan. 12, 2019, Wade Graves, Harvey Davis and Ted Wilson attended the Texomas Valley District (Grayson County, Texas, and Bryan County, Oklahoma) Eagle Scout Recognition for 25 Scouts from the Western Heights Church of Christ. Each new Eagle Scout was presented with a certificate and a numbered Eagle Statue by the chapter. The Scouts included Troop 3 – William Myers and Benjamin Cole; Troop 15 – Joshua Williams, Cable Hall, Justin Smith and Noel Cobb; Troop 26 – Keith Stephan and Dorald Wood; Troop 42 – Ryan Knabe, Robert Thomas and Clayton Taylor; Troop 44 – Richard Mustard III and Michael Day; Troop 93 – Benjamin Wilde; Troop 605 – James Turean, Landon Schilli, Skyelar Speed, Corey Wilson and Clayton Steudeman; Troop 615 – Sean Reyes and Justin Nicholas; Troop 634 – Casey Hill, Aaron Fretwell II, Thrush Beazer and Max Bledsoe. The Edmund Terrill Chapter celebrated its 35th birthday in January. Compatriots from the McKinney Chapter attended and posted the colors. Present were Ted Wilson, John Greer, Don Babbs and David Kinsey. William J. Woods, who was a charter member, cut the cake and spoke a few words. He said, "Over the years, the chapter has remained strong and growing. I'm proud of the chapter's achievements." Major K.M. Van Zandt Chapter Thomas Morgan Woodward, an emeritus member of the Major K.M. Van Zandt Chapter (Fort Worth), died at his home in Paso Robles, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 22. Morgan, the third of five sons, was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Fort Worth. Woodward was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He returned to the military during the Korean War as a lieutenant in special services. Woodward enjoyed a 40-plus-year career in Hollywood and was best known for his recurring role on the TV show Dallas as Marvin "Punk" Anderson from 1980-89. He also played the silent, sunglasses-wearing "man with no eyes," Boss Godfrey, in Cool Hand Luke (1967). He also had a record 19 guest appearances on Gunsmoke. One of Woodward's longest television roles was comprised of 42 episodes between 1958-61 on the ABC series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, as the deputy/sidekick "Shotgun" Gibbs. He also made 12 guest appearances on Wagon Train between 1958-65 and guest starred in two episodes of the original Star Trek. His prolific television career included Bonanza, The Waltons, The Lucy Show (with John Wayne guest starring) and Hill Street Blues. For his contribution to the Western genre, Woodward received the Golden Lariat Award at the National Western Film Festival as well as the prestigious Golden Boot Award from the Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Fund. In 2009, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. In 1986, he was inducted into the Order of West Range of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. The Fielder House Museum in Arlington, Texas, houses a large portion of his film and TV memorabilia. On March 18, Woodward would have celebrated his 75th anniversary as an SAR member. His father, Dr. Valin R. Woodward Sr., along with his uncle, Dr. Cicero S. Woodward, co-founded the Texas Society newsletter, The Texas Compatriot. Dr. Valin Woodward joined the Maj. K.M. Van Zandt Chapter in Fort Worth, and in 1938, he transferred to become a charter member of the Arlington Chapter. Woodward was a great benefactor to the Arlington Historical Society and its special project to recognize the Arlington citizens in World War II and Korean War. North Texas Kenneth Dayle Farris was born in Dodson, Collingsworth County, Texas, on Aug. 24, 1925. He graduated from Dodson High School before joining the U.S. Army on Jan. 11, 1944, at Lubbock, Texas. He and Erma Lee Hunt married shortly before he left for Europe. At t he Battle of Hürtgen Forest, 19- year-old Pvt. Farris was declared missing in action on Nov. 28, 1944, and on Nov. 29, 1945, declared killed in action. The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was fought from Sept. 19 to Dec. 16, 1944. It was the longest battle on German soil during World War II, resulting in at least 33,000 killed, wounded or missing. Due to the tremendous number of casualties during the Battle of the Bulge (89,500), the battle of Hürtgen Forest seems all but forgotten. In November 1944, Company B, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division—the unit of Pvt. Farris—arrived at the Hürtgen Forest. Not long after, during the fierce fighting, 34 SAR MAGAZINE

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