Woman Finds Aid Through American GI Forum
By Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News  

SAN ANTONIO — At the end of December, Rebecca Plimpton and her young son were weeks from being homeless.

She'd just graduated from Ashford University, but there wasn't enough money from her minimum-wage job and Army reservist duty pay for Plimpton and her 6-year-old son to get by.

The possibility of a bleak future changed when she heard Chelsea McKinney of the American GI Forum speak at a weekend drill class. More>  

Happy 66th Anniversary American GI Forum! 

March 26, 1948-March 26-2014 

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State Conference Set for Seguin June 12-14, 2014 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. – (Seguin, TX) J.P. Amador, Seguin Manuel Castilla Chapter Commander and 2014 State Conference Chair and his committee are finalizing plans for this year’s upcoming state Conference. Conference Headquarters will be located at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1501 Hwy 46 North, Seguin.  More> Forms>

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Commander's Update

 On American GI Forum Anniversary, Sen. Cornyn Introduces Resolution Honoring Founder Hector P. Garcia

Resolution Commends the Mission of Garcia and the Forum to End Discrimination of U.S. Veterans

American GI Forum Report: WASHINGTON, DC—On the anniversary of the founding of the American GI Forum, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today introduced a resolution honoring founder Hector P. Garcia and commending the mission, goals and ideals of the American GI Forum. Read More> 

Manuel Nunez, Fort Stockton, AGIF Pioneer Dies

AGIF Report: FORT STOCKTON, TX – Mr. Manuel Nunez; a long time American GI Forum (AGIF) of Texas member passed away April 2, 2014 he was 94. Mr. Nunez, founder of the Ft. Stockton GI Forum Chapter dedicated his life to family, church and the American GI Forum. He helped and served as part of the NVOP network in Ft. Stockton when the program first started. Read More> 

American GI Forum Members to Join Thousands at Dedication of Capitol Monument Honoring Texas Vietnam Veterans

Unveiling and “Welcome Home Fair” scheduled Sat. March 29th 10:00 – 3:00 at the Capitol

AGIF Texas, Inc. Report: Austin, Texas: AGIF State Leadership and members from throughout the State are scheduled to join with local members and other thousands at the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial honoring all brave Americans who fought and special tribute to those who died in Vietnam. More>>

AGIF Commander Reports on National Mid-Year
Greeting Fellow Members of this GREAT Texas State American GI Forum!

AGIF Texas, Inc. Report: LAS VEGAS, Nevada – National Commander Luis Contes’  2014 American GI Forum National Mid-Year Conference was held in Las Vegas NV at the Alexis Park Resort is now history. Our meeting started on Thursday, March 20 and ended on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Fifteen Texas members attending represented you with excellence, John and Lupe Martinez, Cesar Ruiz, Gil and Lupe Rodriguez, Tony and Gullermia Morales, Paul and Peggy Hererra, Betty Mancheco, Stephanie Lefthand, Sylvia and Freddie Garza, Bob Sanchez and past State Commander Larry Perez. Thank you for supporting your attending Texas members!! Read More>>

Unveiling of a Historical Plaque Honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital

AGIF National, State, Local Members, Officials, Dignitaries, and Local Citizens Celebrate

CORPUS CHRISTI — Wanda Garcia spoke to a group of family, friends and veterans gathered to watch a Texas Historical Commission plaque unveiled in his honor Friday about how he looked out for his patients, some of whom experienced discrimination during medical treatment.

The plaque is located at Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, where Garcia began his practice in 1945 and where a hospital wing bears his name. Read Article>  Photos>

AGIF/TX, Robstown Officals, Residents Celebrate Dedication of the American GI Forum Village $12M Renovation

CORPUS CHRISTI — South Texas officials gathered in Robstown at noon Friday, February 28th to dedicate the newly renovated American GI Forum Village. National Commander Luis Vazquez Contez and National Chairwoman Patsy Vazquez Contes as well as State Commander John Martinez, State Chairwoman Tina L. Olivares and State and National Youth Chair Stephanie Lefthand were present at the opening ceremony of the American GI Forum Village. Many commanders, chairs, and members from local and out-of-town chapters were also present. Article>   Photos>

From the AGIF Women

AGIF Awards Scholarships to Veterans on the Anniversary of Founder's 100th Birthday
Beatrice Perez Women's Chapter

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., Corpus Chrisiti, TX – Members of the American GI Forum State and National joined the Beatrice Perez Women’s Chapter as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of their founder’s birthday Friday January 17, 2014  with their annual Veterans Scholarship Awards Ceremony.Read Article>>  See Photos>

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