997 – Vietnam Vet Luis Lopez leads the way in Mission, Texas


Vietnam Vet and member of the Catholic War Veterans of Mission, Texas Luis Lopez

Episode 997 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be a continuation of its primary mission of extolling the virtues of the Vietnam Veteran Generation, one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country and one that has continued to serve despite the lack of appreciation from that country. A story about one of those veterans from Mission, Texas comes from reporter Trason Bragg of KRGV channel 5 TV of Weslaco titled: Veterans Concerned Over Fence Damage.

Luis Lopez is a native of Mission, Texas and lived there all his life except for a four year hitch he served in the Air Force. Back in the sixties he was called to serve and despite the fact he was married and had a child he proudly went off to serve the country he loved. One of those years in the Air Force took him to Vietnam. He often thanks God for his safe return home to Mission and his family.

Upon leaving the military he went home and continued to serve his country in Mission as a proud American citizen. One of the things he did there was to join the Catholic War Veterans which is officially known as the Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America. It is a national service organization of baptized Catholics that have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Founded in 1935, the Catholic War Veterans are dedicated to serving all service members regardless and their families regardless of their religion.

Luis became an active member of the organization and he said this about what they do on a regular basis: “We help widows, we help any members that are sick, in the hospital or that are ill. We also help the churches. We give donations to the churches.”

Recently something happened to the Catholic War Veterans facility there in Mission that is causing problems.

Discover what this outstanding Vietnam Veteran Luis Lopez is doing about the situation in episode 997.

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