March 25, 2015

William Sherley Scott

William Sherley Scott
January 12, 1856 - McKinney, Texas
August 31, 1941 - San Antonio, Texas

United States Army Brigadier General

GPS Coordinates
29° 28.563, -098° 25.957

Section B
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio

March 22, 2015

James J. Nash

James J. Nash
1875 - Louisville, Kentucky
June 11, 1927 - San Antonio, Texas

Spanish-American War Medal of Honor

Citation
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

GPS Coordinates
29° 25.276, -098° 28.076

Section I
San Antonio National Cemetery
San Antonio

March 18, 2015

Charles Walker "Tex" Harrison

Charles Walker Harrison
January 20, 1933 - Gary, Indiana
November 20, 2014 - Houston, Texas

Basketball player
*Harlem Globetrotters (1954-1972)

Note: Charles Harrison's grave is presently unmarked.

GPS Coordinates
29° 50.167, -095° 19.482

Block D
Golden Gate Cemetery
Houston

March 15, 2015

Robert Tralles Herres

Robert Tralles Herres
December 1, 1932- Denver, Colorado
July 24, 2008 - San Antonio, Texas

United States Air Force General
First Commander-in-Chief of the United States Space Command

GPS Coordinates
29° 28.569, -098° 25.976

Section AI
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio

March 11, 2015

James E. Robinson

James E. Robinson
July 10, 1918 - Toledo, Ohio
April 6, 1945 - Untergriesheim, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

World War II Medal of Honor

Citation
He was a field artillery forward observer attached to Company A, 253d Infantry, near Untergriesheim, Germany, on 6 April 1945. Eight hours of desperate fighting over open terrain swept by German machinegun, mortar, and small-arms fire had decimated Company A, robbing it of its commanding officer and most of its key enlisted personnel when 1st Lt. Robinson rallied the 23 remaining uninjured riflemen and a few walking wounded, and, while carrying his heavy radio for communication with American batteries, led them through intense fire in a charge against the objective. Ten German infantrymen in foxholes threatened to stop the assault, but the gallant leader killed them all at point-blank range with rifle and pistol fire and then pressed on with his men to sweep the area of all resistance. Soon afterward he was ordered to seize the defended town of Kressbach. He went to each of the 19 exhausted survivors with cheering words, instilling in them courage and fortitude, before leading the little band forward once more. In the advance he was seriously wounded in the throat by a shell fragment, but, despite great pain and loss of blood, he refused medical attention and continued the attack, directing supporting artillery fire even though he was mortally wounded. Only after the town had been taken and he could no longer speak did he leave the command he had inspired in victory and walk nearly 2 miles to an aid station where he died from his wound. By his intrepid leadership 1st Lt. Robinson was directly responsible for Company A's accomplishing its mission against tremendous odds.

GPS Coordinates
29° 28.661, -098° 25.819

Section T
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio