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Rudy Elizondo
December 11, 2013 | 2,343 views | Post a comment

In my recent article, “You can be all you want to be,” I have been asked about the reason for several actions and undertakings I wrote about. I hope this information will clarify those questions.

My trips to various countries were primarily due to my annual requirement for training cruises with the U.S. Naval Reserve. One of my trips was to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which has been in the news lately. The trip to Guatemala was a vacation trip with my wife Gloria and children, Ronald and Velma. My wife’s sister, Annie, had married an aviator with the Guatemala Air Force. They met when he was heading the Defense Language Institute at the Lackland Training Annex on Medina Base where Annie worked at the Officer Training Annex Officers Club.

My trips to various cities were vacation trips with my wife and children. One trip to Guatemala was when Velma was 6 years old. Ronald celebrated his 12th birthday there. The various cities we visited included Colorado Springs, where we visited the U.S. Air Force Academy. On a trip to Norfolk, Va., a local bar had a sign posted that read “No Dogs Nor Sailors Allowed.” I hope such a sentiment no longer exists.

While working in various positions in the Lackland accounting and finance office, I was on the school board of the Lackland Independent School District. Our funding came from Washington, D.C., not the local authorities. As a result, a fellow board member and I made frequent trips to Washington for funding requests. On some of these trips, Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez invited us to have lunch with him in the congressional dining room in the U.S. Capitol. On one of those trips I was invited by Congressman Jake Pickle to testify before Congress about my personal experience with Head Start. I explained that in the Floresville grammar school, we were not allowed to speak Spanish on the school grounds and that eventually we overcame all the obstacles that lack of English proficiency created. We eventually surpassed all expectations.

You can be all you want to be.

Rudy Elizondo is Julia Castro’s nephew and formerly of Floresville.
 

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