DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair

What: DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair
Where: AT&T Stadium – One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
When: Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 11 AM – 3 PM

Register to Attend: https://rmvets.com/2EVaLvU

  • 100+ Job Opportunities (Managerial, Supervisory, Etc.)
  • 40+ Companies Attending (Fortune 500, Government, Etc.)

Can’t Attend? See online opportunities: https://rmvets.com/2EUZvzL

  • 230,000 Jobs Posted Online
  • 3,058,538 Employers Viewed Military Profiles

Why RecruitMilitary?

  • 85,000+ Jobs Offers Extended
  • 800+ Events
  • 17+ Years working with Vets and their Families

Exhibitor Attendee List: Participating Exhibitors

DAV/RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair May 10, 2018

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American Legion Night at the Ballpark

Join us for an American Legion Night at the Ballpark on Sunday, May 6th!

Each ticket will include:

  • All you can eat hot dogs, brats, peanuts, chip and Dr Pepper products from 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • RoughRiders souvenir
  • Best seat available

Deadline to get group pricing and seating is Friday, April 27th!

Go here to buy your tickets

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4th Annual Military Appreciation Day


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Badges of Honor




Folks living in the Third District of Texas have a proud, patriotic reputation, so it comes as no surprise that we also have a strong and active veteran community. Odds are that if you didn’t personally serve in the United States Armed Forces, you likely know a veteran or a current service member.

As a nation, we honor our faithful American veterans for defending freedom in many ways, including service medals. Sadly, many veterans and their families have trouble obtaining replacement medals if a medal is lost or stolen. Worse, some veterans never received their earned medal.

While my staff and I have worked with folks on this issue on a case-by-case basis over the years, not everyone knows that we offer this assistance. That is why my staff and I established the Badges of Honor Medals Event.

Later this month, on Monday, March 26th, we will be holding our next service medals event! My staff will be on hand to assist with the paperwork needed to begin the service medal request process. Third District veterans and their family members are welcome to come to the Plano District Office anytime between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm to start the service medal request process.

Please be aware that veterans needing assistance are asked to bring a copy of their DD214 form. In order to adhere to the Privacy Act of 1974, folks must also be prepared to sign a privacy release form.

Due to limited space, please RSVP by emailing Casey Quinn at casey.quinn@mail.house.gov or by calling my Plano office at 469-304- 0382.

If you are unable to attend the event and require assistance with earned service medals – or if you have any questions regarding the initiative or how to request assistance with veterans-related issues – please call my Plano office at 469-304-0382 so that we may coordinate a way to best serve you.

Plano Office
1255 W 15th Street, Suite 170
Plano, Texas 75075
Phone: (469) 304-0382
Fax: (469) 304-0392

My staff and I look forward to assisting more of our local hometown heroes so they can obtain the service medals they earned!

To all our service members – past and present – thank you for your service and sacrifice to our Great Nation.

God bless you and I salute you,


Sam Johnson

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Cops and Coffee

Officer Gene Willis

Officer Gene Willis, Frisco Police Department


Please join us for our first Evening Cops and Coffee on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Summer Moon (6943 Main St) from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. We hope to see you there and enjoy good conversation. #ServiceLearningLeading #coffeewithacop

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Division Oratorical

Mathew Welch, representing American Legion, Peter J Courcy, Post 178, placed 2nd in the 1st Division Oratorical competition.  Congratulations Mr. Welch!



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Post Namesake Memorial Anniversary

May he be forever remembered!

Army Cpl. Peter J. Courcy

Died February 2009 Serving in Operation Enduring Freedom

22, of Frisco, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Feb. 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

From an article by Chris Smith of The Leaf-Chronicle

Two 101st Airborne Division soldiers died Tuesday when an improvised explosive device exploded near their vehicle in Salerno, Afghanistan.

Spc. Peter J. Courcy, 22, of Frisco, Texas, and Pfc. Jason R. Watson, 19, of Many, La., died in Salerno from their injuries, according to a news release Thursday from the Department of Defense.

The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Campbell.

According to a Fort Campbell media release, Courcy was an infantryman who entered the Army in July 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2007. His awards and decorations include: the Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Air Assault Badge; Parachutist Badge and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.

Courcy is survived by his wife, Mara, of Colony, Texas; son, Anthony Luke, of Frisco, Texas; mother and step-father, Mary and Christopher Bush, of Frisco, Texas; and father, Jon Mitchell.

From The Associated Press

Peter J. Courcy’s best friend, Otto Bauer, laughed as he remembered meeting Peter in 2001 on a school bus.

“He was one of a kind, and we just hit it off right away and quickly became close,” Bauer said. “He was always a goofy kid and had a strong personality.”

Courcy, 22, of Frisco, Texas, was killed Feb. 10 by a suicide car bomb in Salerno. He was assigned to Fort Campbell.

Courcy’s former principal remembers his upbeat presence and fervor for life. “He was a good student, but he was an even better person,” Rick Burnett said. “That was reflective in the fact that he served his country.”

After graduating in 2004, he played amateur hockey for the Dallas Ice Hawks while taking classes at community colleges until enlisting in 2006.

“We always knew that’s what he wanted and needed,” said his father, Chris. “He needed to be in the Army just as much as the Army needed him, and he thrived there.”

He was a Dallas Cowboys nut and signed on for another five years of service, hoping to join the Special Forces.

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End of Watch

From the Richardson Police Department Facebook Page

Officer Sherrard End of Watch

Officer David Sherrard (37 years old) was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday evening (02/0718) responding to a disturbance at 4250 E. Renner Rd (Breckinridge Point Apartments). Officer Sherrard was a 13 year veteran and member of our SWAT Unit. He exemplified the professionalism, heroism, and strong character inherent in all Richardson police officers. We are grieving and deeply hurt by this loss. We are grateful for the outpouring of support by the public and continue to ask for prayers for Officer Sherrard’s family and friends.#RichardsonBlue

Additionally a civilian( now identified as 30-year-old Rene Gamez) also died. Gamez was living in the apartment where a stand-off with police and the suspect occurred.

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Happy 108th Birthday Boy Scouts

Post 178 is proud to wish our scouts a Happy 108th Birthday

Pack 178 Troop 178 Crew 178

The Boy Scouts of America – one hundred years young and still going strong! Celebrate the adventure and continue the journey as Scouting launches its 108th year.


While walking the misty streets of London in 1909, American businessman William Boyce lost his way. A boy offered to guide him to his destination. Boyce wanted to pay him, but the boy explained that he was a Scout, and that Scouts do not accept money for doing good turns.

Eager to learn more, Mr. Boyce met with Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain. Boyce knew that boys back home would like the idea, so he brought Scouting to the United States. Papers incorporating the Boy Scouts of America were signed on February 8, 1910 – the date celebrated as the official birthday of the BSA.

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DFW National Cemetery – Retreat the Wreaths

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