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Nov 11, 2020 Newsletter

As Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” We owe our nation’s veterans an unrepayable debt of gratitude. Thanks to the extraordinary bravery of our men and women in uniform, the United States of America remains, unequivocally, the greatest nation on earth and a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world.

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

FORT WORTH, TX Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today delivered Valentine’s Day cards from students at the Cleburne Independent School District to veterans at the Fort Worth Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinic. Participating schools include Adams, Gerard, Santa Fe and Irving Elementary Schools, along with those from TEAM School and Cleburne High School.

Nov 7, 2019 In The News

Glen Rose resident Melissa Graddick said she knew she’d found her calling in December 2016 after gazing across the grounds of the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park in Virginia.

“I saw these beautiful wreaths sitting on these graves of Civil War soldiers,” Graddick said. “I took a picture and went over and picked one up and the tag on it read Wreaths Across America.”

Before that, Graddick had never heard of the organization.

Nov 5, 2019 In The News

FORT HOOD — The day began with overcast skies, soon followed by a light rain. But by the time the ceremony began, the sun was shining and the U.S. flags at the Nov. 5, 2009, Memorial were flapping in the breeze.

Roughly 200 people had gathered at the memorial: Family members and friends of the 13 who were killed and 31 wounded 10 years ago by ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan; survivors, to include the Department of the Army policeman who ended Hasan’s shooting spree; U.S. Congressmen; members of the community; and members of the committee who made the memorial possible.

Oct 31, 2019 In The News

“When our world needed him most, he and his fellow Soldiers answered the call and put their lives on the line in service to the greatest generation,” Congressman Roger Williams, District 25, told the crowd gathered Friday to honor Jose Manzano-Somera.

Manzano-Somera, of Georgetown, was presented with the highest honor bestowed to a civilian – the Congressional Gold Medal, during a ceremony at the West Atrium inside III Corps Headquarters, surrounded by his family and friends.

Oct 29, 2019 Press Release

FORT HOOD, TXCongressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today joined Vice President Mike Pence at Fort Hood to participate in a veterans roundtable and training demonstrations.

Congressman Williams released the following statement:

Oct 25, 2019 Press Release

FORT HOOD, TXCongressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II Veteran Jose Monzano Somera at Fort Hood. Mr. Somera served from 1944-1946 with units of the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East against Japanese Imperial Forces, later enlisting in the Philippine Scouts, a regular Army unit, from August 1946 until April 1949.

Congressman Williams released the following statement:

Oct 25, 2019 In The News

FORT HOOD, Texas — As a boy growing up in the Philippines during World War II, Jose Manzano-Somera’s family opened their home to the American soldiers who filled their hometown.

Eventually, Manzano-Somera would join the soldiers as the war ended and serve as part of the New Philippine Scouts of the U.S. Army, a unit that helped track down and eliminate bands of Japanese fighters that refused to surrender.

Jul 22, 2019 Newsletter

I am pleased to share some great news with you. The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is expanding its services for veterans with two new clinics. One in Copperas Cove and one in Killeen.

During my tenure in Congress, my top priority has been fighting for better care for veterans in Texas’ 25th district and across the country. With the rapidly growing number of veterans living in the Central Texas region, meeting the needs of our vets is a challenge that we must address immediately. 

May 28, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Texans,

I wanted to update you on the work I am doing to provide better care to our veterans in Central Texas. The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, is growing rapidly and in need of additional resources to meet the needs of our veteran community.