FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – While a major winter storm brought Killeen and Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) to a halt, Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division stepped up to help the community and fellow Soldiers this past week.
The storm brought hundreds of consecutive hours of freezing temperatures Soldiers and Families experience power outages and water loss. Soldiers across the formation took care of each other and the surrounding community during the trying times.
E. Company, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment “Dark Horse” Company Command Team, Capt. Nicholas Thompson, a native of Houston, Tx., and 1st Sgt. Jose Mendoza from Whittier, Ca., visited Troopers in the barracks Feb. 20 and provided them with hot Texas BBQ to warm their spirits.
During the fire at the Hilton hotel in Killeen Feb. 19 another “Air Cav” Soldier distinguished himself by volunteering his time and car to transport dislocated families to a shelter.
Pvt. 1st Class Abraham Cervantes, Headquarters Support Company, 615th Aviation Support Battalion relocated three families to different warming centers. After providing transportation to the families, Cervantes, a native of Amarillo, Tx., took it upon himself to donate supplies for people in need and he also assisted with the retrieval of several donations from locations all throughout Bell and Coryell County, and then dropped them off at the different warming centers in the area.
Media interested in more information please contact MSG Miriam Espinoza at 254-833-2589 or LTC Christopher Brautigam at 254-317-9567.