Passing of Britta Herzog

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Britta Herzog. Britta, together with Cindy Burleson, were the creative talent behind the Pflugerville Fallen Warrior Memorial. Britta’s vision and artistic talents produced the Memorial’s design.

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Pflugerville honors Fallen Hero, PFC Ron J. Joshua, Jr.

Veteran’s Day, 2008 has been designated as the rededication day for the Pflugerville Fallen Warrior Memorial commemorating the addition of PFC Ron J Joshua’s name. PFC Joshua died in service to our country in Baghdad Iraq on July 17, 2007. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, November 11, at 11:00 am at the monument site in Pfluger Park, 700 Railroad Avenue, Pflugerville, TX. Friends, family, neighbors and the community are invited to attend and honor this fallen hero.

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Memorial Re-dedication

The Pflugerville Fallen Warrior Committee has reconvened to prepare for honoring two more Pflugerville warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, Cpl. Yari Mokri and Capt. Sean Lyerly.

The committee has planned a Memorial Re-dedication to honor these two brave warriors and the nine other Pflugerville warriors who came before them.

The Pflugerville Fallen Warrior Memorial will be re-dedicated on Sunday, April 22nd at 3:30 pm. The re-dedication will take place at the Memorial site in Pflugerville Park.

Pflugerville Dedicates the Fallen Warrior Memorial

Veteran's Day 2005, the community of Pflugerville dedicated the Fallen Warrior Memorial in Pfluger Park. Families and friends of the 9 Fallen Warrior's attended the dedication ceremony along with hundreds of Pflugerville residents. In a moving and emotional ceremony, the statues and the memorial were unveiled.

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Memorial Dedication On Target for November 11, 2005

Central Texas’ newest memorial honoring Pflugerville’s fallen warriors will be unveiled and dedicated on Veterans Day in Pfluger Park on Friday, November 11 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Many of the warriors’ families and friends will be in attendance to remember their loved ones and the loved ones of others.

Nine known Pflugerville soldiers have fallen since World War I:

  • Army Corporal Willie Wieland – World War I – died October 7, 1918
  • Army Corporal Alfred Kerlin – World War I – died November 1, 1918
  • Army Air Corps Lieutenant Kermit Fuch - World War II – April 11, 1944
  • Army Staff Sergeant Jose Riojas – World War II – July 28, 1944
  • Army Private First Class Roman Correa – World War II – October 16, 1944
  • Army Corporal Elias Lopez – World War II – January 25, 1945
  • Navy Machinist’s Mate Third Class Edmund Vorwerk – Korea – December 6, 1951
  • Marine Lance Corporal Doug Smith – Vietnam – November 4, 1972
  • Marine Sergeant Byron Norwood – Iraq – November 13, 2004

Scheduled to participate in the unveiling and dedication are a Missing Man Formation flyover by the Commemorative Air Force and a 21-Gun Salute, Taps and the Posting of the Colors by members of the VFW #8787. Pflugerville’s Hendrickson High School Band will play patriotic music throughout the program. Honored speakers will be Lieutenant Colonel Willy Buhl, US Marine Corps and Sergeant Major Jim Nier, US Army (retired).

Pflugerville Shows their Patriotism at the Patriots' Celebration

The Pflugerville Patriots' Celebration was held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 benefiting the Fallen Warrior Memorial. The Celebration was a great success. The response from the community was great. There were many wonderful auction items that had been donated, including a Henry 22 caliber rifle and a pearl necklace with matching earrings.

The evening was filled with fun and glamour as Pflugerville's finest restaurants provided the heavy hors d'oerves. The over 150 crowd mingled and bid on the wonderful silent auction items while background music was provided by Tom & Renee Kesselring and Vernagene Mott.

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Pflugerville Downtown Association Donates $5,000

The Pflugerville Downtown Association donated $5,000 to the Fallen Warrior Memorial Project. At a brief ceremony at the memorial site in Pfluger Park, the Association presented Fallen Warrior Memorial Committee Chair Mike Marsh the check.

We would like to thank the Pflugerville Downtown Association on behalf of the citizens of Pflugerville and the Fallen Warrior Memorial Committee.

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Pflugerville Lions Club Donates $5,000

The Pflugerville Lions Club donated $5,000 to the Fallen Warrior Memorial Project. At the May 23rd meeting the Lions Club Board presented Fallen Warrior Memorial Committee member Mike Marsh with a check for $5,000. Mr. Marsh thanked all the Lions club members for their support and their generosity.

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Memorial Project Raises Public Awareness

The City of Pflugerville hosted the 30th Annual Deutschen Pfest on May 21st and 22nd at Pfluger Park. This pfamily event gave the Fallen Warrior Memorial Committee the perfect opportunity to raise community awareness and spread the word on the project.

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