Veterans Day Observation Ceremony to be held on Friday 

U.S. Marine Chris Whittemore will be the featured speaker at the annual Veterans Day Observation Ceremony on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Mall Area.

Following the one-hour event, Whittemore will sign copies of his book, “Terror to Triumph,” a narrative of service, deployment and return.

A documentary film will be shown in Main Building, Room 311 at 2:30 p.m.: “Treviño – The Artist, The Man,” produced by former WOAI-TV anchor Randy Beamer.

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Whittemore served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995-1999 as an Infantry Machine Gunner for the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines and as a Texas State Trooper for five years.  As a result of the Global War on Terror, he felt called to return to service and re-enlisted into the Marine Corps and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in 29 Palms, California.

During his time in service, Wittemore earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology. After retiring, he worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency as the Evidence Custodian. He then moved to the veteran treatment court as a case manager and also worked for Bexar County as a military service officer, helping veterans and servicemen and women with their disability claims, ratings, and benefits.