|Holding flags, ROTC cadets stand with Rep. Ted Poe.|
The program, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Ted Poe, attracted 35 or more local veterans and active duty military personnel, as well as their family and friends.
U.S. Rep. Johnson, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, was shot down in his plane over North Vietnam in 1966. He was imprisoned for seven years in the “Hanoi Hilton,” a site used by the North Vietnamese to house, torture and interrogate prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.
The following Navy Jr. ROTC cadets took part in the Honor Our Heroes program: Jocelyn Fox and Guillian Arroyo, both seniors, and Joseph Castelli, a junior at Spring Woods High School; Stephen Caballero, a senior, and Chris Barron, a sophomore at Westchester Academy for International Studies; Azucena Gonzales, a sophomore at Spring Woods High School; and Abraham Salazar, a senior at Stratford High School.
Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jerry Coufal and Master Chief Mark Heuser lead cadets at the Guthrie Center as program naval science instructors.