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WWII vet celebrated on his 90th birthday

It was a night to remember for one World War II veteran on Friday. Jim Ulbrich celebrated his 90th birthday at the SS American Memorial, which was organized by his son-in-law, Craig Russell. “He founded the place here in 1970,” Russell said. “He [...]

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The GVAC Review Magazine Feature Article

This article and interview about the SS American Memorial will be featured in the November 2016 issue. Click image to read enlarged.

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Local group helps Louisiana flood victims

Originally Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 am Felicia Frazar felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com A pair of Baton Rouge families are getting help from a local organization with rebuilding their homes following the floods. Craig Russell, [...]

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Wounded warriors skydive with SS American Memorial

The idea of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 13,500 feet might sound scary to most people, but it can also be a healing experience for some veterans. The SS American Memorial in Seguin brought two Wounded Warriors to jump at Skydive [...]

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World War II veteran tells her story to soldiers

Recently, the SS American Memorial helped bridge the decades between a World War II veteran and her modern day counterparts at the Lazy U Ranch in Seguin. Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Josephine Reaves spoke of her wartime experience as a nurse to [...]

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Pearl Harbor survivor visits local memorial

It was a date which will live in infamy. Shortly before 8 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. was attacked by Japan, and the battle was over before 10 a.m. Though it happened almost 74 years ago, the attack still is fresh in many survivors’ memories, [...]

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KUHN: Remembering Capt. Norris

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this week’s column. Recently, I found out that a person who I interviewed for an article passed away. Army Capt. Lamar Norris lost his battle with cancer on July 22, 2015. Now, I didn’t know Norris [...]

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Memorial helps wounded warriors heal, find serenity

SEGUIN — It’s hard to encapsulate what exactly the SS American Memorial and Lazy U Ranch are. On the surface, it’s a living memorial to those who have sacrificed their lives, limbs and years in service to the United States of America. But like [...]

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OUR VOICE: Freedom is definitely not free

Independence Day isn’t just a time to kick back on the river or to catch a colorful fireworks show. It is a time to celebrate our country’s earliest patriots and the sacrifices they made to make America free. But it’s not only those freedom [...]

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