"Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez,
USA, Medal of Honor"
Roy Benavidez Elementary
School, San Antonio, TX
Jenelle Armstrong Byrd
with Mark Austin Byrd
Photo: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Dec 6, 2006, Sgt. Major
Benito Guerrero, USA(ret) and Lt. Col. Glen Hoffman, USA(ret) unveil the
Benavidez bust presented by Valor Remembered Foundation as a gift to the
Roy Benavidez Elementary School of San Antonio.
Col. Hoffman commanded the
249th Assualt Helicopter Company which flew the rescue mission on which
Benavidez earned his MOH. Hoffman's flight crews suffered
grevious losses on the mission. SGM Guerrero was a long time
personal friend of Benavidez.