The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)

The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx) 808th Engineer Company "Keep The Flame Burning"

US Army Reserve Unit, Vertical construction and Masonry skills Set. Originally a petroleum pipeline construction Unit.'
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This is a veteran's site only. Unfortunately, we do not have a phone number or contact information for the USAR 808th Engineer Company.

Operating as usual

02/25/2021

February 24. 1991 was the beginning of the ground war for Operation Desert Storm. After 39 days of a devastating air campaign, the U.S. led coalition began to liberate Kuwait and systematically destroy most of Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s army. We thank all who selflessly served and sacrificed in Operation Desert Storm.

Photos from The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)'s post
12/12/2020

Photos from The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)'s post

Intruding the new AGSU. Army green service uniform. Retiree Style
12/11/2020

Intruding the new AGSU. Army green service uniform. Retiree Style

12/02/2020

Mr. Barrett,
Have you heard any other updates on Mr. Ed Hill? Last we heard was he was still at Clear Lake Regional. Any new updates?

Here are some photos that Ronnie Scholars dug up last week. Ronnie Scholars, Daniel LeBean, John Tamez, and Knowles. I d...
11/09/2020

Here are some photos that Ronnie Scholars dug up last week. Ronnie Scholars, Daniel LeBean, John Tamez, and Knowles. I do believe on the second group photo was Kevin Simton. In the horizon Kuwait City was on Fire in the distance. Lastly you can see a convoy of military equipment.

11/05/2020
National Desert Storm War Memorial

War Fighters of the 808th Engineers.
In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm,
the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association will be marching veterans who served during Operation Desert Storm in the 2021 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.
Criteria:
Active Duty US Military during Desert Shield or Desert Storm
(includes activated Guard/Reserve)
Dates:
May 30, 2021 [mandatory registration in Washington D.C.]
May 31, 2021 [parade @ 2pm]
Parade Uniform:
Pants: Desert Camo (6 color; chocolate chip) or light brown khaki (long) pants
Hat: (optional) If a hat is worn, it needs to be the Desert Camo Boonie.
Shirt: A special shirt is being designed for the parade participants and you will have the opportunity to purchase this shirt on/about April 2021.
Parade Route:
The Parade Route is 1 mile long. We have limited spaces for Veterans to ride in a vehicle during the parade. These spaces are reserved for those who are physically unable to march in the parade.
Hotel Accommodations:
Our Group hotel rate is $149.00 per night.
When you are confirmed for the parade you will be given the hotel details.
Register to march in the Parade:
Send an email to Jill Etter with your name, branch of service, and when/where you served during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. [email protected]
See link below for more info and/or to register.
https://mailchi.mp/ndswm/2021-dc-parade

Keep informed of activities.
https://www.facebook.com/NationalDesertStormWarMemorial
www.ndswm.org

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is responsible for building the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

808th Engineers another link for those that have not seen this. Gulf War Veterans' IllnessesCertain illnesses are associ...
11/04/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

808th Engineers another link for those that have not seen this.

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Certain illnesses are associated with Gulf War service in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations from August 2, 1990 to present. Medically unexplained illnesses (also commonly referred to as Gulf War illness or Chronic Multi-symptom illness) are a significant concern for some Veterans who served during the Gulf War.
For VA benefit purposes, Gulf War service is active military duty in any of the following areas in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations at any time August 2, 1990 to present. This includes Veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2010) and Operation New Dawn (2010-2011).

Iraq
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
The neutral zone between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Qatar
The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)
Oman
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Waters of the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Red Sea
The airspace above these locations

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/reports/index.asp

VA offers eligible Veterans a free Gulf War Registry health exam to find possible long-term health problems related to Gulf War service. VA also offers health care, disability compensation, and other benefits to eligible Veterans. Their dependents and survivors may also be eligible for benefits.
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/index.asp-

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

808th Engineers here is another link for the Gulf War and HealthVolume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gu...
11/04/2020
Gulf War and Health: Volume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, 2016

808th Engineers here is another link for the Gulf War and Health
Volume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, 2016. If you would look to the right side of the page there is a blue tab that reads - Download FREE PDF.
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21840/gulf-war-and-health-volume-10-update-of-health-effects

Download a PDF of "Gulf War and Health" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free.

VA and research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of Gulf War Veterans' chronic multisymptom illnesses,...
11/04/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

VA and research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of Gulf War Veterans' chronic multisymptom illnesses, including exposure to oil well fires.

Join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry to create a snapshot of your health and help us learn more about potential health effects.

1991, Iraqi armed forces ignited oil well fires, producing dense clouds of soot, liquid, aerosols and gases
Plumes of billowing smoke remained low to the ground, in some areas enveloping U.S. military personnel
Exposures were highest during wintertime encampments in Saudi Arabia.
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/sources/oil-well-fires.asp

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Major Larry Bubela, a former Commander of the 808th Engineer Company, has passed away. Funeral service information below...
09/25/2019

Major Larry Bubela, a former Commander of the 808th Engineer Company, has passed away. Funeral service information below:

09/18/2019
Today our hearts are heavy. Today we learned that the Lord has called another of his willing workers from labor to rewar...
09/18/2019

Today our hearts are heavy. Today we learned that the Lord has called another of his willing workers from labor to reward. A member of the 808th Family, Sgt. Horace L. Bussey. May the Lord grant him Peace, and the Holy Spirit's comfort upon his family. Rest In Heaven Brotha.

With a heavy heart The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association pays respect and honor to Brother Veteran WWII-Mr Ros...
09/02/2019

With a heavy heart The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association pays respect and honor to Brother Veteran WWII-Mr Roscoe Crider who passed on to be with the Lord last week. He was 99 years and 9 months of age, and the grandfather of VR-Bob Helton CDR, USCG, RETIRED.

Congratulations SFC Smith to your retirement!
07/14/2019

Congratulations SFC Smith to your retirement!

11/13/2018

Hard Times Create Strong Men, Strong Men Create Good Times, Good Times Create Weak Men, Weak Men Create Hard Times.

11/10/2018
11/10/2018
04/23/2018

Greeting all! Just point of clarification for all. This is an association of former members of the 808th Engineer Company. We do not have any contact or affiliation with the reserve unit, personnel or the Army Reserve. As such, we do not have the unit's phone number or any information for the unit's activities. This group is maintained by volunteers and former unit members only. Thank you for understanding.

03/01/2018
Don Quintero for Precinct Chair #637

Don Quintero for Precinct Chair #637

27 years ago, hostilities ceased in Kuwait. I was there as part of the Army and serving my country in time of War. My serviced continued as a little league coach and as Boy Scout leader in my neighborhood. I anxiously await to serve Precinct 637 as your chair and be the direct link between our neighborhood and elected Officials.

01/25/2018

Updated information for SFC JOHNSON SERVICES;
Place: Christian Community Life Church, 2100 Jame Bowie, Baytown TX
Viewing: February 2, 2018 between 6pm-8pm
Service: February 3, 2018 at 11am
Burial: February 5, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038

It’s with a deeply saddened heart that the news of SFC JOHNSON of 808th, 2nd Platoon, Desert Storm, has passed away this Sunday 01/21/2018. SFC JOHNSON also served in Vietnam. Rest In Peace SFC JOHNSON as you dwell in the house of the Lord.

01/22/2018

It’s with a deeply saddened heart that the news of SFC JOHNSON of 808th, 2nd Platoon, Desert Storm, has passed away this Sunday 01/21/2018. SFC JOHNSON also served in Vietnam. Rest In Peace SFC JOHNSON as you dwell in the house of the Lord.

As more information is given it will be posted! Nothing is known as of now about arrangements.

09/06/2017

So this is an interesting group of 808 folk which spans different wars/service times. There is some talk of having a yearly meeting at a local VFW. If interested in serving on a committee of 5, please chime in. Davis (aka Gamewarden) is forming.

02/14/2017

ATTENTION ALL
808th Engineer Company Veterans

Memorial Service for E-7 Juan Fabro

Saint John Missionary Baptist Church
9205 Sandle St, Houston Tx. 77088
Rev. Johnny Fortune officiating

Saturday, February 18 2017, at 11am

1 to 1.5 hour service to be held, sandwiches and soft drinks will be available afterwards.

01/27/2017

It's with great sorrow and duty that I must inform all that we have lost a member of our great brotherhood, E-7 JUAN FABRO has passed away back in November 2016. SFC FABRO was a good man and it was a honor to have served with him. Please take a little time to say a prayer for SFC FABRO'S family! My prayer is for all God's blessings to be upon the FABRO family, the 808th family, and may he blessings continue to prosper us all, and the USA!

The Bible Book
01/21/2017

The Bible Book

808th Gulf War Vets
12/07/2016

808th Gulf War Vets

11/09/2016

Hey all 808th Engineer Co Veterans! Veterans Day is coming up! Post your favorite pictures here to remember your time in the 808th Engineer Company. Please keep the photo family friendly but do include dates and locations of the photos.

This is a veteran site only and not affiliated with the unit.

Enjoying that free veterans meal at Mccormick and schmicks upland park location in the Galleria area,  Houston,  Texas
11/07/2016

Enjoying that free veterans meal at Mccormick and schmicks upland park location in the Galleria area, Houston, Texas

Look what 21 years of service and 2 wars can earn ya,  if you play your cards right.
10/09/2016

Look what 21 years of service and 2 wars can earn ya, if you play your cards right.

08/14/2015

To all my 808th brother's and sisters come on out to the San Antonio Rodeo Cook Off on September 25th and 26th at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio live music Friday night and Saturday night, food and OPEN BAR. I will post the spot number later.

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11/17/2014

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Photos from The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)'s post
11/14/2014

Photos from The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)'s post

Former member of the 808th engineer family killed himself yesterday postal worker jumped off the beltway.  Spc ronnie Cu...
11/08/2014

Former member of the 808th engineer family killed himself yesterday postal worker jumped off the beltway. Spc ronnie Culverson. Share the news

Photos from The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)'s post
07/26/2014

Photos from The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association (Houston, Tx)'s post

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900 W Rankin Rd
Houston, TX
77067

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The 808th Engineers have a rich history dating back to 18Jan1945. The Unit served honorably in the Gulf War, and most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Bills of the Week. Veterans need to take notice of the following bills and contact your state official representatives to support these bills.
MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 AT 1 PM CDT – 4 PM CDT Desert Storm in 2021 National Memorial Day Parade Free · Washington, DC https://www.facebook.com/events/3311054898951766
I am conducting a Battle Buddy Check. Sound Off!!! From Wherever you are.
Hundreds of service members have come forward after a @CBSNews, investigation revealed new evidence of toxic material at a remote base used after 9/11. @CBS_Herridge recently spoke to one K2 veteran, who says his illnesses have baffled doctors for years. https://twitter.com/CBSThis.../status/1334118288461271042...
Does anyone remember Kevin Simpson? He was with 808TH during the Desert Shield/Storm campaign.
Does anyone have a way to load up a pdf for this group. I have a historical piece that I would like to add for archiving.
In December, and by 20 December 1990, Brigadier General Richard E. Storat, the brigade commander, had established a headquarters element in Saudi Arabia. The 111 Main body arrived in Dhahran on 27 December. The brigade had missions in both eastern and western provinces, with the centers of activity around the logistics bases. Storat organized two task forces: Task Force 864 and Task Force 43. Task Force 864, with 1,200 soldiers, was led by the 864th Engineer Battalion, an active component combat heavy unit from Fort Lewis, Washington, and included the 515th and 808th Pipeline Companies, the 229th Combat Support Equipment Company from Wisconsin, and the 269th Construction Support Company. Headquartered at Logbase Bastogne in northeast Saudi Arabia, Task Force 864 was responsible for the eastern half of the brigade's area of operations. It maintained 200 miles of critical main supply routes that supported the forward movement of combat forces and installed nearly 290 miles of petroleum pipeline and 28 pumping stations. It constructed two prisoner-of-war camps, an 8,000-foot combat airstrip, and protective fortifications for Patriot missile batteries.
808th Engineers - This is a Sound Off for Buddy Check for all who has joined this group and continue to participate in activities with and outside the group. How are you doing?? Let's hear it 808th Engineers let's keep checking on each other, for God sakes don't stop communicating. The last communications that was sent out was on 25th Sept. 2019.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm - a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier. For weeks, a U.S.-led coalition of two dozen nations had positioned more than 900,000 troops in the region, most stationed on the Saudi-Iraq border. A U.N.-declared deadline for withdrawal passed on January 15, with no action from Iraq, so coalition forces began a five-week bombardment of Iraqi command and control targets from air and sea.
My father, Richard La Fuente served in Desert storm and was in the 808th engineer, he has told me that he had two really great friends whose names are Jesse Ramirez and Oscar Rodriguez that were in his platoon. They also served together in Operation Iraqi freedom. I’m trying to see if anyone can give me any leads or information to get in touch with these two men so that I can surprise my dad with a meet up. The most I know is that they were all in the maintenance platoon.
For those of us that were involved with the Gulf War 1990-1991. Here is some news from the VA.