"Tex" Hill Cadets Perform at Texas State Football Game

Written by Maj. Matthew Congrove     October 24th, 2015

Cadets from the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron prepare to present the colors at a Texas State University football game. (Photo by Maj. Matthew Congrove)

  • The color guard begins their march to mid-field for the playing of the National Anthem. (Photo by Maj. Matthew Congrove)

  • Cadets prepare for their performance while taking shelter from the wind and rain. (Photo by Maj. Matthew Congrove)


San Marcos, Texas — The David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron color guard presented the flags to start Saturday's Texas State Bobcats football game against the South Alabama Jaguars.

The Division I game between the two Sun Belt Conference teams kicked off at 6 p.m. despite the high winds and torrential rains brought by Tropical Depression Patricia. A crowd of 14,523 fans, diminished by the weather, watched as the Bobcats defeated the Jaguars 36-18.

Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Daniel Pruitt, who was an alternate for the color guard and practiced alongside them, enjoyed a front row seat to the pre-game ceremonies. "It was really awesome," he said. "We all worked really hard, and they got it. I was really impressed."

The leader of the color guard, Cadet Captain Chuck Baker, was also impressed by the performance of his team. "Given the difficult conditions they performed well," he said, adding that they all exercised "teamwork, patience, and leadership."

After their performance the color guard team, as well as many other members of the squadron, enjoyed the rest of the game.

The "Tex" Hill color guard is:

- Cadet Captain Chuck Baker, Color Guard Leader
- Cadet Captain Ancel Atkinson, American Flag
- Cadet Senior Airman Cody Beyer, Texas Flag
- Cadet Chief Master Sergeant James Salazar, Rifle
- Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Dava Flowers, Rifle


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Contact Information

Lt. Col. Ron Diana, CAP
Squadron Commander & Public Affairs Officer
David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron, SWR-TX-435, Texas Wing
(512) 710-8435 | cc@texhillcap.org

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