Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans

The Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans, North Texas Chapter is a non-profit organization, whose membership is composed of not only Vietnam Veterans, but other veterans from other wars as well, such as World War II, Korean War, Desert Storm, and now, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  Our goals and purpose is to help all veterans and military members, regardless of war or branch of service, and whether or not they are still on active duty, retired, disabled, and to assist our community in any way we can.

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Phone: 512-925-4556
Don Dorsey


Elks Lodge
4205 Seymour Highway
Wichita Falls, Texas 76309



My name is Ella Sauls Morrison wife of a Vietnam Air Force Veteran SSGT. Alan P. Morrison. I would like to know how to obtain a Memorial Monument for my relative since his local city has not obtained one. My cousin Ollie Leslie Sauls Jr. DOB 4/22/1946-DOD 5/27/68 a Vietnam Veteran from Round Rock, Texas who was the first KIA Veteran on May, 27, 1968 while based in GIA DINK,VIETNAM. SN is 67154167. He died a HOSTLE DEATH from MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS. from . He was a PFC in the US Army 11E Armor Crewman,1968-1968 11E 3RD SQUADRON, 4TH Cavalry REGIMENT/A TROOP. He Received a Purple Heart. His remains were brought home and buried in our family cemetery here in Round Rock Texas located on Sam Bass Road. Information listed on web site http://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp reads some incorrect dates of birth and death ( 4/22/49 & 5/29/68).
He was never recognized by the county nor the city. A memorial dedicated by the TAVV stands tall in Round Rock Memorial park in honor of Hernandez who was KIA in July of 1968. There is an additional memorial located in town on Pecan Ave at Brushy Creek Dam. There is also a school Hernandez named in his honor. I know during this time and environment in the 60's Blacks were overlooked and this is why he was never recognized. As a matter of fact the Hernandez family became upset and continue to be upset because of the correction made.
A news article states that Olli's Headstone was discovered by Jim Flores ( local Vietnam Veteran Representative which is not true. I presented Jim Torres proof in the form of documentation (photo, CD& statements including location of Ollie's grave) to verify directly from me. Included was names of every Round Rock Veteran.
On May 25th of this year following my communication and exposure of the omission in public meetings since 2010 he was finally recognized by the El Amistad Club. I am a member of our local Round Rock Black History Organization. In 2010 for Black History Month I decided to that we needed to recognize our Black men and women who served and continue to serve our country because there has been minimal appreciation shown. In the 70's to our family's surprise my father Otto W.W.Sauls was honored by the El Amistad club. I researched names of Round Rock natives and information. I obtained photos of every Veteran Headstone in our cemetery. At our Black History program for 2010 we honored our brothers and sisters, their families and Veterans in attendance,by mail for absentees for both dead and alive with certificates of appreciation for their sacrifices. I also asked that something from the city be done to recognize all Veterans be constructed. Finally this year on Sep.22, 2014 we will have a ground breaking for a Veterans Monument in one of the Memorial city parks. This is located on Pecan Ave.and Lewis Streets in downtown Round Rock, Texas. Mayor Megraw was in attendance and complimented me for my research. Following my presentation with "taps" playing I stated that "it's about time for Round Rock to do something special for our Veterans." Finally after the City received a HUD Grant the park will be revitalized and a Monument is being built. Our veterans Committee/El Amistad Club member and associate(me) are in the process of raising funds to purchase "Plaques" for the " Round Rock Veterans in our Cemeteries from the Mexican War-Tx VOLS - present wars.
Ollie attended school in Round and volunteered form the Army from Round Rock Williamson county after returning from Arizona to live here. His family moved from Round Rock when he was a teen but Ollie returned to live with an Uncle Clarence Sauls and his wife Mildred. At this time he entered into the Army. His father moved the family frequently( crop picking) to several states including Phoenix Arizona with a cousin, and in Compton, California. While living in Detroit MI ,Donald(Ollie) met and married Juanita C. They have one son and grand children who still live in Detroit. He was an infant when Ollie was killed. His wife Juanita C Sauls died in 2012.
I am contacting your organization to find out if there can be a Memorial Monument erected in his HONOR for his sacrifice and what steps to take in order to achieve my goal for our his son and extended family members. What can I do? How can I get help to get a Memorial Monument. The city of Round Rock has not address this concern with me. When I approached Joe Broehm City of Round Rock of Neighborhood coordinator , he asked me who was responsible for the initial memorial at Brushy Creek. The Tx Assoc Viet. Veterans furnished the Hernandez Monument in the other Memorial Park off of Lee St and N IH 35. I continue to have no correspondence regarding my concern or requests from the City of Round Rock.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Sincere appreciation,

Ella Sauls Morrison