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104-Year-Old Katy Veteran Honored at Astros Game


November 5, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

One of Katy’s own WW2 Veteran Thelma Williams was honored during the Astros MLB World Series game 2. Williams is 104-year-old and served in the U.S. Army Corps from 1943 to 1947.

Katy's Thelma Williams was an honored Veteran at the Houston Astros second World Series game. Photo credit: American Legion Commander Hector Giron

Astros Honor Katy Veteran

104-year-old Thelma Williams of Katy served with the U.S. Army Corps from 1943 to 1947. She was honored for her service at the Astros second World Series game against the Philadelphia Phillies on October 29, 2022.

Williams Has Never Attended a World Series Game

“I have never been to a World Series Game, and I can’t believe that I can now take this off my bucket list,” said Ms. Williams about the experience.

Williams performed her duty during World War II in Germany and then Japan.

“We are so thankful the Houston Astros and its staff for honoring our greatest generation throughout the 2022 MLB Post Season and they have provided over 5,000 tickets for the regular and post season for veterans in our community this year alone,” said American Legion Commander Hector Giron of American Legion Post 654, who played a major part in arranging the Veteran honors at the game.

Veteran James Tamborello was also honored for his service.

An Active Member of Katy's American Legion Post 164

Ms. Williams is active in The American Legion Post 164 in Katy.

The American Legion Post 164 (22125 Kingsland Blvd.) meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for a social mixer and then business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Each meeting is open to current members and new prospective members.

Breakfast with the Veterans was this morning, November 5, 2022. On November 11, 2022 the group will host a Veterans Whiskey Night and Networking Event at MKT Distillery at 6:00 p.m.

Learn more about the post and upcoming events at their website.

Go Astros

Tonight the Houston Astros play Game 6 of the World Series. They lead the Phillies 3-2. A win tonight would clinch them the championship.


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