Celeste Junior High School
2007 Veterans' Day Assembly

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Celeste Junior High School recently honored local Veterans with a Veterans’ Day Assembly.  A Wall of Honor was created as a tribute to our veterans.  The Wall of Honor contained names of veterans with their branch of service who are in some way connected to citizens in and around our community.  Members of the Celeste Junior High School Student Council greeted guests and conducted the assembly.
Sergeant 1st Class Marlin Dorman was the featured guest speaker at the Celeste Junior High Veterans’ Day Assembly on November 12, 2007.  Sgt. Dorman served honorably in the U.S. Army for 22 years. Through his duty and service he  was awarded the distinguished Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, Berlin Occupational Medal, Good-Conduct Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge just to name a few.  Sergeant Dorman was a part of the “Lost Platoon” which was involved in the Battle of la Drang.  This battle was the United States' first large-unit battle of the Vietnam War.  We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young is a 1992 book published by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and war journalist Joseph L. Galloway about this battle.  The 2002 movie, We Were Soldiers, is based on this book.  Sergeant Dorman is the father of Celeste ISD employee JoAnna Rhodes.  His grandchildren, Jordan and Brandon Benton, attend Celeste schools as well.  Sergeant Dorman and his wife, Linda, reside in Clyde, Texas where he continues to work for his country in the United States Postal Service.