Our Mission

Honor361 is a 501c3 in the planning to build the South Texas/Afghanistan War Monument in Victoria, Texas. This monument will honor those who served in the longest war in U.S. History and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This is a local monument which will have a personal effect and will be a place of healing for those who served and those who love the ones who served. Honor361 also hosts events for fundraising of this monument and the operation of the organization. Through our events many families have already been blessed and many servicemen have been impacted.

Army Ranger surprise engagement at an Honor361 event.
Army Ranger surprise engagement at an Honor361 event.
Competitors at the 2016 Battle for The Monument annual Crossfit Competition.
Competitors at the 2016 Battle for The Monument annual Crossfit Competition.

About the Monument

The bronze portion design of the monument will be the famous image of Marine LCpl Colton W. Rusk and his Military Working Dog “Eli”. Rusk is from Orange Grove, Texas and killed in action 2010 in Afghanistan. Rusk is kneeling in front of a Battle Cross which is made up of a rifle, helmets and a pair of boots to honor a fallen service member. This will sit on a large foundation made of Texas granite which will have all the seals of our military branches. Surround the image will be 3 large granite “T Wall” barricades (used for protection in Iraq/Afghanistan) that will have the history of each war and of the South Texas Iraq/Afghanistan Monument. The walk leading to the monument will have 4 stars. A Gold star will represent family members who lost a service member in combat. A Silver star will represent family members who had a service member injured in combat. A Blue star will represent family members who have a service member deployed. A White star will represent a family member who lost a service member who served in combat and committed suicide. All stars will serve as honor and remembrance.

The monument will have flag poles. The U.S. and Texas flags will be surrounded by each flag of our Armed Forces. The side leading around our entire monument will have bricks that can be purchased by anyone to Honor a Veteran or give thanks to our Troops.

Our Fallen

SPC Gary Walters – Victoria, TX /// Iraq

SPC Kerry Danyluk – Yoakum, TX /// Afghanistan

SPC Richard Arriaga – Ganado, TX /// Iraq

SGT Anthony Gabriel Green – Yorktown, TX /// Afghanistan

CPL Aguilar – Victoria, TX /// Iraq

LCPL Mark Goyet – Sinton, TX /// Afghanistan

LCPL Colton Rusk – Orange Grove, TX /// Afghanistan

1SG Joe Jesus Garza – Robstown, TX /// Iraq

CPT Paul C. Alaniz – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

SPC Danny L. Anderson – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

SPC James C. Kesinger – Orange Grove, TX /// Iraq

SGT Johnny Joe Peralez, Jr. – Kingsville, TX /// Iraq

CPL Andres Aguilar, Jr. – Mathis, TX /// Iraq

SPC Rogelio R. Garza, Jr. – Corpus Christi, TX /// Afghanistan

SSG Michael Chadwick Lloyd – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

SFC Merideth Howard – Corpus Christi, TX /// Afghanistan

SGT Jonathan J. Simpson – Rockport, TX /// Iraq

CPL John Paul Barta – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

SGT Anselmo Martinez, III – Robstown, TX /// Iraq

SGT Garrett Ian McLead – Rockport, TX /// Iraq

CPT Rowdy Inman – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

PFC Matthew D. Ogden – Corpus Christi, TX /// Afghanistan

LCPL Jose Luis Maldonado – Mathis, TX /// Afghanistan

SPC Ryan A. Gartner – Aransas Pass, TX /// Afghanistan

SPC Jose Amancio Perez, III – San Diego, TX /// Iraq

SSG Hector Rene Perez – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

SGT John Wayne Russel – Portland, TX /// Iraq

LCPL Ruben Valdez, Jr. – San Diego, TX /// Iraq

CPL Zachary Kolda – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq

LCPL Hilario F. Lopez – Ingleside, TX /// Iraq

LCPL Matthew W. Holloway – Rockport, TX /// Iraq

CPL Paul C. Holter, III – Corpus Christi, TX /// Iraq