Lt. Colonel Floyd Houston To Be Honored
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Lt. Colonel Floyd Houston, U.S. Marine Corps Retired, an Edmonson County resident, is to be inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame (KVHOF).
The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame selected twenty nine Kentucky military veterans for induction into the Hall of Fame later this year. Chosen for their post-military community service, inductees served in various military conflicts including the Korean War, Somalia, Vietnam and The Global War on Terror. For the first time in the organization's history, the class contains no World War II veterans.
KVHOF will honor the nominees at three events, all held at Embassy Suites/UK Coldstream in Lexington. Continuing tradition, the class will be introduced August 8th in a program featuring Team FastraxTM Professional Skydiving Team. The Grand Gala Dinner September 8th is an evening of military fellowship and patriotic music, spotlighting each inductee's military service. Their community service will be highlighted in the formal induction ceremony held the morning of September 9th. All events are open to the public.
Lt. Col. Houston, who served in Somalia, has tallied an impressive resume over the years that includes where he:
"Hearing that I was to be inducted into KVHOF was a completely unexpected honor," said Houston.
He is currently the Junior Vice Commander of Brownsville VFW Post 6937 (both All State and All American) and helps with veteran funerals on top of volunteering as a school resource officer.
An official Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame plaque bearing inductee names will join earlier class plaques permanently displayed in the Frankfort, Kentucky Capitol building, in the first-floor hall near the Secretary of State's office. The names will also be added to regional KVHOF monuments placed around Kentucky. To date, KVHOF has honored over 250 veterans from 53 Kentucky counties, covering multiple conflicts and eras since World War I, representing the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
Brownsville resident and local veteran Mike Stoyonovich, Army First SGT. Ret., was also inducted in the the Kentucky Veteran Hall of Fame last year.