In Your Honor - Fort Wood Hotels Veterans - A Tribute to Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is just a few weeks away! At Fort Wood Hotels, we think it's very important to pay a tribute to our Veterans! Veteran's Day will be observed on Wednesday, November 11th and we have many hard-working Veterans employed with us at Fort Wood Hotels. We wanted to honor our Veterans by giving each of them a spotlight in our blog. This week, we would like to feature Roland Castro and Mattie Walden. Read on to learn more about these wonderful individuals and learn about their time spent serving our great country!

Roland Castro, Maintenance Engineer, Candlewood Suites






1. Dates served in the Military

July 1986 to August 1995 and October 2000 to May 2002.

2) Branch of Service

U.S. Army

3) What Locations Did You Serve and What Units/Positions Did You Hold?

 
Germany; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Korea; Fort Wood, Texas, Operation Desert Storm, 2nd Place Wrestling Championship Armed Forces Europe, 3 Armed Forces World Series Championships

4) What Did You Enjoy About the Military and/or What Did you Learn While in the Military?


I enjoyed the training, discipline, and structure. The ability to train with Nato and Foreign Soldiers. I enjoyed training with some of the most elite in the world. I learned that you can go beyond what your body thinks it can. I could keep going and do more when my body would want to quit. 

Mattie Walden, Executive Housekeeper, Fairfield by Marriott 







1. Dates served in the Military

1979-1984

2) Branch of Service

U.S. Army

3) What Locations Did You Serve and What Units/Positions Did You Hold?

 Basic Training- Fort Jackson, South Carolina AIT- Fort Lee, Virginia, 1st Duty Station - Fort Meade, Maryland, 2nd Duty Station - Luxembourg, Germany

4) What Did You Enjoy About the Military and/or What Did you Learn While in the Military?


Being in the Army, I enjoyed the sense of purpose of serving my country. In the Army, you quickly learn to listen and respect others and do your job to the best of your ability, and to appreciate what is important in life.

Thank You From Fort Wood Hotels! 


We are proud of all of the Veterans that work for us at Fort Wood Hotels and we can't thank them enough for their selfless sacrifice to serve our country. Learn more about our Veteran employees by reading previous blog posts and stay tuned for a few more tributes leading up to Veterans Day! 

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