The public office of U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant offers the opportunity for veterans in the 24th district to participate in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. The project preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may better understand the realities of war.
Derrick Castleberry is a local veteran of the 24th district of Texas who gave Rep. Marchant's office permission to share his video with you. Derrick served in the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2008. Derrick become an Army Ranger, was selected for the prestigious HALO team, and earned the rank of Sergeant.
From January 2007 to January 2008, Derrick participated in over 80 patrol missions, high value target raids (HVT), and long range surveillance (13:00). The majority of his missions included Taliban detection patrols where his unit would travel around until fired upon and then they would engage the enemy (10:50). Derrick exited the Army at in 2008 after a Taliban attack left him severely wounded.
Derrick is now fulfilling his childhood dream of joining Colleyville’s respected law enforcement team.
If you are a veteran in the 24th district who would like to participate, please contact Rep. Marchant's veterans and military affairs liaison, John Hayes at 972-556-0162.