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Gene TysonGranville E. "Gene" Tyson received his bachelor's degree in history from Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) in 1964. A member of the ASC team that won the National Collegiate Pistol Championship in 1962, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve. Following two years of duty, he entered Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and was ordained a United Methodist minister in 1970. He served as minister to churches in the Fort Worth/Dallas area until 1978 when he re-entered the Army as a chaplain. After serving four years at Fort Ord, Calif., he received a year of advanced education at Princeton University, where he earned his master's of theology in 1984. He was then assigned to the U.S. Army in Europe, serving the Frankfurt Central Chapel until 1986. He was promoted to major and reassigned to the Religious Retreat Center, Berchtesgaden, West Germany, where he provided retreats for soldiers until 1988. Tyson also served in Korea before retiring in 1996. He then took a position as program manager for Mobilization and Deployment, Army Community Service, at Fort Hood, where he continued to work with soldiers and chaplains. In 2004 he began conducting reintegration training at Fort Hood, and that continued in Hawaii and at Fort Riley, Kan., as he helped soldiers adjust to being home again with their families after being at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He continues to offer retreats to chaplains and their soldiers, utilizing his newly constructed Tyson's Corners Retreat and Conference Center, opened in October 2005. He married Judy Phillips of Dallas in 1971. She is the principal at Iduma Elementary School in Killeen. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Allan GaronzikAllan Garonzik was in the first graduating class of The University of Texas at Arlington in 1967 following its name change from Arlington State College. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration. As a cadet in college, he was a member of the Sam Houston Rifles drill team, a cadet captain and battalion staff member, and was also a staff member on The Shorthorn newspaper and Reveille yearbook. Garonzik served as a captain in the military police of the Texas Guard and was recruited by LTV, where he purchased classified military parts for Navy fighters and bombers. In 1970 he opened Ready Print, a small printing and graphic arts company. During the next 10 years, he opened six additional print shops. In addition to the print shops, he invented and manufactured a piece of printing equipment, selling more than 1,000 units throughout the United States. While maintaining these businesses, he started a Penske truck rental agency, managed a nightclub on weekends, became a partner in a real estate company and was operations director for the Grand Prix of Dallas for nine years. He currently is a handgun instructor for the Texas Department of Public Safety and part owner of Red's Patio & Grill Restaurant. A licensed pilot since 1967, Garonzik is a certified scuba diver and certified SCCA racecar driver, and is certified as a Wood Badge Boy Scout adult leadership trainer. He helped form and served as president of the Sam Houston Rifles Alumni Association and is a member of the board of directors of the Cadet Corps Alumni Council. He and his wife, Sandra, live in Argyle, Texas. They have two children and four grandchildren.

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