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- Transitioning from military to civilian life
- Veterans or current military service members
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Congratulations to our Veteran of the Quarter
Alfredo “Tito” Vidaurri
Facility: Karnes County Correctional Center
Branch of the Military: Army
Time Served: 13 Years
Time Spent in Military:
Tito enlisted into the United States Army in 1946. He was then transferred to the “Army Air Corps”. Mr. Vidaurri attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. Upon graduation he was stationed in Guam from 1946-1949 as a supply clerk. In 1949 he received orders for a permanent change of station to Japan till 1952. While stationed in Japan his job consisted as working with the Personnel Equipment Section in support of the Korean War. His unit conducted the transport of all supplies needed by various Army units fighting in Korea. In 1952, he was sent to support the Brazilian Air Force. In Brazil, his unit was responsible for the logistics and distribution of supplies to Brazilian units. Upon conclusion of this tour of duty he was then sent to Webb Air Force base in Big Springs, TX. There, his duties consisted of being the Supply Chief for the Air Support Squadron, where he reached the rank of Technical Sergeant.
Reason why Employee deserves recognition as the Veteran of the Quarter:
Alfredo “Tito” Vidaurri was born on January 1, 1930 in Karnes County, TX. Prior to his employment with GEO, Mr. Vidaurri was the Mayor of Kenedy, Texas, for 3 cycles, City Marshall in Runge, Texas, for 1 year, Animal Control Officer for the City of Kenedy, and a Karnes County Deputy. Mr. Vidaurri first started with the Karnes County Correctional Center in November, 1999 as a correctional officer. He then retired in December 2012. Mr. Vidaurri is dedicated to his family, the community, and his job. While on Retirement he worked for the Karnes County Sheriff’s Department and worked in the County Judges Office as Deputy for the County Judge as well as the County Attorney’s Office. He is actively involved in the community. He has always expressed how The Karnes County Correctional Center is his second family and in January 2015 returned back to work for the Karnes County Correctional Center as a correctional officer. Mr. Vidaurri is the perfect example of dedication and hard work. He is a mentor to the younger generation and other Correctional Officers look up to him. Every day he will greet you with a smile, he is always ready to report to his post, and uniforms are always immaculate. These are just some of the examples of why we are proud and honored to have him as an employee for our facility.
To nominate a Veteran at your facility, please send submissions to Thomas Arntz at email@example.com and include a one page maximum article describing the veteran’s time in the military, awards received, their role and successes with GEO, a photo, and any interesting information about the nominee.
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