Three former Chaplain Assistants who retired at the rank of Sergeant Major are still serving our veterans at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
Sergeants Major Retired, David Klass, Bill Neuiszer and Ron Bowren all live in San Antonio, Texas and volunteer one day a week at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. They serve with the Military Service Detachment Honors Team as a rifleman, which renders military honors to veterans of all branches of service. Two active duty service members begin the service by holding the U.S. Flag over the casket while members of the Detachment fire three volleys of rifle fire and play taps. After taps, the flag is presented to the next of kin family member and the honors team renders present arms. A different team of volunteers serve each day of the week.
David Klass retired in 1993 from Tradoc Headquarters, Fort Monroe, VA.
Ron Bowren retired in 1994 from USARPAC Headquarters in Hawii.
Bill Neuiszer retired in 2000 from 18th ABN Corps, Fort Bragg, NC.