Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"David Crockett Re-enlists During Alamo Ceremony"

This is pretty cool.
A reenlistment ceremony at the Alamo on Wednesday included Davy Crockett.

Despite his famous name, Army Staff Sgt. David O'Neal Crockett, said he wasn't trying to draw a crowd for his re-enlistment ceremony in front of the Alamo shrine, but about 70 people including at least 10 other military members watched Crockett take his oath.

"I felt a devotion to my namesake to re-enlist here due to the fact that I may be a distant relative of the David Crockett of Tennessee," Crockett said.

The former Crockett is known to Texans as one of the defenders of the Alamo who died on March 6, 1836, in the final battle for the downtown settlement.
(from KSAT-12)


Kels said...

Well that's a neat story! I like hearing about things like that... and it also reminds me of all those old Disney movies about Davy Crockett's adventures... remember those?!

Albatross said...

Of course! I still remember the theme song!

Davyyyyyy! Davy Crockett! King of the wild frontier! (Or something like that. Just imagine that it's actually sung very well.)

Wasn't that Fess Parker that played the Disney Davy Crockett?