President Harry S Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. (http://afd.defense.gov/) It is celebrated on May 20.
The Ohio State University Names Residence Hall in Honor of John Hideo Houston
Columbus, Ohio. On 4 November 2016, The Ohio State University dedicated their newest eight story co-ed residence hall in John Hideo Houston’s memory. Houston was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1949 but moved to the United States in 1965 with his family, including his younger brother, JAVA Founding Member, Bill Houston.
Houston House is one of several buildings honoring Ohio State veterans. Houston, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, died at age 34 after his helicopter crashed during training exercises in inclement weather in 1984 near Pohang, Korea.
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