Freedom Fighters: Leo Berman

When State Representative Leo Berman was drafted into the Army in 1954, he never dreamed that 22 years later he would retire from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. At the top of his Officer training School class, Berman was to serve two tours of duty in Vietnam, first as an advisor and later as a Battalion Commander. Among his many awards for bravery are four Bronze Stars, a Meritorious Service Medal and nine Air Medals.

Berman is in his fifth term in the Texas House of Representatives. He often wears hs Army uniform to patriotic ceremonies.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting