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8/10 Cathedral High School - WSMR, N.M., Award Hall of Fame

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded WSMR Hall of Fame Award: Andres Portillo has made a place in history for himself, and our nation. Andy was recently inducted into the WSMR Hall of Fame, for his outstanding work ethic, honesty, Knowledge, and he is known to be a man of integrity.
Andy now stands next to other honorees such as Doctor Werner von Braun, Rocket Scientist (1945-1950), Dr. George W. Gardiner, founder, NMSU's Physical Science Laboratory (1946-1961).

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded WSMR Hall of Fame Award:
Presenting the award to Mr. Andres Portillo is General Bingham:
[1] General Gwen Bingham is a native of Troy, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in general business management. She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps as a distinguished military graduate of Army ROTC. She has a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in national security strategy and resources from the National Defense University.
Her military schooling includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Personnel Management Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Commissary Management Course; Army Command and General Staff College; the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the Army Inspector General Course.
General Bingham Military career:
The General has served in a myriad of staff and leadership positions throughout her career to include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, HQ&A Company, 9th Supply and Transport Battalion, 9th DISCOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion S1, 2d Forward Support Battalion, 9th DISCOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Field Services Officer, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Group S1/Adjutant, 507th Transportation Group, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; OIC, Commissary Central Distribution Center, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Manheim, Germany; Chief, Aviation Supply Branch, 4th Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion S3 and Battalion Executive Officer, 4th Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Plans Division, ACofS, Materiel, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas.

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded WSMR Hall of Fame Award: receiving the medal of service is Mr. Andres Portillo as he inducted into the WSMR Hall of Fame. Andy as he is known to his alumni and friends prepares to receive the Man of the year award. On October 23, 2013 "Andres" Andy Portillo was inducted into the White Sands Missile Range Hall of Fame.  Birthplace of America's Missile and Space Activity.  I am happy to report that Andy now stands next to other honorees such as Doctor Werner von Braun, Rocket Scientist (1945-1950), Dr. George W. Gardiner, founder, NMSU's Physical Science Laboratory (1946-1961). Andy is a very active participant at his "OLD High School", known as "La Cate". Cathedral High school is at present celebrating its 92 year. He has held office in his alma mater for several year, holding office such as committee member, committee chairman, president and now a member of the board of directors handling duties as student scholarship chairman of the board over seeing the operation a $15,000 dollar alumni program.

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded the Flag of the United State that was flown that morning at Hq building WSMR.

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded WSMR Hall of Fame Award: The presentations of dignitaries by the
Master of Ceremonies starting with Brigadier General (P) Gwen Bingham, Commandiing General of the USAWSMR Test Site and Missile Range, and the many fellow workers of Andy Portillo.

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded WSMR Hall of Fame Award. Luis Marques (standing left) retired System Analysist from the United States Army Air Defense Artillery school (USAADAsch) at Fort Bliss, Texas, stops by the table of Mrs. Lorraine Portillo and her daughter Barbara McMillan to pass the time of day and possibly tell them a joke. Luis also graduated from Cathedral HS and UTEP and recently retired from Ft. Bliss.
[1] Fort Bliss is a United States Army post in the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas, with its headquarters located in El Paso, Texas. Named in honor of LTC William Bliss (1815-1853), a mathematical genius who was the son-in-law of President Zachary Taylor, Ft. Bliss has an area of about 1,700 square miles (4,400 km2), it is the Army's second-largest installation, behind the adjacent White Sands Missile Range. It is FORSCOM's (United States Army Forces Command) largest installation, and has the Army's largest Maneuver Area (992,000 acres) ahead of the National Training Center, (642,000 acres). Part of the post in El Paso County, Texas, is a census-designated place; it had a population of 8,591 at the 2010 census. Fort Bliss provides the largest contiguous tract (1,500 sq mi or 3,900 km2) of restricted airspace in the Continental United States. The airspace is used for missile and artillery training and testing.

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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded USAWSMR Hall of Fame Award: Attending Andy's Luncheon for the ceremony of the Induction to the USAWSMR Test Site were relatives from El Paso, Texas, including seated at the left, Mrs. Barbara McMillan, Andy's Portillo niece , daughter of Homero and Lorraine Portillo. Seated on the right, next to Barbara is Lupita Caserrano, Andy's sister wife of the late Nick Caserrano. Lupita and Nick's sons graduated from Cathedral High School, circa 1980.

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Cathedral High School - WSMR, N.M., Award Hall of Fame Luncheon for Andres Portillo held at the WSMR Officers Club October 23, 2013. seated at left is Portillo and Mrs. Portillo next to her is Mr. Wong and Andy's daughter Mrs. Wong.

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[1]White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a United States Army military testing area of almost 3,200 sq mi (8,300 km2) in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico. The largest military installation in the United States, WSMR and the 600,000-acre (2,400 km2) McGregor Range Complex at Fort Bliss to the south (southeast Tularosa Basin and on Otero Mesa are contiguous areas for military testing. On 9 July 1945, the White Sands Proving Ground was established for testing German and American long range rockets. Just seven days later, the first atomic bomb test, code named Trinity was exploded at Trinity Site, near the north boundary of the range. Andres Portillo was selected as recipient for the prestigious WSMR Hall of Fame award October 23, 2013.

Andres is a Cathedral High School graduate of 1955. He and his five brothers and one sister attended parochial grammar schools in El Paso, Texas, approximately 50 miles from WSMR, NM. Here lies the story of Andy in pictures and text on the Photographical Digital Exhibit Digie.org, the first of its kind in El Paso, Texas and the second in the world. Andres is shown standing next to his wife Irma Portillo left. Next to Andres Portillo is Mr. Frank Chavez Chief of Staff at WSMR, a fellow employee at the luncheon held in Andy's honor at the WSMR Officers Club.


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Cathedral High School alumnus awarded WSMR Hall of Fame Award. Making the trip to the WSMR ceremony for Andres Portillo were his brother Juan Portillo, and long time fellow alumnus Henry Oviedo, graduates of Cathedral High School, class of 1953.
Henry, and Juan graduated from UTEP with degrees in accounting with Juan working for Farrah Manufacturing, and Henry as a partner at Falcon Industrial Suppliers both in El Paso, Texas.
Andy's family consists of Raul, Juan, Jose Reynaldo, Homero, Carlos, and baby sister Guadalupe (Lupita). Andy is between Homer and Carlos.

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