August 16 in San Antonio history…
Donald “Donnie” Roan Dunagan is born in San Antonio. Mr. Dunagan served 25 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was promoted 13 times in 21 years, retiring with the rank of Major. He was the Marine Corp’s youngest drill instructor. He also served three tours in Vietnam and earned the Purple Heart three times and the Bronze Star. However, you may know him as the voice of Walt Disney’s “Bambi.”
Lt. Col. Christy Mathewson Jr. (USAF ret.) was in critical condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital from burns suffered in a butane gas explosion while he was installing an electric dishwasher in his ranch home near Helotes. He is the son of the late Christy Mathewson, former New York Giant pitcher and one of baseball’s all-time greats.
North East School District opens their first new high school since 1976 – Ronald Reagan High School – off Huebner Road north of Loop 1604.