Retired Gen. Richard E. Cavazos was laid to rest Tuesday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
The former III Corps and Fort Hood commander died Oct. 29 at the age of 88 at the Army Resident Community in San Antonio.
Services were held at 9:30 a.m. at Porter Loring North, a funeral home in San Antonio, with more than 200 mourners attending the burial service at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, including 1st Cavalry Division commander Maj. Gen. Paul T. Calvert, according to division spokesman Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell.
Cavazos made history as the U.S. Army’s first Hispanic four-star general, served as Fort Hood’s senior leader from 1980 to 1982 before commanding U.S. Army Forces Command and is the namesake of the Killeen Independent School District’s Richard E. Cavazos Elementary School in Nolanville.