Shoemaker celebrates 90th birthday at namesake school
Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker receives cheers from Shoemaker High School students who lined the hallways as he made his way to the front of the school for a horse detachment salute and hundreds of well-wishers on his 90th birthday party Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the school.
Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker salutes the crowd of students, family and community leaders from the Shoemaker High School auditorium stage near the conclusion of his 90th birthday celebration Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The Killeen ISD school in west Killeen, which opened in 2000 was named for the longtime community leader and former III Corps commander.
Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker receives a 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment saber salute Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, as part of his 90th birthday celebration.
Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker gets assistance with a saber from Shoemaker High School senior LeRay Camacho, cadet commander of the school's Junior ROTC battalion, and senior Joshua Brown of Student 2 Student during the 90th birthday celebration Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, for the namesake of Robert M. Shoemaker High School.
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