Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home

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The Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler is named after Travis Earl Watkins and James Marion Logan.

James Logan
James Logan

Sergeant Watkins served in the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

Due to Watkins’ leadership, bravery and noble self-sacrifice, he was awarded the Bronze Star during World War II for meritorious action during the campaign for Guadalcanal and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War.

James Marion Logan served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army’s 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division. During World War II he single-handedly captured a German machine-gun position in the first hours of the landing at Salerno, Italy. 

For these actions, Logan was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 6, 1944. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor for his bravery during combat.

The Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home opened in 2012 and is made up of 10 individual cottages with 10 private rooms per cottage to accommodate 100 Texas Veterans.

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