COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - In today's Names and Faces, we visit with retired Lieutenant General Randy House about his extraordinary military career and his life in Aggieland.
If you ask General House about the many photos on his home office wall you will get stories about the men and women that served our nation.
House came to Texas A&M in the 1960s to be a veterinarian. That's where his dedication to the people of this country started.
"My thing in life has been horses. Ever since I was a little boy and in the military I continued to ride around the world," House said.
House graduated from Texas A&M -- and went into his first of two tours in Vietnam.
"I think what I did was a noble calling," he said. "When I coach/teach/mentor students and student cadets at A&M, when I coach or teach my own grandchildren -- especially now, I always try to make sure they know how important it is to give back."
On that front -- General House leads by example. One his proudest accomplishments is helping to create the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park.
"We started seeing the vision that between the first soccer game and the second game of the day, the soccer moms could take their kids around on the Lynn Stuart Pathway," House said. "What an opportunity to make sure that the youth of America understand the sacrifice and service of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines of all wars."
Aside from marrying the love of his life, Jeanie of 49 years, General House says being a part of this community is one of the best decisions he's ever made.
For the full interview, click on the video link in the player above.