2018 Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon

The 2018 Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon honored the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and Aggie Liberators of WWII.

Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) honored the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and Aggie Liberators of World War II with the 2018 Guardian of the Human Spirit Award for their commitment to service and building an open-minded society.

The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets sent 20,229 Aggies to serve in WWII, generating seven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The Museum recognized the values Aggie Corps members demonstrated then and now: leadership, service and integrity; and honored Corps of Cadets liberators of WWII who witnessed unspeakable atrocities while displaying courage and compassion. These qualities reveal an individual’s responsibility for the collective actions of society and align with the values of HMH. The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets have inspired tomorrow’s leaders to serve our state and our nation since 1876. This combined human impact exemplifies what it means to be a Guardian of the Human Spirit.

Honorary Chairs
  • =Neil Bush
  • =John Sharp ‘72, Chancellor, Texas A&M University System
  • =The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
Luncheon Chairs
  • =Nancy & Arthur Brand
  • =Sam & Barney Gershen
  • =Lorraine & Ed Wulfe
Host Committee Chairs
  • =Jennifer & David Stockel
Host Committee
  • =Sue Sue & Don Aron
  • =Laurie & Milton Boniuk
  • =Sarah & Denis Braham
  • =Kaki & Larry Buck
  • =Fred Caldwell
  • =Rhona & Bruce Caress
  • =Honorable Theresa Chang & Dr. Peter Chang
  • =Gregory M. Cokinos
  • =Denise & Steve Estrin
  • =Martha & Don Freedman
  • =Andrew T. Gardener
  • =Heidi & David Gerger
  • =Cheryl & Stephen Golub
  • =Ernie Golub Family
  • =Jeryl & Jeff Golub
  • =Annette & Dan Gordon
  • =Guillermo Guefen
  • =David Harris
  • =Punkin & Walter Hecht
  • =Shelly & Brian Hendry
  • =Mady & Ken Kades
  • =Gail & Dr. Milton Klein
  • =Mimi & Larry Levine
  • =Barbara & Barry Lewis
  • =Jim McCoy
  • =Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, University of Houston-Downtown
  • =Regina Rogers
  • =Lester & Sue Smith
  • =Limor & Stuart Smith
  • =Joel Spira
  • =Nancy Li-Tarim & Dr. Soner Tarim
  • =Ellen & Dan Trachtenberg
  • =Jane & Stuart Weil
  • =Richard Wolf
  • =Cyvia Wolff
  • =Barbara & Donald Zale