PLANO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2017) – Recently, retired Major General, US Army, Eugene and Evelyn Fox celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary amongst friends and family. Eugene and Evelyn have dedicated their entire adult lives to military service, so their family wanted to honor them and their monumental anniversary in a special way.
Spearheaded by their 11 grandchildren, the Fox family raised more than $1,600 for the military nonprofit, Hope For The Warriors, in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Eugene was appointed to USMA West Point where after his graduation, with the Class of 1956, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery branch and stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. It was in Fort Bliss that he met Evelyn whom he married Feb. 2, 1957.
After moving several times across the United States, Europe and Asia with the Army, Eugene retired in 1989 after 33 years of service. His last post was held at the Pentagon as the Deputy Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Continuing his service, Eugene most recently delivered the baccalaureate address to the 2016 graduating Class at the West Point Jewish Chapel.
Eugene discussed his thoughts on war deployments noting, “We lost several dear friends and classmates during those years [when Eugene was deployed to Viet Nam]. Today’s military personnel incur several deployments defending our Nation and our Constitution. Many return from these deployments without limbs and with severe head wounds, but they return. During recent years we have lost children of our dear friends and classmates.”
Reflecting on the fundraiser, the couple shared what it means to them. “The fact that our grandchildren chose to help those returning Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine military members and their families with this donation in honor of our 60th Wedding Anniversary warms our hearts. There could be no better gift.”
Evelyn added, “Eugene and I are very thankful for the services Hope For The Warriors provides and to our many friends and family who donated in our honor, making this gift possible.”
Celebrating more than 10 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.
For additional photos of Eugene and Evelyn Fox please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/60ysbkcup0v9uip/AADk8Qqy6oXEDx8LfU6zvBhDa?dl=0