For the past 16 years the nation’s best high-school athletes and band members have made their way here to showcase their skills in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game held annually in the Alamodome.
Accompanying those top-notch students is a handful of the best warfighters the U.S. Army has to offer. Soldiers who include, rangers, green berets, special forces and some who have distinguished themselves in their career fields, such as recruiter of the year, drill sergeant of the year and Soldier of the year.
Staff Sgt. Rene P. Herrera, a San Antonio native and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear specialist, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, is one of those elite few who answered the call to perform duties as a Soldier mentor to the All-American Bowl students this year.