Downtown Bench Dedicated

An East Texas Navy Captain has a place of honor in historic downtown Nacogdoches.

Captain Charles K. Phillips had a bench dedicated in his honor near the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. Phillips graduated from the Naval Academy in 1936. Those who remember Phillips say he was an outstanding member of the Naval Academy.

Tim James, a Blue & Gold Officer at the Naval Academy said, "this is in honor of his memory as a member of the United States Naval Service and just a fine, wonderful citizen of Nacogdoches."

In attendance at Sunday's dedication were two members of Nacogdoches High School that have been nominated to go to the US Naval Academy. Congratulations go out to Drew Knowles and Alanna Youngblood.