His military career includes piloting the C-130 Hercules in Vietnam, the Paciﬁc, in the U.S. and in and Europe. He also piloted the Sabreliner, training young pilots and transporting dignitaries. During his Air Force career, he served at numerous higher headquarters assignments including the 12th Air Force, the Military Airlift Command, and the Oﬃce of the Joint Chiefs of Staﬀ at the Pentagon. He retired at the rank of full Colonel after serving as the Deputy Chairman of Air War College.
Peyton is married to Jeanenne, and resides in Katy, Texas. They have two sons and three grandchildren.
Welcome to Floyd E. Breedlove VFW Post and Auxiliary
We are located in Katy, Texas, 30 miles west of downtown Houston. Click here for the history of our post. Meetings occur on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m., with a social dinner starting at 6:15 p.m.
*UPDATE*Unfortunately, due to the flooding that occurred on April 17, 2016, our VFW meeting hall and museum suffered flood damage. Our Commander has made arrangements with Journey Church to hold our meetings. Journey Church is located at 541 Pin Oak Rd, Katy, Tx. Normally our meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month. Please check our Calendar for the specific date and time.
Flag Ceremony at Katy City Hall Dedication
Memorial Day Ceremony
at Magnolia Cemetary
Memorial Day Ceremony
at Forest Park
Memorial Day Ceremony
at Memorial Oaks
Post 9182 was asked to perform the Flag Raising at the Katy City Hall Dedication. With a short rehearsal, members of the Honor Guard were able to perform professionally with "feels like" temps of 108° plus.
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Our post was extremely busy performing at 3 different locations on Memorial Day, while also passing out Buddy Poppies all weekend around Katy.
At Magnolia Cemetery in Katy, the post hosted the ceremony with Commander Frank Torres as the speaker. The Mayor of Katy, Fabol Hughes, gave a proclamation designating May 30th as a day of remembrance and peace. Other guest included two former mayors, three city councilman, one State Representative, VFW Senior Vice Commander, VFW State JAG, and American Legion Post 164 Katy Commander, Sheryll Jones, The Katy Sea Cadets were also present and did an incredible job of performing the flag raising and lowering, as well as the ring of the bell for the deceased. With an attendance of approximately 200, they were three different motorcycle groups with a total of about 50 bikes. Also in attendance, were our local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
While the ceremony was going on at Magnolia Cemetery, the Honor Guard team performed at two other consecutive ceremonies. At Forest Park Funeral Home, the team did rifle rifle volleys, with a bugler standing post at the base of the American flag. Smitty Byrd Aerial Photography was also present and passed on two photos from his drone.
Immediately after, the Honor Guard team traveled to Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. With bagpipes playing, the team marched behind a horse drawn cassion (kay-sawn), followed by the Mayde Creek High School NJROTC. The team fired rifle volleys, and then the flag was folded, while Echo Taps played in the background.
Peyton Lumpkin, a Gold Legacy Life Member of Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 in Katy, Texas was elected as the State Commander for the Department of Texas VFW at the 96th State Convention in Dallas, Texas, Saturday, June 18th 2016. He will serve one year as VFW Commander, Department of Texas
Peyton has served in many capacities at the Post and District level. He earned honors as an All State and All American Post Commander; All State and All American District Commander and was the number one District in Texas and in his National Division for 2012-‐2013. He is a recipient of the prestigious VFW J.T. Rutherford Award.
Peyton Lumpkin served in the United States Air Force from 1968-1993 and is a Vietnam veteran. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with four Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.