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I was Regularly Initiated to the Degree of Entered Apprentice Mason on 11 July 1992 at Aomori Lodge #10 located at Misawa, Japan under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Japan.

I was Passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft Mason on 20 April 2000 and Raised the the Sublimed Degree of Master Mason on 18 May 2000 at George Washington Lodge # 820 located at Kaiserslautern, Germany under the jurisdiction of the American-Canadian Grand Lodge (ACGL) within the United Grand Lodges of Germany.

Received the Scottish Rite Degree of a Master of the Royal Secret of the 32 Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite on 21 October 2000 under the American Military Consistory in the Valley of American Military Orient of NATO in Frankfurt Germany.

I was Received, Admitted and Constituted a Noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North  America on 30 November 2005 at the Alzafar Temple on San Antonio Texas.

Received the Capitular Degrees with Helotes Chapter No. 444 under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas as follows

Mark Master on 8 February 2006
Past Master on 22 February 2006
Most Excellent Master on 8 March 2006
Royal Arch Mason on 22 March 2006

and Cryptic Degrees with Helotes Council No. 362 under the Jurisdiction of Grand Council and Select Master  of Texas as follows

Royal Master on 12 April 2006
Select Master on 26 April 2006
Super Excellent Master on 2 May 2006

It was Knighted in the Order of Red Cross, Order of Malta and the Mediterranean Pass and Order of the Temple or Knight Templar on 16 September 2006 with the San Antonio Commandery No. 7 under the Jurisdiction of Texas.

Masonic Bodies to which I am a member, or demitted from:

Organization Lodge/CHAPTER Date COMMENTS
Knight Templar San Antonio Commandery No. 7 16 September 2006 Endowed Membership
York Council Helotes 362 26 April 2006 Endowed Membership
York Rite Chapter Helotes 444 22 March 2006 Endowed Membership
Shriner Alzafar Shriners of San Antonio 30 November 2005 Active
Scottish Rites Valley Of San Antonio, Orient Of Texas 5 March 2005 Endowed Membership
Blue Lodge Helotes 1429 15 September 2004 Endowed Membership
Blue Lodge Peter M. Rasmussen 916 6 January 2002 Demitted 3 March 2004
National Sojourners Peter M. Rasmussen 510 17 November 2001 Endowed Membership
Order Easter Star (OES) Star of Germany 1 15 June 2001 Demitted September 2005
Scottish Rites American Military Scottish Rites Bodies, Orient of NATO Bodies 21 October 2000 Transferred Membership to Valley Of San Antonio, Orient Of Texas
Blue Lodge George Washington Lodge 820 18 May 2000 Demitted

Masonic Organizations to which I belong to

Scottish Rite Research Society May 2006 Endowed Membership
Southern California Research Lodge May 2006 Member
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076 April 2006 Correspondence Member
Masonic Book Club February 2006 Member
Masonic Service Association (Short Talks) February 2006 Subscription

Offices that I had the privilege to hold

Master & Secretary Protem George Washington Lodge #820 Blue Lodge 2002-2003
Junior Warden & Secretary Protem George Washington Lodge #820 Blue Lodge 2001-2002
Secretary Protem George Washington Lodge #820 Blue Lodge 2000-2001

The following Masonic Awards were bestowed on me by my fellow brothers

Award Name From Organization Date
ACGL Beehive Award Master, George Washington Lodge #820 7 December 2000
ACGL Distinguished Service Award - Bronze Medal Grand Master, American-Canadian Grand Lodge 17 November 2001

As true traveling man, the following are the lodges I have the pleasure to visit

Helotes 1429 Helotes, Texas Texas
Randolph 1268 Schertz, Texas Texas
Chas. W. Anderson #1413 San Antonio, Texas Texas
Fraternidad #6 (Spanish Speaking lodge) San Salvador, El Salvador Antiguo Cuscatlan
Libertad #13 (Spanish Speaking lodge) San Salvador, El Salvador Antiguo Cuscatlan
Hidalgo Lodge #1036 Edinburgh, Texas Texas
Mount Moriah Two Bridges-Nahe Temple 823 Pirmasens, Germany ACGL
Alt Heidelberg 821 Heidelberg, Germany ACGL
PMR 916 Worms, Germany ACGL
Galilea 810 (German speaking lodge) Kaiserslautern, Germany United Grand Lodges Of Germany
Galilea 810-A Kaiserslautern, Germany ACGL
George Washington Lodge #820 Kaiserslautern, Germany ACGL
El Paso Lodge 130 El Paso Texas Texas
Aomori Lodge #10 Misawa, Japan Japan

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