Your Local Jewish War Veteran: David Marne, Commander of Post 753

David Marne, right

April 1, 2021

The Current Commander of Post 753 of Jewish War Veterans of the United States, David Marne, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1980 until his retirement in 2000.  Fourteen of his 20 years of service to our country were performed overseas. His assignments included the USAF Hospital Hellenikon, Athens Greece; The 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Rhein-Main AB Germany; The 1611th  Aeromedical Evacuation (P), Persian Gulf; The 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein AB Germany; and his final assignment was here at Joint Base San Antonio.  

Marne has received over forty (40) Military Decorations, Medals, Badges, Citations, and Campaign ribbons during his 20 years of service.

David Marne (right), accompanying Robert Polhill, a business professor, who was held hostage for 39 months in Lebanon, upon his release

To include medals for service during the first Gulf War, deployments to Entebbe Uganda, the former Yugoslavia, the successful evacuation of U.S. hostages held in Beirut Lebanon, the evacuation of 58 victims of the 1993 Somali attack on United States military personnel: the evacuation of 98 victims of the 1994 Sarajevo marketplace bombing, and other deployments.

Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Marne and his wife Patricia founded Half Priced Real Estate, Inc, and where they have been named a Super Agent by Texas Monthly Magazine. Half Priced Real Estate is a member of the San Antonio Platinum Top 50. 

Marne served five terms as Mayor of the City of Shavano Park (2005 – 2015), was elected by all suburban cities to serve on the Executive Committee of the Alamo Area Council of Government Board of Directors, and currently is an Executive Committee member of the Via Metropolitan Transit Board of Directors.   

Marne will again be running for Mayor of the City of Shavano Park in May.