This page is dedicated in the memory of Hispanics who honorably served in the United States Armed Forces.
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Abaroa Vida, Ramon
[ b. 09/06/1923 - National City, CA ] [ d. 01/22/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Acevedo, Joseph Anthony
[ b. Brooklyn, NY ] [ d. 02/04/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Acuna, Ralph C.
[ b. 09/22/1931 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA ] [ d. 03/23/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Aguayo, Oscar
[ b. Florida ] [ d. 01/20/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy
Alejandro Morales, Esteban
[ b. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the World War II
Alicea Bermudas, Jesus
[ b. Naranjito, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 11/29/1994 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Almeida, Frank "Papa"
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 05/27/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the World War II
Alvarado, Jose A.
[ b. Barranquitas, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 05/30/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Alvarado Fernandez, Celso G.
[ b. 04/07/1926 - Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/18/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the World War II
Alvarez, Frederico
[ b. Fort Davis, TX ] [ d. 05/01/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Air Force
Alvarez, Ismael "Al"
[ b. Lares, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/18/1999]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Aquino Echevarria, Jose A.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 04/27/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy
Arce Ayala, Thomas
[ b. Corozal, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/20/1994 ]
Served with the U.S. Army's 14th Armored Battalion during World War II in the Ardennes, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
Arce Torres, Reyes A.
[ b. Manatí, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/01/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army ( infantry division ) during the Vietnam War.
Artuz Rivera, Roberto
[ b. 01/04/1922 - Manatí, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 10/28/1994]
World War II Army veteran and recipient of three bronze stars.
Baca, Donaciano
[ d. 03/19/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He received many distinguished decorations.
Baerga Ortiz, Victor
[ b. Guayama, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/09/1996 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Barreiro, Ramon
[ b. 01/18/1931 - Utuado, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/21/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War . Awarded the Korean Service Medal with a bronze star, the U.N. service medal, a Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the National Defense Service Medal.
Bello, Ralph Elias
[ d. 08/27/1993 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Bermudez Cruz, Francisco
[ b. Adjuntas, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 05/26/1995 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Blondet, Virgilio
[ b. 05/07/1917 - Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 10/13/1992 ]
Served in the U.S. Army between 1943 and 1945. Recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Service medal and the Good Conduct medal
Bolado Maldonado, Carlos M.
[ b. 11/25/1920 - San Benito, TX ] [ d. 03/08/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
Bonaparte, Carlos M.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 08/05/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Bonilla, Gilberto Bartolo
[ b. 08/24/1931 - San Diego, CA ] [ d. 03/23/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Bonilla Caraballo, Virgilio C.
[ b. Juncos, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/15/1994 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Brimm, Henry
[ b. Santurce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 02/21/1994 ]
Served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II
Burgos Rivera, Victor A.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 12/09/1991 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Bustos, Joseph
[ b. 10/06/1933 - Trinidad, CO ] [ d. 07/11/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War
Cabrera, Gustavo Francis
[ b. Tampa, FL ] [ d. 03/03/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Cabrera, Peter
[ b. Tampa, FL ] [ d. 04/27/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
Cabrera Cruz, Jesus
[ b. Comerio, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 04/02/1994 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a disable veteran.
Caceras Nenadich, John J.
[ b. 02/20/1923 - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 02/05/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the World War II
Calderon, Raymond J.
[ b. 02/16/1931 - Ellsworth, KS ] [ d. 04/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Cameron, Robert G. "Bob"
[ d. 03/08/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War
Canales, Andres
[ b. 03/14/1923 ] [ d. 04/02/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945.
Canizare, Carl
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 04/05/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Cantu, Benito
[ d. 07/29/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II, recipient of the
Purple Heart
Cardenas Rivera, Felix A.
[ b. Cayey, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/17/1991 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Carmona, Raul H.
[ b. Carolina, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/21/1997 ]
Served twenty seven years in the U.S. Army
Cartegena Gonzales, Gregorio G.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 10/09/1991 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Casados, Larquin J.
[ b. Alburquerque, NM ] [ d. 03/02/1999 ]
Served five years in the U.S. Army
Casanova Perez, Jose A.
[ b. San Juan, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/28/1999 ]
Served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran.
Cases, Jose M.
[ b. Bayamon, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/10/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II, recipient of the American Theater Service Medal with four overseas service bars.
Casiano Martinez, Francisco
[ b. Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/19/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Castillo, Miguel Antonio
[ b. Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/07/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Castro Marrero, Antonio
[ b. Aguadilla, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 02/02/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Chameli, Hector L.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 02/02/1996 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in the Philippines.
Chavira, Ralph
[ b. 12/30/1920 - El Paso, TX ] [ d. 03/20/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Chevalier, Frank
[ b. Bayamón, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 04/03/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Cintron Nieves, Octavio George
[ b. Naranjito, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/20/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Coll, Hector
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 02/24/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Colon, Francisco "Papi"
[ b. Caguas, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/03/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars
Colon, Pedro P.
[ b. San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 10/06/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Colon Delgado, Jose "Joe"
[ b. Santurce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/27/1995 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Contreras, Raul
[ b. Dalhart, TX ] [ d. 03/03/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Contreras, Reyes
[ b. El Cajon, CA ] [ d. 12/23/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army, recipient of two Purple Hearts.
Cordova, Fernando A.
[ b. San Juan, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/06/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Coris, Frank H.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/12/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Correa Cervoni, Basilio
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/26/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Crespo Mangana, Paul M.
[ b. Ponce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 11/09/1996 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Cristan Arvayo, Frank
[ b. 11/27/1946 - Douglas, AZ ] [ d. 11/25/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars
Cruz Mejias, Ramon
[ b. Guayama, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 04/05/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Dominguez Cruz, Ernesto
[ b. Ponce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Duran, Bonifacio Max "Pappy"
[ d. 03/19/1999 ]
He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the United States Air Force as a Jet Engine Mechanic for 16 years.
Estevez, Rafael "Ralph"
[ d. Key West, FL ] [ d. 07/08/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Estrella, Miguel Angel
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Figueroa, Ezequiel
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/15/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Flores, William
[ b. 04/10/1929 - Ponce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 12/11/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Garcia, Felix L.
[ b. 04/17/1915 - Brownsville, TX ] [ d. 07/08/1999 ]
Served in the the U.S. Navy during World War II serving as a Gunner's Mate. On July 5, 1943 he was on board the USS Helena that sank at the battle of Kula Gulf. He also served on the USS Missouri "Mighty Mo" near the end of the war and was on board the ship when the Peace Treaty with Japan was signed on September 2, 1945. He was awarded several distinguished awards and medals which include, The Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon Bar.
Garcia, Mauricio Rene
[ b. Kingsville, TX, d. 03/24/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Garcia, Roberto
[ b. Tucson, AZ, d. 02/03/1997 ]
Served in the Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945, serving on Okinawa during World War II
Gonzales, Edward
[ b. 12/20/1931 - Chula Vista, CA ] [ d. 12/03/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War
Gonzalez, Domingo Samson
[ b. Mexico ] [ d. 01/08/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Gonzalez, Ralph A.
[ b. New York, NY ] [ d. 03/26/1999 ]
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving 20 years in the Navy and Naval Reserves.
Gonzalez Carrero, Aquilino
[ b. 09/26/1932 - Rincon, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/30/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Gueits, Andres
[ b. Ponce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 11/03/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
Hernandez, Abel S.
[ b. 01/30/1923 ] [ d. 01/26/1993 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a tank destroyer driver in the pro-longed and heavy fighting in Germany's Rhineland in World War II. He was one of eight brothers that served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II and the Korean War.
Hernandez, Hector C.
[ b. Ponce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/20/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
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Hernandez Figueroa, Bartolo "Bart"
[ d. 09/29/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
Hernandez Torres, Juan "Nito"
[ b. Camuy, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/17/1999 ]
Served as a private in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Huertas Rodriguez, Miguel
[ b. Jayuya, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/16/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War, and received the National Defense Service Medal.
Iglesias, Manuel A.
[ b. San Juan, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/08/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Jaime Herrera, Willardo H.
[ b. 12/23/1916 - Williams, AR ] [ d. 02/18/1999 ]
Served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command, where he was a pilot for over 20 years. He served during World War II and Korea.
Kinney, Richard G.
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/08/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Laboy Rivera, Enrique R.
[ b. Aibonito, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/14/1991 ]
Served in the U.S. Army, veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Lemmon, Robert Hilton
[ b. Buenos Aires, Argentina ] [ d. 07/15/1999 ]
Served as a pediatric physician in the Navy Medical Corps. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Lopez Morales, Victor M.
[ b. Comerio, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 11/25/1993 ]
Served in the U.S. Army, veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Loran Alicea, Restituto "Rusty"
[ d. 05/16/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army, veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Lugo Fraijo, Santiago
[ d. Mexico ] [ d. 01/08/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Manzanares, Miguel R.
[ b. 04/30/1924 - New Mexico ] [ d. 07/07/1999 ]
Served in the U.S Army during World War II. He retired from civil service at the Air Force Academy.
Martinez, Henry "Louie"
[ d. 05/10/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War
Martinez, Jose Eliseo
[ b. 07/18/1934 - Chacon, NM ] [ d. 07/11/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Martinez, William
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/10/1992 ]
Served as a U.S. Army sergeant 1st class, a veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars
Martinez Rivera, Ramon
[ b. Arecibo, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/18/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, disable veteran of same.
Melendez Garcia, Peter
[ b. Ceiba, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/27/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II obtaining the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. Received the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Mendez, Ivan A.
[ b. Añasco, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/11/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army.
Mercado Rodriguez, Francisco
[ b. Isabela, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 02/10/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Air Force, veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Millayes, Alfredo
[ b. Aguada, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Montoya, George "Coy"
[ b. Albuquerque, NM ] [ d. 03/25/1998 ]
He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a medic.
Nery Martinez, Ralph P.
[ b. San Juan, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 04/30/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Nieves Vazquez, Juan
[ b. Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/26/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, retiring as a sergeant first class in 1968. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe; the Korean War, serving in Korea; and the Vietnam War.
Padilla Gonzales, Frank
[ b. 11/21/1914 - Chula Vista, CA ] [ d. 03/02/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War
Peña, Sam B.
[ d. 12/28/1998 ]
He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War
Ramirez, Andrew H.
[ b. Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/21/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the World War II
Ramirez, Basilio P. "Bosco"
[ d. 04/09/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Ramirez, Johnny
[ b. 10/01/1946 - Vanderbilt, TX ] [ d. 04/30/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Ramirez, Paul R.
[ b. Mexico ] [ d. 01/23/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during World War II
Rico Saavedra, Juan
[ b. 12/08/1929 - Hubbard, TX ] [ d. 11/04/1998 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Rivera, Ricardo
[ b. 02/07/1934 - Guayama, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 07/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army
Rivera Arroyo, Jose L.
[ b. Comerio, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 09/15/1996 ]
A U.S. Army sergeant during World War II, serving in the Panama Canal, Asia and the Pacific. He received the American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
Rodriguez, Luis A.
[ b. New York, NY ] [ d. 05/28/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Roman, Israel
[ b. New York, NY ] [ d. 05/06/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Sanchez, Gilbert Roland
[ b. Florida ] [ d. 06/18/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Sanchez Perez, Luis R.
[ b. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 06/18/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Recieved the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Santiago Crespo, Heriberto
[ b. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 03/23/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Santoro, Carlos G.
[ b. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 08/20/1991 ]
Served in the U.S. Army as a medical doctor achieving the rank of Lieutenant.
Sierra, Samuel
[ b. ] [ d. 10/25/1992 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
Trujillo, Richard D.
[ b. Clayton, NM ] [ d. 05/09/1999 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Ubarri, Rafael A.
[ b. Santruce, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 08/19/1992 ]
Served in the Third Army under Gen. George Patton in World War II. He was a tank lieutenant and fought in Africa and Europe. Rose to the rank of colonel in the Army National Guard.
Vazquez Albelo, Jaime
[ b. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico ] [ d. 01/01/1997 ]
Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War