|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1923|
|Death: ||May 7, 2007|
Ret. Sgt., Juan S. Baca, 84, a resident of El Paso, Texas preceded in death by his brother Pete S. Baca passed away on May 7, 2007.
He is survived by his life companion Maria Evangelista Cruz, his nephews: Isidro Baca, Ronald Baca, Tobby Baca, his wife Bonnie, Elfigo Baca, Ben Baca Benitez, Robert Villasenor, his wife Olga, Peter Baca, Jr., his wife Rita, Salvador Baca, his wife Martha, Antonio Baca, his wife April, Roger Baca, Patrick Baca Jr., Christopher Baca, and Governor Baca. His nieces: Victoria Baca, her husband Raul Wilson, Rebecca Vasquez, Eva Wale, her husband David, Raquel Orona, her husband George, Ramona Hernandez, her husband David, Irma Baca, Bertha Benitez and Benita Benitez. He is also survived by his great nephews and nieces: Peter Baca III, Robert Villasenor, Santiago Vasquez III, Timothy Villasenor, Christopher Baca, Antonio Baca Jr., Robby Joe Villasensor, David Hernandez, Salvador Baca Jr., Michael Hernandez, Alejandro Baca, Michelle Baca, Priscilla Orona, Monica Orona, Jennifer Baca, Norbertha Orona, Kimberly Baca, Ashley Baca, and Samantha Sarai Baca.
He proudly served his country for 25 years by enlisting in the military through the buddy program with his brother Patrick Baca on Feb 20th, 1943 in the Air Offensive Japan Western Pacific. During the Japanese offensive on Bataan began on April 3, 1942, he was captured and was prisoner of war in the Philippines, April 9, has been selected as "Former Prisoner of War Day." Obviously that date has been selected to recall the day that Bataan fell, with the subsequent capture of the largest military force in US Military history. At the end of World War II, nearly 37% of all POWs lost their lives as a result of the way the Japanese treated their captives in which he survived. He reenlisted and toured Guam, Australia, Germany and was in combat during the Korean War. Through his 25 years of service his commendations include several purple hearts and honors whereareas he was proud to contribute to his beloved country. He was deeply loved by his family in which he constantly was part of. We will miss him dearly though he knew before he left us on the 7th of this month.
Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 11, 2007 at San Antonio Church. Pallbearers will be Isidro Baca, Robert Villasenor, Peter Baca Jr., Salvador Baca, Antonio Baca, and Peter Baca III. Honorary Pallbearers are Ronald Baca, Tobvy Baca, Ben Baca Benitez, Santiago Vasquez III and Christopher Baca. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss Cemetery.
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso County
Plot: SECTION DD ~ SITE 420
Maintained by: Sherlocks Cousin
Originally Created by: Marcena Thompson
Record added: May 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19323160
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