|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1948|
Puerto Rico, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2008|
Funeral service 1SGT (Ret.) Jose Miguel Laboy-Martinez, 59, of Lawton will be at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, July 7, 2008 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Major David Harsdorf, 1st of the 30th Field Artillery, officiating.
Mr. Laboy-Martinez died on Monday, June 30, 2008 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma, with full military honors.
Jose was born on December 22, 1948 in Barrio Pasto Viejo, Humacao, Puerto Rico to Francisco Laboy and Luz Easter Martinez. He grew up in Puerto Rico and graduated from high school there. He joined the United States Army in October of 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and served as a First SGT with his last assignment being with the HHC 3rd of the 64th AR. He married Kim Kwang Ok on May 19, 1970 in Korea and the military took them many places including Korea, Germany, Europe, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He received many award and medals, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal 2nd oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Expert Marksmanship Badge/Rifle, M-14 (Expert Qualification Badge)Pistol .45. They returned to the Lawton-Fort Sill area and Jose retired September 30, 1992. They then owned and operated La Borinquena Food Store from 1994 until the present.
He is survived by his wife, Kwang Laboy, of the home; his mother, Luz Martinez, of Puerto Rico; his son and daughter in law, Jose Luis and Amanda Laboy, of Lawton; two daughters and a son in law, Blanca and George Camacho, of Lawton and Dalia Walters, of Lawton; two sisters, Dalia Laboy of Puerto Rico and Fini Laboy, of New York; five grandchildren, Jose Miguel Laboy, Sameem Sarwari, Kimberly Walters, Trae Walters, and Seth Walters, all of Lawton; many nieces and nephews including, Yolanda, Ludi, Cheo, Aracelis, and Richie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francisco Laboy; and a nephew, Tito Morales.
Fort Sill National Cemetery
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