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Gen Bernardo Carlos “Bernie” Negrete

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Gen Bernardo Carlos “Bernie” Negrete

  • Birth 22 Jan 1951
  • Death 16 Sep 2005 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 15103706

The following is from Brigadier General (RET), Bernardo C. Negrete's obituary:

"Brigadier General (RET),Bernardo C. Negrete, U.S. Army, a beloved husband, father and son, passed away on September 16, 2005. Brigadier General 'Bernie' Negrete retired from active duty after 30 years exceptional service and 4 combat tours with both conventional and special operations units. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. BG Bernardo Negrete served our country for the next 30 years in a series of command and staff positions worldwide. They included combat tours in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq and Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait. General Negrete's final posting was to Fort Monroe Virginia, with the United States Army Recruiting Command as Deputy Commanding General (West) and as Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff of the newly created Accessions Command, before moving to San Antonio, Texas. General Negrete's numerous honors, awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters). Additionally, General Negrete was entitled to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Recruiter Badge, to name a few. He is Survived by his beloved wife, Victoria V. Negrete of San Antonio, Texas, his mother, Irma Negrete of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; son, Christopher Negrete of Philadelphia; step-daughter, Alexis Anthony; granddaughter, Ariana Greenleaf; brothers: Francisco J. Negrete, Javier Negrete and Jorge Negrete; 4 aunts and one uncle: Norma Festa, Angela and Verisimo Sanchez, Leticia Negrete and Hazel Calvet; 6 cousins: Melinda Wingate, Jason Mowatt, Rosa Calvet, Maria Gonzalez, Elena Coates, Alina Sanchez and Jorge Sanchez; and numerous family in Mexico and Cuba including Guadalupe Solorzano, Elena Solorzano, Stevi Varela and Monica Ramirez Solorzano, who will be in attendance, as well as his wife, children and Aunt Angela. SERVICES The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North with a Rosary recited at 7:00 PM. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, September 21 at the Main Post Chapel at Ft. Sam Houston, with a reception immediately following at The Sam Houston Club located at Building 1395, Chaffee Rd, Fort Sam Houston. The funeral and interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Fisher House Foundation, c/o 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852."


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Bernardo Carlos “Bernie” Negrete (22 Jan 1951–16 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15103706, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Angelbabe_E (contributor 46549978) .