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Jorge Aponte y Cruz

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Jorge Aponte y Cruz

Birth
Coamo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death
18 Feb 1975 (aged 54)
Coamo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial
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Jorge Aponte y Cruz fue miembro del Ejército de los Estados Unidos.

Era hijo de Edelmiro Aponte y Santiago de Santa Ysabel, Puerto Rico y de Josefa Cruz de Coamo, Puerto Rico. Tuvo un hermano llamado Nelson Ysmael.

Sus abuelos paternos fueron Nicomedes Aponte y Angela Santiago, ambos de Santa Ysabel, Puerto Rico. Su abuela materna fue Julia Cruz de Coamo, Puerto Rico.

Su bisabuela materna fue Angela Cruz.

Tenía 55 años.

Fuente: Certificado de nacimiento: Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 Coamo Nacimientos 1920-1926, certificado y folio #153, imagen #110.

21 oct 2020
Recibí una comunicación de Lowell Silverman, quién se ha dedicado a investigar y honrar con una biografía a los soldados que sirvieron con su abuelo en el 32 Station Hospital durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, de los cuales Jorge Aponte y Cruz fue parte. Creó un sitio en internet donde publica sus biografías y ha hecho una labor extraordinaria. Por favor visite su página web haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace, es una página maravillosa: https://32ndstationhospital.com/ A continuación y con su autorización, reproduzco la biografía de este soldado coameño:

Jorge Aponte (Jorge Aponte y Cruz), service number 31405144 (May 28, 1920 – February 18, 1975)

Aponte was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, the son of Edelmiro Aponte and Josefa Cruz. His mother died in 1929. When he was recorded on the census on April 8, 1930, Aponte was living in Coamo with his brother at the home of their uncle and aunt, Pedro A. and Francisca Cruz. (Later, on his draft card, Aponte listed Angel P. Larrauri of Coamo, Puerto Rico as a point of contact; there is a birth record for Angel Pedro Larrauri Cruz, so it would seem Angel and Pedro are the same person.) Aponte moved to the continental United States in 1938 aboard S.S. Coamo, which arrived in New York City from San Juan on May 16, 1938. One of the passengers was listed as Jorge Larrauri Aponte. The record most contain at least one error, because it gave the man's date of birth as May 28, 1927 in Coamo, Puerto Rico, but listed his age as 18. Jorge Aponte was born on May 28, 1920, and would have been 17 at the time.

Aponte subsequently settled in New England. When registered for the draft on July 1, 1941, he was living in Waterbury, Connecticut and working as a barber for Emilio C. Ramirez. At the time, he was described as standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 110 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Aponte was married and living in Plymouth County, Massachusetts when he was drafted. Aponte was inducted into the U.S. Army in New Haven, Connecticut on August 24, 1943. He apparently went on active duty on September 14, 1943. He is probably the Private Jorge Aponte of 295 Brown Street in Wareham, Massachusetts who appeared on a list—printed in The Boston Daily Globe on July 26, 1944—of men wounded in the Mediterranean Theater. His wife was listed as Marion Aponte.

Private Aponte was one of 61 men who joined the 32nd Station Hospital from the 7th Replacement Depot at 1000 hrs on November 12, 1944. The transfer document indicated he was Infantry Branch with military occupational specialty was 022 (barber). Aponte went on temporary duty to the U.S. Army Rest Camp, Rome from December 10–14, 1944. He was promoted to private 1st class on February 15, 1945. He went on temporary duty to Bari, Italy on June 4, 1945, returning on June 7. All the other men on the trip were known to have been members of the 32nd Station Hospital's baseball team, known as the Red Sox, although I was unable to confirm it in Aponte’s case. A June 16, 1945 morning report entry stated he was "entitled to Bronze Service Star for North [Apennines] Campaign" (for service prior to joining the 32nd Station Hospital). He departed for the U.S. Army Rest Center in Rome on August 24, 1945 and returned on August 28. It appears that he left the unit sometime between September 1–12, 1945. He left active duty on November 30, 1945.
Aponte apparently rejoined the military later, since he was still a soldier as of April 8, 1959, when he gave his service number RA-31405144 and unit as Company “A” of the 382nd Military Police after arriving in Boston on a flight from London. He was living in Leominster, Massachusetts at the time. I am unable to find any record between 1959 and his death. He may have returned to his hometown of Coamo, Puerto Rico, where he was buried after his death in 1975, aged 54.

Thank you very much, Lowell Silverman, for a wonderful, wonderful site!
Jorge Aponte y Cruz fue miembro del Ejército de los Estados Unidos.

Era hijo de Edelmiro Aponte y Santiago de Santa Ysabel, Puerto Rico y de Josefa Cruz de Coamo, Puerto Rico. Tuvo un hermano llamado Nelson Ysmael.

Sus abuelos paternos fueron Nicomedes Aponte y Angela Santiago, ambos de Santa Ysabel, Puerto Rico. Su abuela materna fue Julia Cruz de Coamo, Puerto Rico.

Su bisabuela materna fue Angela Cruz.

Tenía 55 años.

Fuente: Certificado de nacimiento: Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 Coamo Nacimientos 1920-1926, certificado y folio #153, imagen #110.

21 oct 2020
Recibí una comunicación de Lowell Silverman, quién se ha dedicado a investigar y honrar con una biografía a los soldados que sirvieron con su abuelo en el 32 Station Hospital durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, de los cuales Jorge Aponte y Cruz fue parte. Creó un sitio en internet donde publica sus biografías y ha hecho una labor extraordinaria. Por favor visite su página web haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace, es una página maravillosa: https://32ndstationhospital.com/ A continuación y con su autorización, reproduzco la biografía de este soldado coameño:

Jorge Aponte (Jorge Aponte y Cruz), service number 31405144 (May 28, 1920 – February 18, 1975)

Aponte was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, the son of Edelmiro Aponte and Josefa Cruz. His mother died in 1929. When he was recorded on the census on April 8, 1930, Aponte was living in Coamo with his brother at the home of their uncle and aunt, Pedro A. and Francisca Cruz. (Later, on his draft card, Aponte listed Angel P. Larrauri of Coamo, Puerto Rico as a point of contact; there is a birth record for Angel Pedro Larrauri Cruz, so it would seem Angel and Pedro are the same person.) Aponte moved to the continental United States in 1938 aboard S.S. Coamo, which arrived in New York City from San Juan on May 16, 1938. One of the passengers was listed as Jorge Larrauri Aponte. The record most contain at least one error, because it gave the man's date of birth as May 28, 1927 in Coamo, Puerto Rico, but listed his age as 18. Jorge Aponte was born on May 28, 1920, and would have been 17 at the time.

Aponte subsequently settled in New England. When registered for the draft on July 1, 1941, he was living in Waterbury, Connecticut and working as a barber for Emilio C. Ramirez. At the time, he was described as standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 110 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Aponte was married and living in Plymouth County, Massachusetts when he was drafted. Aponte was inducted into the U.S. Army in New Haven, Connecticut on August 24, 1943. He apparently went on active duty on September 14, 1943. He is probably the Private Jorge Aponte of 295 Brown Street in Wareham, Massachusetts who appeared on a list—printed in The Boston Daily Globe on July 26, 1944—of men wounded in the Mediterranean Theater. His wife was listed as Marion Aponte.

Private Aponte was one of 61 men who joined the 32nd Station Hospital from the 7th Replacement Depot at 1000 hrs on November 12, 1944. The transfer document indicated he was Infantry Branch with military occupational specialty was 022 (barber). Aponte went on temporary duty to the U.S. Army Rest Camp, Rome from December 10–14, 1944. He was promoted to private 1st class on February 15, 1945. He went on temporary duty to Bari, Italy on June 4, 1945, returning on June 7. All the other men on the trip were known to have been members of the 32nd Station Hospital's baseball team, known as the Red Sox, although I was unable to confirm it in Aponte’s case. A June 16, 1945 morning report entry stated he was "entitled to Bronze Service Star for North [Apennines] Campaign" (for service prior to joining the 32nd Station Hospital). He departed for the U.S. Army Rest Center in Rome on August 24, 1945 and returned on August 28. It appears that he left the unit sometime between September 1–12, 1945. He left active duty on November 30, 1945.
Aponte apparently rejoined the military later, since he was still a soldier as of April 8, 1959, when he gave his service number RA-31405144 and unit as Company “A” of the 382nd Military Police after arriving in Boston on a flight from London. He was living in Leominster, Massachusetts at the time. I am unable to find any record between 1959 and his death. He may have returned to his hometown of Coamo, Puerto Rico, where he was buried after his death in 1975, aged 54.

Thank you very much, Lowell Silverman, for a wonderful, wonderful site!

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