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Ramon Hernandez

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Oct. 2, 1919 – Dec. 28, 2004
Born and raised in Lockhart, Ramon was married to his loving wife of 57 years, Maria Hernandez. He served in the Army as a Sergeant in the Battery B 318th Field Artillery in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of operations. He supervised eight crew members of 155 mm Howitzer in moving, emplacing, displacing and withdrawing the piece in combat.
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He is survived by his wife, Maria; daughters, Mary Salinas and husband Johnny, Gloria Garza and husband Johnny, Dora Contreras and husband Albert; son, Richard Hernandez and wife Yolanda; grandchildren, Veronica, Melody, Gabriel, Sharon, Genevieve, Isaac, Emerald and Hillary; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Selena, Jesse Marie, Julio III, Gilbert II, Javan, Marisa, Breanna, Ramon, Jimmy II, Gabriel II, Josiah, Maria and Khalil. He is also survived by a sister, Angela Estrada.
Serving as pallbearers were Gilbert Harros, Isaac Hernandez, Jimmy Guzman, Gabriel Contreras, Hector Betancourt-Campos, and Julio Harros III.
Mr. Contreras gallantly served his country during World War II as a Sergeant in the Battery B 318th Field Artillery. Decorations and citations received were American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, one Service Stripe and two Over Seas Service Bars.
Funeral arrangements by DeLeon Funeral Home, Lockhart.

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