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Friday, March 18, 2011

Check Out WWII Veterans Again


The Veterans Day 11/11/10 post mentioned the men in our family who served in World War II. We're revisiting that here.



  • Edward Sanchez was with the Seabees, the Construction Battalions (CBs) of the United States Navy. He was a son of Victoriano Sanchez. He died in 1992 in Southern California.

  • John Julian Sanchez, also a son of Victoriano, was a Tec 5, serving in the U.S. Army under Gen. George Patton. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in California.

  • Gilbert P. Sanchez, also a son of Victoriano, was a corporal in the U.S. Army. He is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Albuquerque, N.M.

  • David Montoya, son on Juan José Montoya, was an Army Air Corps Staff Sergeant with the 137th AACS Squadron. He is 89.

  • Carlos Montoya, son of Juan José, served as a Seaman Second Class in the U.S. Navy. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in the Los Angeles area.

  • Robert Torres, José Torres' son, served as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy. He is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery in Fresno, Calif.

  • Santos Torres, also a son of José, was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery in Fresno, Calif.

  • Crespiniano Olguin was the son of Lupe Olguin and served as Private First Class in the Army. The grave marker, pictured above, is at San Miguel Cemetery in Socorro, N.M.


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Did You Know?

  • Rogerio Torres married a widow, Clara McCullough de Sanchez, in 1922. They raised three children and stepchildren from her marriage to Juan McCullough. Clara's father was Abran Sanchez, a brother of Moises Sanchez, who was Domitila (Torres) Sanchez's husband.

  • José T. Torres’ godparents were the parents of his sister Lupe’s second husband, Tomas Olguin. José was born in 1881, and the godparents were Evarista and José de la Cruz Olguin.

  • A child born to Ignacio and Andreita Torres died and was buried in Socorro in March 1916. His name was David Casimiro Torres. Andreita’s father was named Casimiro Montoya.