East Side park named for El Paso Mari...

East Side park named for El Paso Marine killed in war

There are 38 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 17, 2011, titled East Side park named for El Paso Marine killed in war. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Jesus Vasquez was born on the Fourth of July and he died a hero in Vietnam. Now, thanks to the efforts of a man who never met him, Vasquez's name will be remembered in El Paso forever.

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FELLOW MARINE

El Paso, TX

#1 May 18, 2011
Does anyone know when the park will be officially renamed and will there be any type of ceremony? I'm sure there are a lot of Marine brother who would like to attend if a ceremony is planned.
Socorro Tx Transplant

Montgomery, AL

#2 May 18, 2011
Socorro should look up and honor Manuel Puentes, the only POW/MIA of Vietnam in Socorro HS history. On The Wall at The Mall in Washington D.C.
Louis

United States

#3 May 18, 2011
Socorro Tx Transplant wrote:
Socorro should look up and honor Manuel Puentes, the only POW/MIA of Vietnam in Socorro HS history. On The Wall at The Mall in Washington D.C.
I thought he was cremated? If not, then I agree but if so, then we need to think of a better way to honor his legacy.
Socorro Tx Transplant

Montgomery, AL

#4 May 18, 2011
I have a picture of his name on The Wall with POW/MIA enscribed.
Huh

El Paso, TX

#5 May 18, 2011
Louis wrote:
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I thought he was cremated? If not, then I agree but if so, then we need to think of a better way to honor his legacy.
Why does it matter if he was cremated?
el pasoan

El Paso, TX

#6 May 18, 2011
a wonderful honor--to him and to all who served and all who serve and will serve this "army wife" (dear husband is an army soldier now honorably discharged) certainly send you all a very warm and heart-felt "thank you"

“Anti-social Socialist..”

Since: Apr 08

Pie Town, New Mexico

#7 May 18, 2011
Huh wrote:
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Why does it matter if he was cremated?
I was wondering the same thing and thought that I missed something in the article.
Sgt Jesus Vasquez Hero

El Paso, TX

#8 May 18, 2011
God BLess Sgt. Jesus Vasquez for what He did

And for sacrificing His Life for His Fellow

American Brother in arms.

There is not greater thing than to give up

One's life for that of another.

Armando C.
Sgt Jesus Vasquez Hero

El Paso, TX

#9 May 18, 2011
Sgt. Vasquez is a true Hero

And is truly a great American
No Protest Please

El Paso, TX

#10 May 18, 2011
After Honoring this Great Man

I just hope some of these crazy democrats

Dont object or protest

And say that he was a murderer because He

Killed others during the War.

They dont understand what it means to protect

Their country, their family, and

To Protect Freedom.
Petro

El Paso, TX

#11 May 18, 2011
another reminder of the failed Ripofflican and W war.
12rockerchic

El Paso, TX

#12 May 18, 2011
Aww, how nice.
Crazies will be crazy

Natick, MA

#13 May 18, 2011
No Protest Please wrote:
After Honoring this Great Man
I just hope some of these crazy democrats
Dont object or protest
And say that he was a murderer because He
Killed others during the War.
They dont understand what it means to protect
Their country, their family, and
To Protect Freedom.
Are you creating a fake boogie man democrat in your mind to make yourself feel patriotic. Anti-war protests are not against the soldiers, but the greedy/war mongering administrations (current admin included) who shamelessly send our young to war with the stroke of a pen.
Ray Fellow Marine

Quantico, VA

#14 May 18, 2011
Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. Good to see El Paso honoring a Marine, Its been a while since they do. Thanks to all who serve. The last good onw was Ambrosio Guillen, Medal of Honor recipient. Guillen middle school named after him.
Leroy

United States

#15 May 18, 2011
Ray Fellow Marine wrote:
Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. Good to see El Paso honoring a Marine, Its been a while since they do. Thanks to all who serve. The last good onw was Ambrosio Guillen, Medal of Honor recipient. Guillen middle school named after him.
He was a good man but I like his cousin Ozzie better. That's one funny dude.
Arizona Mex-i-Can

Phoenix, AZ

#16 May 18, 2011
Mr. Gameros, Good job in helping push this all the way you are a wonderful man who is always putting kids and community members first.
Rocker

El Paso, TX

#17 May 18, 2011
Go USA!! Freedom is not free. These are the people that should be on the front page of the EP Times
Connections

El Paso, TX

#18 May 18, 2011
This guy must have some connections in the city to get a park named after him
dbriones

El Paso, TX

#19 May 18, 2011
Thank you, Mr. Manuel Gameros for your efforts and not letting those who have perished be forgotten. Sgt. Jesus Roberto Vasquez you are an All American Hero!!
MIA V

United States

#20 May 18, 2011
Connections wrote:
This guy must have some connections in the city to get a park named after him
Yes, the connection is that he gave up his life to secure freedom for all.

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