Tag: Ruben Vela

CSM Vela to be honored at MMA Saturday

NEWS Staff Report HARLINGEN – Command Sergeant Major Ruben Vela will be posthumously honored Saturday, Sept. 6, at a special ceremony here. The event will be held at 2 p.m. inside the Col. Philip J. Yeckel Memorial Auditorium at the Marine Military Academy, located at 320 Iwo Jima Blvd. in Harlingen. Scheduled at the event …

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Family remembers highest-ranking Sergeant Major from San Benito

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com While Command Sergeant Major Ruben Vela is being laid to rest at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran Cemetery, his friends, family and fellow U.S. Military personnel are taking the time to remember the high-ranking serviceman. “I’m a proud son,” says Emilio Vela of his father, a San Benito native. “It’s …

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Ruben Vela

SAN BENITO, TX—Ruben Vela, 58, born on June 3, 1956 to Ignacio Vela and Rita Solis Vela, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Vela served a total of 38 years in the U.S. Army and served three tours in Iraq. Mr. Vela was preceded in death by …

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