Rafael Ramirez, III
1984 – 2008
"Luv From Mom Dad Nini Rigo Ezra"
pecialist Rafael Ramirez was born October 4, 1984 in San Antonio,
Texas. He grew up in El Paso, Texas where he graduated from Irvin
High School in June 2003. He joined the Army three years later
completing Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in August 2006
and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss in November 2006
where he was awarded MOS 14T. SPC Ramirez was then assigned to
2-1 ADA and sent to Camp Carroll, Korea in February 2007, later
returning with the unit in November 2007 to Fort Hood, Texas.
At the time of his passing SPC Ramirez served in the 2-1 ADA
Battalion Readiness Center. His favorite activities included spending
time with family and friends, and going to the movies. He was
also a Green Bay Packers fan.
His military awards and decorations include the Army Commendation
Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service
Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Specialist Ramirez is survived by his spouse, Anna Ramirez, his
mother, Maria Victoria, his father, Rafael Ramirez Jr., his sister,
Anita Vega, his brother-in-law, Rodrigo Vega, and his nephew,
Ezra Uriel Vega.