Texas A&M-Kingsville Honors Retiree, World War II Veteran
KINGSVILLE - November 06, 2008
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Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted a dedication ceremony in honor of retired employee Eusebio Reyes Sr., in memory of his service to the university and the country.
The ceremony was held from 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7 in Manning Hall-Veteran Wall of Honor at 910 West Santa Gertrudis Avenue.
Reyes was born March 5, 1907 in the Rio Grande Valley. He was inducted April 1, 1941 in the U.S. Army and assigned to Infantry Division at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. He then transferred to New Mexico, to the 200 Coast Artillery Battalion Charlie Battery.
He was a prisoner of war for three and a half years during World War II, and was a survivor of the Bataan Death March.
Reyes retired from Texas A&I University in 1983.
He had three sons, David Mireles, Frank Reyes and Eusebio Reyes, and two daughters, Ruby Canales and Esmeralda R. Cardenas.
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