The database page for Raphael Cruz
Ralphie, we finally brought you back after thirty three years, primo. I met the plane at Travis and six of you came back together. Most of the family was there also, we laid you to rest in San Bruno National Cemetery and at Arlington in D.C.
We are all very proud of you, cuz. I did some research on you and they named a street after you at Hurlburt Field in Florida, it is called Cruz Drive. I got to Danang two months after you went down and I never knew until about fifteen years later. With your family in Stockton and ours in San Diego, we lost track of each other. Danny still remembers when you got together in Germany. Airman, go with God.
Your primo, David
From his first cousin,
You will be forever remembered
A Note from The Virtual Wall
The three men were in B-26B tail number 44-34682. Their remains were repatriated on 27 March 1992, with positive identification advised to their respective families on 10 Oct 1996.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
his first cousin,
P. O. Box 230178, Encinitas, Ca 92023
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Oct 2006
Last updated 10/11/2007