Armando Aguilar, Jr.
Spec. Armando Aguilar, Jr., 26, passed
away August 21, 2010. He was born April 30, 1984 in Bay
City, TX to Armando Aguilar, Sr. & Amelia Galvan Aguilar. He
graduated in 2003 from Parkview Baptist in Houston.
Spec. Armando Aguilar Jr. joined the military in October
2007 as a combat engineer and was assigned to 87th Sapper
Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade,
since February 2008.
Armando Aguilar Jr. deployed to Iraq from April 2008 to
Armando Aguilar Jr’s. awards and decorations include the
Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with
one bronze star device, Iraqi Campaign Medal with combat
service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action
Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled
His paternal grandparents Pedro & Maria Aguilar preceded
him in death. Survivors include his wife Samantha Aguilar of
Killeen; parents Armando & Amelia Aguilar, Sr. of Blessing;
Maternal Grandparents Candelario & Maria Irma Galvan of
Blessing; sisters Diana Aguilar of Blessing & Melissa
Aguilar of Tres Palacios; brother Adam Aguilar; niece Ava
Jade Stokes; nephew Julien Ayala and a number of Aunts,
Uncles, Cousins and many friends.
A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Saturday, August 28,
2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Mass will be 2:30 PM
Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment with
full military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic
Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers will be Fernando Aguilar,
Jr., Juan Andres Aguilar, Joe Luis Galvan, Jon-Eric Lopez,
Chris Hammonds, Jr. & Gabriel Medina.
Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Aguilar, Gus Ayala,
Clifton “Pogie” Stokes, Jr. & David Galvan.