Abdon Acevedo

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Co. G 1951-1953 (Deceased 2011)

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Abdón Acevedo, 82, of Westbury, Long Island, NY passed away peacefully on January 17, 2011 at Winthrop-University Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on September 6, 1928. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed Jorge Negrete records, cabinet making and his forever expanding vegetable garden. He volunteered for the Army when he was 23 years old because of economic hardships and because he wanted to be with his buddies who were already serving. During the Korean War he served in Company G of the 65th from August 1951 – 1953 as a rifleman. His son writes: “When I was a little kid my father would tell me stories about the ‘Mambos’ on Iron Horse Mountain (whose lower part was called Jackson Heights), the incoming mortar fire, and the giant Mongolian Chinese soldiers with the flat noses and big fur hats that he saw lying dead in the snow. Then he would shake his head and go silent; amazed that he had survived when so many of his friends had not.” At the funeral services, the New York Chapter of the Borinqueneers Motorcycle club attended and served as honor guard. He was laid to rest with full Military Honors at Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island. He’s survived by his wife of 45 years, Rosario, sons, Arnold and Edgar, daughters, Griselle and Evelyn and various grandchildren. Reported by his son, Arnold Abdón Acevedo.

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