LTC Tomas Guffain (Ret.)

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WWII & Korea-Co. F 1950-51, Silver Star, Bronze Star, served 24 yrs. 1940-65 (Deceased 2/10/2008)


LTC Tomás Guffain (Ret.) passed away onFebruary 10, 2008 just short of 91years of age.  As one of the original Borinqueneers, LTC Guffain served with the 65th Infantry Regiment during World War II and in the Korean War receiving a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.  Sadly, his wife, Elma, passed away just four days later on February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  Their son, Carlos, wrote us “This June they would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.  We want to believe that Dad called down from Heaven and Mom went to join him.  They are now together in everlasting peace.” Both were interred at Arlington Cemetery on April 15th with full military honors. Tomas appeared in THE BORINQUENEERS film.  Submitted by his son, Carlos Guffain.

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