SFC German Bravo (Ret.)
SFC German Bravo (Ret.) entered the Army in 1948. When the Korean War broke out, he was assigned to the 65th Inf. Regt. arriving in Korea in 1950 where he joined the Anti-Tank Mine Platoon and served for 12 months. After returning from Korea, he trained replacement troops at Camp Tortuguero, Puerto Rico until 1953. Bravo was then selected to attend the Army Language School to become a Japanese instructor and interpreter and was sent to Japan from 1955-57. He was selected to attend the Officer Candidate School in Ft. Benning, Georgia in the summer of 1957 and he then returned to Korea for a special operation ending that same year. In 1960, he joined the Aid Special Forces Group and served in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Chile. Bravo also learned Portuguese and went to work in Brazil. After 20 years of service, he retired in 1969 at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was self-employed until 1993 and is now active as the Commander of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion in Puerto Rico.