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VETERANS CORNER

October 14, 2020 - 00:00
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  • ISIDORO RAMIREZ

ISIDORO RAMIREZ

Military Policeman, Army Air Corp, WWII

Isidoro “Izzy” Ramirez was born Apr. 4, 1924 in Port Arthur to parents Jesus and Maria Ramirez.

The family moved to Eagle Lake when he was three years old, and after completing school, Isidoro began working withe A.J. Strauss Auto Supply at the age of 18.

Shortly after, Isidoro was called to serve in the military.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corp (known today as the United States Air Force) and served in World War II.

Isidoro was stationed in Guam as a Military Policeman, and served from 1943 - 1946.

He and his wife, Antonia, had four children, and Isidoro worked at A. J. Strauss Auto Supply in Eagle Lake for 65 years.

Throughout Isidoro’s life, he served in many civic and religious organizations. He was Assistant Scout Master for Troop 334 and Scout Master for Troop 313, and in 1982 Isidoro was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award from the Boy Scout Council.

He helped build the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (the church later combined with Our Lady of Perpetual Help and relocated to what is now The Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church), where he was a member and served on various committees. Isidoro served on the church building committee during construction of the main building and parish hall.

Isidoro was the founder of the OLG Men’s Club, and continued this organization at The Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church as well.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Eagle Lake Ex-Military Association. Isidoro was an active member, almost always present to represent for any function.

Isidoro was also a founder of the Mexican American Youth Council (MAYC). an organization granting college scholarships to deserving youth in the community.

Isidoro “Izzy” Ramirez, a lifelong resident of Eagle Lake, passed away June 11, 2020.

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