Antonio “Tony” Vasquez

Antonio "Tony" VasquezAge 76, passed away March 11, 2020.  He was born February 22, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas, to Bruno and Fernanda Vasquez.  Antonio graduated from Holt High School.  He was a veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War, then, he worked for General Motors.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maria; sons, Pedro “Pete” Perez, Tony (Amanda) Vasquez, and Sergio Vasquez; and 9 grandchildren, Miklo, Deya, Matthew, Adam, Benecio, Diego, Abbey, Nicholas, and Tressa.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Veronica Vasquez.

The funeral service will be private. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Dimondale.

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Tom Warning
March 16, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Tony was a U.S.. Marine Corps helicopter mechanic. He along with the other aircrewman were in HMM-361. Affectionately known as “Tweeds Tigers”. Col. Tweed was the best C.O. an enlisted man could have. Marty “Mad Dog” was a good friend of tony’s. Bruce “Crow” spoke kindly of him. Terry “Spike” was in another section as was I.
On Sept. 3rd, 1967, the North Veit Namese hit our base at Dong Ha. We were very close to the border. An explosion occurred in the ammunition depot next to our huts and helicopters. Shell exploded and burned for the next 8 1/2 hours. A large number of our men were burned. Don’t know if Tony was one of them We, the men of HMM-361 & HMH-361 morn the losss of Tony Vasquez.


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