OBITUARY

Mr. Manuel "Manny" Rojas

August 21, 1931December 8, 2013
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Manny was born to Anastacio and Carlota Rojas on August 21, 931 in Claremont Ca. In 1951, after graduating from C.O.S., he enlisted in the US Army. Manny completed basic training in Fort Ord and paratrooper training in Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1953, devoted to his country, Manny was severely wounded in Korea. His bravery was recognized by being awarded the Purple Heart. He also received the Parachute and Combat Infantry Badges, Service Metal with 1 Bronze Campaign Star, 1 Overseas Bar, U.N Service Metal and a National Defense Service Metal for his valor. Manny was a dedicated military serviceman, lifelong member of VFW, DAV, and AM Vets. He enjoyed painting portrait's of Metal of Honor Serviceman and gifting them to their families and or/ donating them to several Veteran and Memorial Museums across the United States.To a very special person a heartfelt thank you and appreciation for being my rock. Mindy Shirley. He was precede in death by his mother; father;five sisters; and two nieces. Manny is survived by his loving family; sisters,Pat Hernandez, Josephine and her husband John Esparza and Ginger Gonzales;his brothers; Richard and his wife Lupe Rojas,Henry Rojas and his wife Tina; loving nephews, Carlos and his wife Megan, Andy and Dave Hernandez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno, CA on 12-20-2013 @ 11:00a.m.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 20, 2013
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Mr. Manuel "Manny" Rojas

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MSG JOE MONTOYA

December 30, 2013

Manny was one of the first members to warmly welcome me, a twenty something year old, former 82d Airborne Division paratrooper, looking for comraderie with the American Legion post 804 and the Hispanic Airborne Association. He truly made me feel like family! Thanks for all your service and support to the community. Happy landings my FRIEND!

William Valenzuela

December 29, 2013

Thank you for your service. The Heavens received another Guardian Angel to protect the heavens and us from above. *Rest in peace*

CSM RAY VERDUGO MEMORIAL CHAPTER

December 29, 2013

GOD BLESS AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MANNY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND LEADERSHIP AS OUR CHAPLIN. WE WILL MISS YOU OLD FRIEND.

Raul Mena, Jr.

December 28, 2013

Thank You Manny for your service and to
Your friendship to me and my family. Miss you my old friend, God be with you, Rest in Peace. AIRBORNE-"ALL THE WAY"

Mindy Shirley

December 27, 2013

Uncle "Bugs" / US Paratrooper, You are an amazing soldier who lived and breathed the Service from the moment you enlisted to the day you departed to be with the angels you so deeply loved. You were extremely proud to have fought for our country and for our rights. We cannot thank you enough for the service you provided and for the compassion you shared with servicemen every day of your life. You are one of the most dedicated soldiers I've ever had the honor to know and I am very blessed to have had you in my life. May you rest in peace Uncle "Bugs". Love Always, Mindy

Gary Orr

December 19, 2013

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Manuel. I am remembering the Rojas family as we were back then at Yettem, so many years ago. God bless you all.

david murphy

December 19, 2013

god bless you soldier,rest in peace. sgt david s murphy jr usmc 1962-1966

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

December 18, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY