Benjamin M NUÑEZ
August 26, 1984 – February 1, 2021
Benjamin M NUÑEZ, age 36, of Homestead, Florida passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021. Benjamin was born August 26, 1984 in Santa Cruz, California to Terri Edgerton and Thomas Nunez.
Health Services Technician Second Class Benjamin. M. Nunez was serving active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon completion of Coast Guard Boot Camp in Cape May, NJ. Fireman Benjamin Nunez began his Coast Guard service at Coast Guard Station Tybee Island located near Savannah, GA. After spending duty time protecting the coastline of Georgia, Fireman Nunez transferred to the Aids to Navigation Team also located in Savannah, Georgia to maintain safe navigation of local waterways for all those who sail upon the seas. Following acceptance and successfully completing a very demanding and challenging Health Services A School in Petaluma CA. The newly advanced Health Services Technician Third Class Benjamin. M. Nunez, again transferred across the country to begin a tour of duty at the Coast Guard Academy located in New London CT. Completing his tour and advancing to Health Services Technician Second Class, Benjamin was transferred to the Maritime Safety and Security Team 91114 located at Homestead Air Reserve Base FL. Health Service Technician Second Class Benjamin. M. Nunez is the recipient of Numerous awards including the following, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, 4 Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation Ribbons, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and 3 Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.
Prior to Benjamin’s service in the U.S. Coast Guard he served 5 years as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class in the U.S. Navy. Where he received the following awards. National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
Benjamin is survived by son Chad Dylan Nunez; and son Liam Michael Nunez; father Thomas Nunez and mother Terri Edgerton; brother Kris O'Brien and sister Katie Nunez.
And a host of family and Friends
A Graveside with military honors for Benjamin will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.
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- Chad Dylan Nunez, Son
- Liam Michael Nunez, Son
- Thomas Nunez, Father
- Terri Edgerton, Mother
- Kris O'Brien, Brother
- Katie Nunez, Sister
- And a host of family and Friends
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sarasota National Cemetery