Santiago J. Erevia, American soldier, Died at 69


Santiago Jesus Erevia was born on December 15, 1946, and died on March 22, 2016.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Sgt. Santiago Erevia was a Medal of Honor recipient.

At only 22 yrs old, he volunteered to join the U.S. Army in San Antonio.

Following that he served in the Vietnam War, his conduct resulted in his being presented with the Medal of Honor: while a Spc. 4, Erevia distinguished himself May 21, 1969, while serving as a radio-telephone operator during a search-and-clear mission near Tam Ky City, in the Republic of Vietnam.

Santiago J. Erevia left active service with a two-year reserve obligation, in 1970.

During 1972, Santiago joined the Texas National Guard and went on to serve 17 years.

He worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 2002 after thirty-two years of service.

Santiago J. Erevia passed away at 69 yrs old in San Antonio, Texas.