We have identified these two photos as brothers David Hernandez and Jose Hernandez through David’s son, one
of eight children, Michael Hernandez. Michael wrote:
Yup, that’s my dad and my uncle Jose. Jose was older that my dad and died at the “Battle Of The Bulge.” He go shot as he was parachuting down and never made it to the ground alive. When my dad turned 17 he had my grandfather go with him to sign up since he was too young to sign for himself. His 3 brothers had already signed up and were off to war. He didn’t want to be left behind when he thought he could contribute.
Michael A. Hernandez
Their parents were Jose and Sofia Hernandez. David was born Aug. 19. 1925 in El Paso and died April 29. 2014 in El Paso. He is buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
HERNANDEZ, DAVID, 88, Visitation: 5-9 pm Monday, May 5, 2014 @ Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with Vigil Service at 7 pm. Funeral Mass: 9:30 am Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
Published in El Paso Times from May 2 to May 9, 2014.