Benito Garcia Delgado passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. He was 86.
Ben was born on September 25, 1935 to Louie and Minnie Delgado in San Antonio, TX.
Ben entered the U. S. Army in 1959 and served in both the Vietnam and Korean wars. He was honorably discharged in 1971. During his tenure he received numerous honors including the Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star. After leaving the U. S. Army he went to work at the Veterans Administration hospital in New Orleans, LA as an operating room technician. In 1978, Ben retired and moved to San Antonio to be close to his family. His love of fishing led him to Rockport, TX where he lived his life to the fullest.
Ben is survived by his children, Benny Jr., Charles Dean, Tammy, Jerry; his brothers, Louis, Bobby; his sisters, Janie and Molly and companion, Susie. Ben was one of 10 children and he was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Chawa, Nina, Margie and brothers, Manuel and Butch.
The funeral service will be at Sawyer-George Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 11:30 am. A visitation before the service will begin at 10:00 before the service. Interment will follow the service at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.