Monday, February 4, 2013

PV2 William Corujo, United States Army, Vietnam Veteran

William "Ace" Corujo was born October 21, 1950 and passed away January 12, 2013, aged 62, at his residence in Cedar Park, Texas.

William proudly served his country in the United States Army, and was a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran.

Services were held for William on January 18 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas.  On hand to owner this brave veteran, were the Patriot Guard Riders who posted fifty American flags alone the roadway of the cemetery.

The Riders, acting as pall bearers, moved the flag draped coffin from the funeral coach to the committal shelter, then formed a line of flags along the front of the structure.

William's son briefly addressed the gathering, thanking them for their attendance.

The Army bugler played taps, as all stood and faced the coffin.  The Army Honor detail carefully folded the American flag that covered the coffin into the traditional triangle.  It was presented to William's son, Randy, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for Williams's honorable and faithful service.

PV2 William Corujo was laid to rest on the sloping hillside of the cemetery as the American flag flew at half staff, in his honor, on the hill above.

Left to cherish his memory are four sons, a daughter, three step-children, ten grandchildren and a host of other  family and friends.

With thanks to the Waco Tribune for biographical information.

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