In Memory

Guillermo Manzanares

Guillermo Manzanares

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04/24/14 05:18 AM #1    

Doris Reschenthaler (Oberfell)

Dearest Guillermo,

I saw your name on the Vietnam Wall in D.C., and noticed you were called "William". I have never forgotten our friendship from grade school on up. I love you and, for me, you will always be "Guillermo".  Gracias por todo!

04/28/14 09:35 PM #2    

Robert M. Lopez

Guillermo aka: Willie, Monzi,

     We were best friends since elementary school, at the old Lamar school.I remember many teachers could not pronounce his first and last name. So he told them to just call him Willie. In high school he was known as "Monzi". Some teachers said, that his name was a mouthful. He left EPHS early, before graduating, because he wanted to join the Army  and do his duty. I lost contact with him when he enlisted and was shocked to hear that he had died in Vietnam in 1968. We had a lot of fun together walking to EPHS everyday, stopping at Moon's grocery to buy a soda after baseball practice. You were like a brother to me and I will never forget the great times we had.

                                                                                                               RIP brother,

                                                                                                               Robert Lopez


04/30/14 05:32 PM #3    

Sandra Aka Sandy Aaronson

05/15/14 09:54 AM #4    

Robert Manzanares

Guillermo was my older brother who looked after me for ten years, that's how old I was when he joined the Army. After that, I saw him maybe 5 times when he came to visit. My last memory of him was when he surprised me by coming to the school to pick me up. I was running the stadium stairs at EPHS for track practice and I saw a man talking to coach Meeks on the football field wearing a green aviator jacket with a bright orange liner, dark Ray-Ban sunglasses and a baseball cap. Very Cool! I didn't recognize him. Coach Meeks called me down and as I got closer I realized that it was Guillermo. I was elated.

Little memories like that flashback throughout my life. I miss my brother and can only imagine what it would be like if he had survived. He would have been so proud of his kids. 

*****For more information please click on his last profile entry at the bottom of the page


05/16/14 06:03 AM #5    

Beatrice L Guerrero (Whitener)

To Guillermo's Sister, 


I didn't know your brother,  however he is probably looking down at his family.  


My nephew was in the Navy and served in Desert Storm.   I thank God everyday he returned to us safe. 


To all my classmates, please remember to wave,  stand and sing our national anthem when our military are in a parade.  Our brothers and sisters gave their precious life so that we would enjoy life to its fullest. 

God Bless All Of You Who's Family Member Gave Their Life for Our Freedom. 

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