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NOTABLE CAREER PATHS WORTH MENTIONING

Some of our Pedro Pan brothers and sisters have involved themselves in careers dealing with helping others. They have chosen to dedicate their lives - or risk them! - in service to others. It is a special honor to consider these unique people as our brethren.

These dedicated people have made their mark in the following fields:
1.- Careers in Medicine and Mental Health.
2.- Careers in Law Enforcement.
3.- Military Veterans.
4.- Careers in Education.
5.- Clergy.

 

1. CAREERS IN MEDICINE

FIRST WE HAVE OUR DEDICATED DOCTORS OF MEDICINE.

"Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the Earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create." (Voltaire)

JORGE ALONSO – Destin, FL.
Medical Doctor. 
Website: www.varaderonorth.com

RICARDO S. ÁLVAREZ LÓPEZ - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
(Matecumbe - Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE)
MD

HUMBERTO P. BELTRANENA CAMACHO - FL                  (DECEASED)
(Matecumbe -  )
Chief of Anesthesia at Fisherman's Hospital, Marathon, FL

EDELBERTO CABRERA CHIRINO – West Palm Beach , FL
(Matecumbe – Kendall – orphanage in Peoria, IL
Immunologist (Retired)

JAMES F. CHAMBLESS SARMIENTO -
Miami, FL
(Florida City - went with relatives)
Medical Doctor graduated form the University of Zaragoza, Spain
Specialized in Internal Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA
Sub-specialty on Pulmonary Medicine at Georgetown University in Washington, DC
Practicing pulmonary medicine, internal medicine and critical care in Miami since 1982.

MANUEL B. CUESTA - Waycross, GA
(Matecumbe - Mount Loretto., NY)
Neurologist

RUBÉN DE JESÚS GIL RANDULFF -
Miami, FL
(Kendall - St. Joseph Academy, Jacksonville, FL)
Cardiologist.

OSCAR DÍAZ BARROTO “Borroto 50”- Ponce, PR. 
Cardiologist.

RAMÓN FAGUNDO HERNÁNDEZ
(Matecumbe - Austin, TX) 
Matecumbe High School graduate!
MD


JOSÉ FERRER ROO -
Miami, FL 
(Kendall - ) 
Gastroenterologist.


ROSA GÓMEZ RIVERA
Candler College.
Florida City [Moras] (3/4/62 - ) - foster home with the Bevignanis family in Beverly, IL
Twin sister of JULIA GÓMEZ
MD, D.F.A.P.A.


RAMÓN GORDILLO ROMERO -
Pembroke Pines, FL
Maristas de Santa Clara
Kendall (1/21/62- ) - Matecumbe - Opa-Locka (2/20/63 - 6/1/63)
Vietnam & Europe veteran
Doctor of Dentistry
Employee of CDC in Atlanta for 25 years.


LÁZARO GUERRA  
( - Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE) 
MD

JUAN MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ-TRUJILLO y LAMOTHE
(Matecumbe - went with aunt in Miami)
Medical School in Zaragoza, Spain - Graduated in 1975
MD - Private practice in Pediatrics from 1978 to 2005.
Successfully retired at 60!


LEONARDO LÓPEZ BARREDO -
Miami, FL
(Matecumbe -  )
Cardiologist

NILDA (LÓPEZ) DÍAZ 
(Florida City - Mission San Jose, CA)
MD


RENÉ LUIS LÓPEZ-GUERRERO MERUELO -
Miami, FL
 (St. Joseph's Villa - )
MD

AMADO MAIJUB DELGADO -
OH
(Kendall - Cristo Rey, Lincoln, NE)
MD

CARLOS MARTÍNEZ BERTRÁN – Miami, FL 
(Matecumbe –   
MD  

CARLOS MAYANS MULKAY -
Wichita, KS
(Matecumbe - Mariana Home, Wichita, KS)
Medic in the US Army.

ROBERTO MIQUEL AMARO “El Marciano”                       (DECEASED)
(Matecumbe–Camp San Pedro, Orlando)  
Family Practice MD

RAÚL MIRANDA – LA 
(Kendall – Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM) 
MD

RENÉ MOLINA – PA  
( - Camp San Pedro, Orlando, FL) 
Urologist  

FLORENCIO A. NADAL ALONSO - Tampa, FL
(Matecumbe - Des MOines, IO)
Medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Méjico in 1974.
Opened medical practice in Brandon, FL in 1978. Today Nadal Pediatrics has two locations.

RAÚL J. NOY ANCHIA - Arecibo, PR
(went with friend in Miami 4/62)
Ophthalmologist MD

JULIO J. NÚÑEZ ARGUELLES  “El Nábola” – Orlando, FL
( - Camp San Pedro, Orlando, FL Camp St. John, Jacksonville, FL)
Medical Doctor, Anesthesiologist

ERNESTO PERDOMO ABREU -
(Matecumbe - Austin, TX)
One of the Matecumbe High School graduates!
MD


JOSÉ MANUEL PÉREZ - Cerritos, CA
[
Matecumbe - Wilmington, DE ( - 65) - St. Thomas Orphanage, Lincoln, NE (65-66)]
Medical doctor in charge of the Neonatology Department at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA


CARLOS A. PRENDES FERNÁNDEZ- Wichita, KS
(Kendall - Lincoln, NE)
MD 
As of 2011 working as Primary care Physician at Robert Dole VA Hospital in Wichita, KS 

JOSÉ LUIS PRENDES FERNÁNDEZ – Lincoln, NE            (DECEASED)
(Matecumbe – Cristo Rey, Lincoln, NE). 
Neurologist  

JUAN R. PUERTO LAGARZA - FL
(Matecumbe - Mount St. Vincent's Home for Boys, Denver, CO)
Graduate of University of Colorado
Medical Degree from Michigan State University
Practices medicine in SW Florida

HUMBERTO RAVELÓ SÁNCHEZ                                   (DECEASED)
(Matecumbe – Whitehall
Thoracic Surgeon

ÁNGEL I. RIBÓ SOMINES, PA-C, MPAS - Longview, TX
(Kendall - went with friends in Tampa)
Physician Assistant/Clinical Researcher
Presently (2012) working as Clinical Director and Primary Care Provider for Valley AIDS Council (VAC) in Harlen, TX.
Previously served on the Clinical Faculty with the Texas and Oklahoma AETC while working as a Primary Care Provider at Parkland's HIV / AIDS Clinic in Dallas from 1998 to 2004.
Also a Consultant and Physician Assistant through his company Ribó Research and Consulting providing clinical services.
Previously served as the Director of DCOL (Diagnostic Clinic of Longview) Center for Clinical Research in Longview, TX, from 2005 to 2009.
Served as Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator on nearly 100 Phase II to IV clinical trials in multiple therapeutic areas besides HIV / AIDS.
Also served as Clinical Director for Special Health Resources for Texas from 2004 to 2005, which has been providing Substance Abuse prevention, intervention and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. Their 3 clinics serve an area encompassing 23 counties and 15,000 square miles in East Texas.
ANGEL holds a BS Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX and a BA in Education from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL. He also holds a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with Specialization in Infectious Diseases.
His long-standing role as a bilingual educator to healthcare professionals and patients has taken him abroad as well since 1998. His presentations for several pharmaceutical companies include diagnosis, treatment, adherence and cultural barriers to care.
DR. RIBÓ has been one of the chief collaborators for the Texas and Oklahoma AETC border initiative in 2000.
He has received recognition, awards and commendations for excellence in the areas of community assistance, research and education by groups such as MADD, the Dallas Police Department, Southwest Organ Bank and The American Academy of Physician Assistants.
There is more detailed information at www.riboresearch.com


PEDRO RODRÍGUEZ (renamed Peter Monroe) –
FL
(Kendall - Camp San Pedro, Orlando, FL)  
Gynecologist

ROLANDO SABATÉS ARNIELLA "Roly" - Kansas City, MO 
(Florida City - )
Ophthalmologist MD. 

JOSEFA SALAZAR –
Orlando, FL. 
Gynecologist (Retired)

HERIBERTO SEDEÑO SUÁREZ – Houston, TX  
(Matecumbe – Houston, TX)
Family Practice Medicine

JUAN ANTONIO SIMÓN PÉREZ – Miami , FL  
(Matecumbe – Whitehall , FL
Neurologist

AMBROSIO "AMBROSE" SOLER CALDAS – Boynton Beach, FL  
(went with uncle in Miami - Holy Family Convent, Marquette, MI) 
Pediatrician

LEONEL TANO FERNÁNDEZ - San Antonio, TX
(Matecumbe 9/62 )
University of Salamanca
MD

JOSÉ MANUEL VEGA - Costa Rica 
(Matecumbe - Austin, TX) 
MD

ALFREDO VICHOT ÁLVAREZ - Marrero, LA
(Kendall -  )
Universidad de Salamanca
MD


ÁNGEL VIDAL
TRUJILLO “Panchy” Miami, FL 
(Matecumbe – Lincoln, NE) 
MD
Specialized in Arthritis.

 

 

 

 


THOSE WHO TAKE CARE OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH ARE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE:

MARÍA ANGULO VELOSO
(Florida City - foster home in Chicago, IL)
School psychologist for Chicago Public School System for 34 years.
Retired.

KENIA MARÍA (CASARREAL) ADAJIAN - Palm Beach, FL                     
(  - St. Vincent's School, Vincennes, IN)                                         [DECEASED]
BA summa cum laude from Marian College, Indianapolis, IN
MA and PhD in Organizational Psychology from Claremont Graduate School, CA
Masters of Arts degrees in Special Education, Psychology and Education Psychology from California State University, Los Angles, CA
Extensive national experience in a variety of non-profit and grassroots organizations:
Watts Community Center;
Parent Coordinator at Project Head Start:
the Sophia Salvin Special Education Early Childhood Unit Model Project;
El Centro Mental Health Center.
Has performed in a pro bono basis for innumerable consultations for grassroots AIDS programs and women's, minorities and children's organizations.
Named Arts Patron of the Year in 2005.
Was a founding member of the Legacy Society of the Long Beach Museum of Art, a past trustee of the LBA Collector's Circle and, with her husband Jake, longtime supporters of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
Kenia was a board member subscriber and patron of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, a supporter of the Museum of Latin American Art and a board member of the Long Beach Library Foundation.
Her legacy is to the CSULB's College of the Arts to the "Dr. Kenia Casarreal-Adajian and Judge Jacob Adajian Scholarship Fund" for the promotion of voice, opera and College of the Arts.
[Source: The Long Beach Press-Telegram from April 28 to Aoril 30, 2010]
 

   ENRIQUE CASERO PÉREZ -
Coconut Grove, FL
(went with relatives in Miami)
MD in Psychology.
Works for Jackson Medical in Miami.

   DAVID ECHEVARRÍA TORRES – Miami, FL
(Florida City – St. Raphael’s – Opa Locka)
Clinical Psychologist specialized in forensics.

   
PEDRO M. FERREIRA GARCÍA - Wilmington, DE            (DECEASED)
(Matecumbe
- Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE)
Neuropsychologist.
University of Delaware Bachelor of Psychology degree in 1969 and Masters in Education degree in 1973.
PhD. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University in 1983.
MBA from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1998.
Consultant for Social Security Delaware, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Private Psychology practice.
Consultant to State and Federal Public Defenders.
Clinical Psychologist and Teacher. Involved in Headstart program.

  EUGENIO FLAMAND PÉREZ “Gene” Chicago, IL
(Matecumbe – Lincoln, NE
Child Psychologist

  CARLOS A. FRANCO BEATO “Manatí” – Miami, FL
(Kendall – Florida City Kendall )
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor / Mental Health

  ANA CRISTINA GARDANO – Chevy Chase, MD.  
Psychologist, PhD

  MANUEL RAFAEL GÓMEZ PALOMEQUE – Miami, FL
(Went with family) 
Psychotherapist

  MARÍA DEL PILAR GONDRA “Pili” – Miami, FL
(Went with family in NC) 
Licensed Psychotherapist, PhD

  MAIDA (HERNÁNDEZ NOTARIO) KEITH – LaVerne, CA
(Kendall – Florida City – Sunnyside, Richland & Grandview, WA)
School Psychologist

YOLANDA (LÓPEZ MIRANDA) MILLER – Oregon
(went with friend in Miami
Psychotherapist
Assistant Editor for Krill Press.
Planning to publish “Ordinary Times” in 2011.

  MARÍA TERESA (MARQUÉS VIGNIER) VÉLEZ - Tucson, AZ
(Instituto Edison en Lawton - Florida City - foster home in Albuquerque, NM)
Widow of renowned biochemist and professor Darrell Goll.
PhD in socio-clinical psychology from the Wright Institute.
Clinical Psychologist 
Associate Dean of the Graduate College of the University of Arizona.
Director of Counseling and Testing at UA.
Has served in many national boards, including the Council of Graduate Schools' Minority Advisory Board and the GRE Board's MGE Committee; and has received several awards including the ACS Stanley C. Israel, the Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences, the UA's Vision Award, the UA's Peter W. Likins Inclusive Excellence Award and the 2008 UA Homecoming Alumni's award. 

LILLIAN MIRABAL MÉNDEZ  
(  - Queen of Heaven Orphanage in Denver, CO)  
Psychotherapist

MARÍA DEL CARMEN (PÉREZ CANCELAS) ROMAÑACH
(Kendall - relatives in Puerto Rico)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida.

LOURDES RODRÍGUEZ NOGUES – Boston, MA
(Kendall – St. Joseph’s Home, Brooklyn, NY
Psychologist

  AGUSTÍN SUÁREZ SUÁREZ– LA. 
(Matecumbe - )
Psychiatrist.  

   CARMEN TAMARGO BIOSCA -
Warrenton, VA
(Kendall - St. Aloysius orphanage in Cincinnati, OH)
Clinical Psychologist.

    ALEJO VADA HERNÁNDEZ
(Matecumbe - Jesuit Boys Residence - Opa Locka)
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from University of Florida.

 

 

 

HOWEVER, THE DOCTORS' WORK WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT PERSONNEL THAT SMOOTH THE WAY FOR THE PROPER PREPARATION AND COMPLETE RECOVERY. THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE ARE SOMETIMES NOT EVEN NOTICED AND WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF THEM AND GIVE THEM CREDIT:

  ANTONIO ARIAS NACER
(went with aunt and uncle in Miami)
Founder of NCG Medical Systems

  FRANCISCO JESÚS AVELLANET GARCIA -
Westport, CT
(went with his older sister in Miami - foster home in Boston, MA)
Inventor and Engineering Business Executive.
Has BSME degree and holds 27 patents as an inventor and 3 pending applications. Has developed and commercialized dozens of life-saving medical devices.

  MARÍA C. CORREA DOVAL - San Antonio, TX
(Florida City - Sacred Heart Convent, San Antonio, TX)
Registered Nurse, Registered Vascular Technologist, MHSA
Author of several scientific papers in the area of peripheral circulation and treatment modalities. She is a pioneer in the establishment of the first such lab in South Florida .

  ANTONIO DE VERA FERNÁNDEZ – Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
(Florida City – St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Vincennes, IN)
CEO American Red Cross  

  LIDIA (DECARDENAS LINAJE) GAMBLE
(went with friends in Miami - foster home in Miami)

Registered Nurse

  JOSÉ MANUEL GÓMEZ – Ryebrook, NY 
(Florida City – Oswego, NY)
Pharmacist – Owner of his own Pharmacy

  MARÍA INÉS GONDRA - Aurora, CO
Owner of Jensen Medical, Aurora, CO

CLAUDIO GONZÁLEZ – Miami, FL  
(Kendall – foster home in Moxee City, IO)
Director at Local Hospital

  LUIS R. GONZÁLEZ “Dorticós” Miami, FL
(Matecumbe – Jesuit Boys Residence – Opa Locka)
Director of Operations in Medical Company

  CONCHITA (GUTIÉRREZ) GONZÁLEZ – Miami, FL
( Kendall – Queen of Heaven Orphanage, Denver, CO) 
Medical Technologist

  MERCEDES (LEAL RADCLIFF) GONZÁLEZ – Miami, FL
(foster home in Houston, TX
Pharmacist

  OLGA MARÍA (NODAR MARTÍNEZ) SANTISTEBAN - Los Angeles, CA
(Kendall - orphanage in Denver, CO)
Retired. Registered Nurse for 38 years.

  AUREA GISELA (PALACIOS) ALMA – Elizabeth, NJ
(Florida CityIndianapolis, IN
Registered Nurse

  OSCAR JIMÉNEZ AGUIRRE -
Coral Gables, FL
(Kendall - )
Owner of a medical device company related to neurological instrumentation.
As of 2010, developing a stroke therapy device using fiber optic and lasers.

CLARA ELENA LEYVA CORTINA - Tampa, FL
(went with grandparents in Miami)
Has worked in the medical staffing industry, servicing all areas of health care, for over 20 years.
Owned and operated ATC Florida Nurses/ATC Healthcare Services, Inc. in Tampa, FL since 2005.
In 2011 opened Ascend Homecare, which focuses on helping the elderly and disabled in the comfort of their homes.
 
   MARGARITA (PRATS) LORA – MD 
(Kendall - orphanage in Syracuse, NY)
Research Medical Technologist at NIH

  JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ MENÉNDEZ “El Heladero” Boynton Beach, FL
(Matecumbe – Lincoln, NE
Pharmacist at Bethesda Hospital (Semi-retired)

  MIRIAM (RODRÍGUEZ) SPROUSE – FL 
(Florida CityWichita, KS
Registered Nurse.

  ENRIQUE JOSÉ SABATÉS “Kiki” Miami, FL
(Matecumbe – Los Alamos, NM
Optician

 

 

 

 

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            2. CAREERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

IT REQUIRES A VERY SPECIAL PERSON TO RUN INTO A BURNING BUILDING OR TO FACE A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL IN ORDER TO HELP SOCIETY AND TO MAINTAIN A SEMBLANCE OF CIVILIZATION. THESE PEOPLE ARE THE LOWEST-PAID AND LEAST APPRECIATED PROFESSIONALS IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, AND WE ALL OWE THEM A GREAT DEBT.

ROQUE ALVARIÑO DONESTÉVEZ “Ratón Blanco”- PANAMA
Worked for Miami-Dade Corrections Department.

JOSÉ A. R. BENKIAnkeny, IO 
(Matecumbe – 
Firefighter

ALFREDO R. BOZACooper City, FL
(Matecumbe – Kendall – Opa Locka)
Miami Beach Police Detective. (Semi-retired)

RAFAEL CARVAJAL “El Magnífico” Miami, FL             DECEASED
(Matecumbe – Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM) 
Customs Agent.

FELIPE CORRALES Palm Coast, FL  
(Matecumbe – Opa Locka)
30-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol (Retired)

LUIS DÍAZ GONZÁLEZ “El Patriota”- West Covina, CA
( Camp Matecumbe – Mariana Home, Wichita, KS)
LAPD Police Sergeant (Retired)  

MARÍA ELENA DOMÍNGUEZ MARÍN  - CA
Kendall (10/12/61 - ) - went with an aunt 
Had a career in Law Enforcement.

GUSTAVO FERNÁNDEZ MORENO Lansing, MI
(Kendall - St. Vincent’s Home for Orphans, Lansing, MI)
School Policeman at Michigan State University

JUAN FRANCISCO FERNÁNDEZ BORREGO - Miami, FL
(Matecumbe 11/61 - )
Miami-Dade Junior College, Associate Degree in Criminolgy and Police Science 1968. Florida State University, Bachelor of Arts, School of Social Welfare, Department of Criminology 1971.
Married in 1973 to a wonderful woman Marina Escobar. Three children, two girls and one boy, ten grand children
1974-2004 Miami-Dade Police department. After thirty years of continued service Honorbly retired as Police Bureau Commander.

FREDDY J. GARCÍA RODRÍGUEZ Miami, FL  
(Matecumbe –  )
City of Miami Beach Policeman  

JOAQUÍN MIRANDA FLORES - Miami, FL
(Florida City - went with his godfather in Hialeah)
Miami policeman for 9 years.

CARLOS ALONSO NIETO “Charles Ganzúa” – Miami, FL
(Casa Carrión – Kendall – Opa Locka – Matecumbe)
US Customs and Border Protection

CARLOS PADILLA “Patilla” – Indianapolis, IN
(Matecumbe – Opa Locka) 
Firefighter (Retired)  
Carlos is a motorcycle enthusiast. He is one of those "bikers" one
sees taking presents to poor children in Christmas and other special
occasions. Although he retired, being a qualified Paramedic, he is 
still active - and effective! - when the need appears.

MANUEL PÉREZ CAPÓN McDonough, GA
(Matecumbe – Helena, MT) 
Miami-Dade Detective (Retired)  

PEDRO MEDARDO PINO PADRÓN
(Matecumbe - foster home with Olivares & Utreras in Portland, OR)
St. Clair County Sheriff's deputy 

HUMBERTO RAPADO Oviedo, FL
(Kendall – Mariana Children’s Home in Wichita, KS
Police Officer (Retired)

 LUIS JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZWest Palm Beach , FL
(Matecumbe – Opa Locka- Fort Wayne, IN
Police Sergeant  

 ROBERTO DE JESÚS ROJAS REYES -
Chicago. IL
(Miami refugee barracks - foster home in Albuquerque, NM)
Chicago Fire Department Captain

LUCIANO SÁNCHEZ Miami , FL  
(Miami - orphanage in Philadelphia, PA)
Dade County
policeman. His daughter is a policewoman as well.  

MARÍA DE LOS ÁNGELES (SUERO MARTÍNEZ) LÓPEZ -
Miami, FL
(Florida City - St. Thomas Orphanage, Lincoln, NE - David City, NE)
Pretrial Officer 2 Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Miami, FL

OSCAR RAFAEL VEGA “Flaco” Miami, FL 
(Florida City – Wichita, KS)
Miami-Dade Police Department

 

 

 

 

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                   3. MILITARY VETERANS.

"No man who is not willing to bear arms and to fight for his rights can give a good reason why he should be entitled to the privilege of living in a free community." (Theodore Roosevelt)

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it." (Thomas Paine)

"Only TWO defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
Jesus Christ and the  Patriotic Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom." (attributed to Prime Minister Tony Blair)

RAÚL L. ACEVEDO LÓPEZ (CA)
[foster home in Miami – foster home in Burbank, CA]
US Army 1964-1966

RAFAEL ALCÁZAR ÁLVAREZ ( Charlotte , NC )
[Matecumbe – foster home in Richland, WA]
US Army 1966-1968

JUAN ALEGRÍA DELGADO
[Kendall – St. Joseph's orphanage in Dayton, OH]
Veteran.

CARLOS ALONSO NIETO “Charles Ganzúa” (Miami, FL)
[Casa Carrión-Kendall-Opa Locka-Matecumbe]
“I joined the US Army in 1964 to train under the orders for those Cubans still under the Bay of Pigs Training Act signed by Kennedy. In 1967 I joined the Army again to fight Communism in Vietnam (spent a year). Later I got transferred to a missile site in Fairbanks , AK (spent a year and a half)”
Attained rank of  Sergeant Specialist 5. 
Enlisted as “United Cubans.” In 1964. Army assigned pre-fix UC to the group. Re-enlisted in 1967 and trained in Fort Belvoir , VA.
18th Brigade 577th Engineer Batallion 1968-1969 Tuy-Hoa, Vietnam
US Army Command Vietnam USMACV Service 1968-1969
US Alaska Command Fort Wainwright and Fairbanks , AK
562nd Artillery Unit, Battery A, Knight Hawk Missiles, Moose Creek , AK
[Carlos has the neatest military uniform patches I have ever seen. The Editor]

HÉCTOR ÁLVAREZ DE LA TORRE "Hércules" (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe - Richland, WA]
USMC Vietnam veteran.

ROQUE ALVARIÑO “Ratón Blanco”, “Amargado”, Rubio”,  Palmira”, “Americano” (PANAMA)
[Matecumbe – foster home in Spokane/Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA]
Army, 1969-1971.
Roque volunteered during the Vietnam War but was stationed in Panama . Afterwards he joined and has been a member of the National Guard since. He was first with the 149th, then with the 743rd, and with the 260th MI since 1998. The 260th  is always 80% active.


FAUSTINO AMARAL "Tino" (Miami, FL)
(Florida City - foster homes in Albuquerque, NM & Newport News, VA]
Air Force

CLEMENTE C. AMÉZAGA “El Técnico”, “El Ingeniero” (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe – Whitehall, FL]
Sp. 4, Signal Corps, Telecom Instructor, Company D, Seventh Battalion, Stu Bde, USASESS, 3rd Army, Fort Gordon, GA.

JOSÉ MANUEL AMÉZAGA  
[Kendall – Idaho Orphanage]
US Army, served in Alaska

JOSÉ ARAGÓN DÍAZ
(Miami, FL)
[Florida City - Colfax, WA]
USAF - Retired

RAFAEL ARTILES GUTIÉRREZ
(Glendale, CA)
[Opa Locka - Matecumbe -  ]
US Army

JOSÉ ARANGO BUZAINZ
[Kendall - Sacred Heart Orphanage, Pueblo, CO]
US Army

DARÍO J. AVELLO MURO (Miami, FL)
[went with family in Miami]
USMC 1966-1969
Vietnam 1968-1969
Sergeant E-5

ENRIQUE BASSAS ALMEIDA (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe -    ]
Vietnam Veteran.

CARLOS BERMÚDEZ ZAYAS (FL)
[Matecumbe - Florida City - Opa Locka - Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM]
Vietnam Veteran.

WILFREDO BERMÚDEZ (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe - Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM]
Vietnam Veteran.

ALFREDO BOTET ZULOAGA 
[Colegio La Salle - foster home in Winnetka, IL]
Air Force veteran.

MODESTO BURGOS GIL  (Miami, FL)
[home of George & Peggy Guarch - Camp St. John, Jacksonville, FL]
US Army Military Police in Germany 1968-1970

JULIO CABARGA “Camarones” (Hialeah, FL)
[Matecumbe–foster home in Prosser, WA)
US Army, Korea 1967-1968.

RAFAEL CAMPUZANO (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe – foster home in Sparks , NV]
Vietnam
vet, 2 tours.

RINALDO CEBRIÁN
[Kendall – orphanage in Jackson, MI]
US Navy Vietnam veteran.

FERNANDO COLLADO (Chicago, IL)
[Camp Matecumbe – San Rafael]
Served as a US Marine from 1967 to 1969 (in ‘ Nam 68-69). Graduated top of his recruiting class at Marine Corps Depot in San Diego, CA .  

OSCAR COSSIO GANDIA “Tiburón” (Torrance, CA)                    [DECEASED]
[Matecumbe – Lincoln, NE]
Vietnam Veteran.

ERNESTO DE ARMAS SARDIÑAS "Nesty" (Memphis, TN)
[Florida City -  ]
US Coast Guard Officer and Pilot.


GUILLERMO D. DE ZAYAS TAMAYO (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe - Kendall - Opa Locka - foster home in Portland, OR]
Army
Air Force in Vietnam for one year


WINSTON DeFERIA  (Carolina, PR)
[Kendall - Ft. Wayne, IN]
US Army 1965

CARLOS ALBERTO DEL PORTAL ANGULO (Newington, CT)
[ Kendall – foster home]
Vietnam Veteran

MÁXIMO DU BOUCHET CÁDIZ
(Denver, CO)
[Kendall – foster home in San Antonio, TX]
Navy Corpsman 1972-1980. Naval Reserves 1980-1995.

ERNESTO DUMOIS HERNÁNDEZ 
[Florida City - ]
Vietnam Veteran

NELSON EGÚRROLA GRILLO (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe – St. Edward’s High School, Austin, TX]
US Army veteran.


ADOLFO M. ESTRADA REYES                                      [DIED IN ACTION]
US Army - Vietnam 


MANUEL FANDIÑO LÓPEZ                                           [DECEASED]
[Florida City (9/62-  ) - foster home in Albuquerque, NM]
US Army Infantry medic in Vietnam (Volunteered) 

CELSO FERNÁNDEZ (Marietta, GA)
[  - foster home in NJ]
Vietnam US Army veteran. 5th Infantry Division in 1967.

IVO FERNÁNDEZ “Cara de Cote”                                [DECEASED]
[Matecumbe – Camp San Pedro, Orlando , FL ]
Vietnam veteran 

JESÚS FERNÁNDEZ TABRAUER (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe – St. Edwards High School, Austin, TX]
Vietnam US Army veteran with the 101st Airborne (1965-1967)

JUAN CARLOS FERNÁNDEZ CASANOVA (Miami, FL)
[Florida City - Opa Locka]
Intelligence Officer for the US Air Force. Retired in 2001 with rank of Lieutenant Colonel..
Currently (2009) working for the Department of Justice as Chief of Security for the US Attorneys' Office in South Florida.

LUIS T. FERNÁNDEZ HIDALGO
[Miami - Jacksonville - Opa Locka - Holy Family Name, Marquette, MI]
US Army
retired as Huey crew chief.


PEDRO FERREIRA GARCÍA  
(Wilmington, DE)            [DECEASED]
[Matecumbe – Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE]
Artillery Major. Received Army Commendation Medal.


RAÚL E. FIGUEROA BENÍTEZ (TN)
[Matecumbe - foster homes in Miami and Sarasota]
USMC 4 years active (including 13 months in Vietnam) 
2 years inactive

*ÁLVARO GARCÍA “El Profesor” (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe – Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM]
US Army, Korea.

ROBERTO M. GARCÍA ( Coventry , CT )
[Kendall – Green Bay, WI]
Joined the USAF in 1968. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1989.

ANTONIO GÓMEZ ( Austin , TX )
[Matecumbe – Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM]
US Army, 2/68-2/70

CARLOS MANUEL GONZÁLEZ PUJOL
[Matecumbe – foster home in Portland, OR]
US Army – Vietnam & Desert Storm.
Attained rank of Major in the Combat Military Police.

JULIO GONZALEZ MEMBIELA “El Delincuente” (Hawthorne, CA)
[Matecumbe – Cristo Rey, Lincoln, NE]
Air Cavalry, Vietnam

RAMÓN J. GORDILLO (Pembroke Pines, FL)
{Matecumbe – Opa Locka]
US Army Vietnam Veteran.


WILSON GUTIÉRREZ GONZÁLEZ  (Valdosta, GA)
[Matecumbe - St. Edward's, Austin, TX]
Vietnam veteran (1966-1968)

JOSÉ ÁNGEL INFIESTA,                                   [DECEASED]
Vietnam Veteran
Army Sergeant, Meritorious service medals.
 

ÁNGEL JIMÉNEZ GONZÁLEZ   
(Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe-Kendall-Opa Locka]
US Army. Two tours in Vietnam .


JOSÉ JIMÉNEZ BASULTO
[went with aunt - Matecumbe - Florida City]
US Navy. Retired with a Commander rank.

MANUEL E. JIMÉNEZ (Guaynabo, PR)
[Matecumbe-Ft. Knox]
Volunteered during October Crisis. Pilot Instructor.


JOSÉ LAGE VÁZQUEZ "La Gula" (Los Angeles, CA)           [DECEASED]
[Mendigutía - 
US Army

MARIO LANGE ACOSTA                                                  [DECEASED]
[Matecumbe - foster home in Superior, WI]
US Army
Died in base accident.


MIGUEL LEORZA “Ladilla”
[Matecumbe – Camp San Pedro, Orlando, FL]
US Navy, retired as a high-ranking officer.

ENRIQUE R. LLANIO (Burbank, CA)
[Familia – Opa Locka – Casa Carrión]
Army veteran, 1966-1968 in Fort Bragg, SC.

CARLOS LLERA DIAZ “El Buitre” (IN)
[Matecumbe -  ]
US Army Veteran.

VIDAL LÓPEZ (Albuquerque, NM)
[ - foster home in ALbuquerque, NM]

Vietnam. Sergeant.

EDUARDO A. MACAYA ÁLVAREZ 
(Hialeah, FL)
[Florida City - Matecumbe - Opa Locka]
US Army Vietnam vet 1969-1972


JUAN MAS ENJAMIO (Miami, FL)
(Kendall/Matecumbe - Mariana Children's Home
, Wichita, KS)
US Marines Veteran - 30-year career

CARLOS MAYANS MULKAY
(Wichita, KS)
(Matecumbe - Mariana Home, Wichita, KS)
Medic in the US Army.

MIGUEL ANGEL DIEGO MONGEOTTI HERNÁNDEZ (Miami, FL)
[went with family in NJ]
US Army 2 years and 4 years in the Reserves.

FERNANDO NARCIANDI "Abuelo" (Miami, FL)
[Kendall – Matecumbe – Spokane, WA]
Vietnam veteran.

FEDERICO ODOARDO “Corte-circuito”
[Casa Carrión - ]
US Army. Two tours in Vietnam .

RENÉ JULIÁN OJEDA
“El Mayor” (Lincoln, NE)
[Matecumbe – Cristo Rey, Lincoln, NE]
US Army 1969-1971.

LUIS MIGUEL PADRÓN MENDOZA (Elgin, IL)
[Matecumbe – Foster home in Park Ridge, IL]
US Army 1966-1968


JORGE J. PÉREZ MENÉNDEZ (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe-Kendall-Opa Locka-Helena, MT]
US Army 1968-1970

LUIS PÉREZ BARRIOS (CA)
[9/61 Miami]
US Army Vietnam volunteer.

NARCISO PÉREZ CAUREL (Miami, FL)
[Kendall - Opa Locka - Brondell Hall, Helena, MT]
US Army

AMAURY PI-GONZÁLEZ (Fremont, CA)
US Army, 1966-1968.


CARLOS A. PRENDES FERNÁNDEZ (Wichita, KS)
[Kendall - Lincoln, NE]
MD
Navy Corpsman Vietnam veteran

HUMBERTO RAPADO (Oviedo, FL)
[Kendall – Mariana Children’s Home, Wichita, KS]
US Army Military Police Corps  1969-1971.
Specialist 4th Class
Fort Jackson , SC – Basic Training 1969
Fort Gordon , GA – MP Training 1969
236th MP Detachment, WRAMC, Washington, DC, 1969-1970
139th MP Company., Fort Benning , GA 1970-1971.


LUIS FRANK REYES VARGAS
(Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe - Kendall – Albuquerque , NM]
US Army (1966-1968)

EDUARDO RODRÍGUEZ "La Púa", "Elvis" (Seattle, WA)
[  - Spokane. WA]
Vietnam veteran.

OSVALDO ROIG RODRÍGUEZ  (KY)
[Matecumbe - St. Mary's School for Children, New Bedford, MA]
US Army


JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ MARÍN (Plantation, FL)
[Matecumbe - Wenatchee, WA]
Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam.

JORGE E. RODRÍGUEZ MENESES (Tampa, FL)
[went with aunt]
Joined the Army in 1973. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant at the Logistics Quartermaster Corps in Fort Benning, GA and put in 30 years. 
Retired as a full colonel.

ALBERTO SALVADOR (Royal Palm Beach, FL)
[Camp Matecumbe – foster home in OH]
Vietnam veteran, wounded in service.


LUCIANO SÁNCHEZ
(Miami, FL)
[Miami - orphanage in Philadelphia]
Air Force pilot.


MARIO R. SÁNCHEZ LÓPEZ
[Florida CityMt. St. John Academy, Gladstone, NJ]
Marine Corps paratrooper.

DÁMASO V. SANTANA VEGA (Miami, FL)
[Matecumbe - Brondell Hall, Helena, MT]
US Army

FERNANDO V. SANTANA VEGA (NY)
[Matecumbe - Brondell Hall, Helena, MT]
US Army

Father ENRIQUE SERA (CA)
[Florida City -  ]
Navy Chaplain 1987-1999.
Highest permanent Rank: Lieutenant Commander.
Staff Officer: Chaplains Corps.
Stationed during his career in El Toro MCAS, Tustin MCAS, Camp Pendleton, San Diego Naval Station, NCMB-16 Los Alamitos, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico (during Desert Storm), Rodman Naval Station in the Panama Canal Zone, Charleston Naval Hospital in SC and Long Beach Naval Hospital.


EFRAÍN SORA GONZÁLEZ
(West Dade, FL)
[Kendall - St. Anthony's orphanage in Sioux City, IOI]
Military veteran with five years of service during the Vietnam era.

OSCAR TORRES RAMOS (Miami, FL)
[
Kendall - St. Joseph Orphanage, Helena, MT] - foster home with the Bernardis in Whitefish, MT
US Army - served 2 years in Vietnam


DANIEL TRUJILLO HERRERA 
[ Mendigutía - 
US Army - served in Fairbanks, AK


JORGE LUIS VILLAMIL ECHEMENDÍA
(Miami, FL)
[Florida City - foster home in Albuquerque, NM]
Veteran.

MANUEL D. ZAYAS ZAYAS                                                [DECEASED]
[Matecumbe - IN]
Did two tours of Vietnam and received two purple hearts. 

  AS FAR AS IS CURRENTLY KNOWN, ONLY ONE OF THESE VETERANS DIED IN COMBAT, ADOLFO ESTRADA REYES. (12/03/68)

  (*) ÁLVARO lost his son Julio on September 6, 2006 in Basrah , Iraq .

 

 

 

 

 

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                   4. CAREERS IN EDUCATION.

Civilized societies rely on Educators to produce better citizens. The work of Educators is extremely difficult because they have to contend against two powerful enemies; the inherited archaic customs of some of the parents and the natural rebelliousness of the students. 
Teachers may arrive armed with the latest knowledge available, but it depends entirely on their personal moral honesty how well they "educate". The result is the Future.

JOSÉ AZEL – Miami , FL
Adjunct Professor of International Business at the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami . Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the U of M.

  ÁGUEDA “AGGIE” (BARQUET) CHEVIN – Normandie , FRANCE
( Florida City – St. Anthony’s Villa orphanage in Toledo , OH
Teacher.

   MANUEL " MANNY" BAZO CAPOTE – Boca Raton, FL. 
(Florida City -  )
Music Teacher and cellist.
Northwestern University.
Bachelor's Degree in Performance from the University of Miami.
Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Boston University (2009)
Has taught cello and chamber music at the New World School of the Arts and at Miami- Dade Community College.
Since 2010, Administrative Assistant at Lynn University's Conservatory of Music.
Band and Orchestra Director at American Heritage School of Boca/Delray
Music Director of the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach
Member of the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras' Youth Orchestra Division.
Principal Cellist of the Boca Pops and the Miami City Ballet Orchestras.

  MARÍA BRITO – Miami , FL
Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Barry College .

  ROBERTO G. BRITO SANTALÓ
(Matecumbe – Hoosier Boystown, Schererville, IN)
Elementary High School Teacher.
Adjunct University Professor.

   ZENAIDA H. (BUSTILLO BRIZUELA) SCHMIDT - Kansas City, MO 
(Kendall - Florida City - Stella Niagara Seminary, Niagara Falls, NY)
Involved in Education for 33 years
Spanish Teacher - Assistant Principal - Principal - Director of Bilingual Student Services
Retired in 2007


   EVALDO CABARROUY DEL VALLE (DECEASED) – Puerto Rico
(Kendall – foster home in Albuquerque, NM)
University Teacher, Doctorate from Austin , TX .

  RAÚL CANO CHAUVELL – CA
(Matecumbe  - Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA)
CAL Poly Professor

  LELIO CASOLA – Lansing , MI
(    - St. Vincent’s Home for Orphans, East Lansing , MI )
Teacher (Retired)

  OFELIA M. COLUNGA – Miami Beach, FL
(Kendall – Florida City [Pérez-Martin Home]
UF, FIU & Barry College Teacher (retired)

  ALICIA (CRUZ RIVERO) REILLY
(Florida City – foster home in Helena, MT)
French, Latin & Spanish teacher.

   CÉSAR D. D ELA GUARDIA ARIAS - Ft. Wayne, IN
(Maristas de Rancho Boyeros - Matecumbe - St. Vincent's Villa, Ft. Wayne, IN)
Retired Teacher.
  


  ROSA “Juana” (DE LA OSA) MANNING –
Weston, FL
(Kendall – David City, NE) 
ESOL Teacher.

  ESTELA (DE MIRANDA-ZALDÍVAR) BUENO – Torrance, CA
(Florida City – foster home in Van Nuys, CA
Elementary School Teacher

  NORMA DELGADO RODRÍGUEZ – Key Biscayne, FL
(went with aunt in Miami)
Nova Southeastern Teacher (Retired)

  CONCEPCIÓN (DÍAZ) MORGAN – Minneapolis, MN
(Florida City – David City, NE) 
Teacher (Retired)

  CARLOS EIRE – Guilford , CT
(Florida City - foster home in Miami - group home - went with uncle to IL) 
T. Lawrasson Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University . Successful fiction and historical writer.

  ESPERANZA MARTA ESCOBAR MARTÍNEZ – Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
(Went with family) 
Teacher

  Sister LEONOR ESNARD – Miami , FL  
Assistant Professor of Montessori Education.

  LAURA ELENA (FERNÁNDEZ SOSA) YARIZADEH – Maitland , FL
(Florida City/Homestead – went with family) 
Substitute Teacher.

   ANTONIO A. FERNÁNDEZ VÁZQUEZ - VA
(CWS - foster home in St. Petersburg, FL)
Doctorate from the University of Kentucky
Professor at University of Virginia since 1978

  SERGIO M. FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA – Westphalia , MO
(with aunt in Miami Peoria , IL )
Teacher. Doctorate in Counselor Psychology

  PEDRO FERREIRA GARCÍA – Wilmington, DE
(Matecumbe – Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE)
Masters in Education from University of Delaware .
PhD in Counselor Psychology from Temple U, Philadelphia , PA  


   HÉCTOR R. GARCÍA PÉREZ -
Middletown, DE
(Matecumbe - Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE) 
Special Education High School Teacher (after retiring from Newspaper Management)


   LUIS GARCÍA MENÉNDEZ “Nene” –
NJ 
(Florida City – Mariana Home, Wichita, KS)
College Professor & Dean at Rutgers University

  PEDRO ENRIQUE GARCÍA PRIETO – Nashville, TN 
(Matecumbe –   )
Director of Metro Schools

  LOURDES GIL – NY. 
Professor at Baruch College

  MARAY (GIL) STOWELL – CA 
(Florida City – Villa María, San Antonio, TX)
High School Counselor (retired)  

   ELOY R. GONZÁLEZ ARGUELLES - WA
(Kendall -  )
Professor of Spanish at the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures of Washington State University in Pullman, WA

  FLORA (GONZÁLEZ) MANDRÍ – Boston, MA
(Kendall – Ukiah, CA)
Professor of Literature at Boston University and published author.

  LILIA OBDULIA (GONZÁLEZ) SADOUX – Marietta, GA
(Mount St. John Academy in Gladstone, NJ – adoptive family)
Spanish Teacher

  MARÍA LUISA (GUTIÉRREZ) DeZURIK – St. Paul, MN
(Went with uncle and family in Hialeah)
Bilingual Education Teacher and Administrator

   LUIS HERNÁNDEZ LORENZO - Miami, FL
(went with cousin in Miami)
MA in Bilingual/Multicultural Education from University of San Francisco
Early Childhood Education Specialist with TTAS - Western Kentucky University

  ROSA (HONG PON) MORLEY – Incline Village, NV
(Florida City – Clinton, IO)
High School Teacher, Principal and Administrator (Retired)

  RAFAEL ITURRALDE BOSQUE – Milwaukee, WI  
(went with family - St. Joseph's Home for Children, Green Bay, WI)
Spanish High School
Teacher

  MAGALI JEREZ Union City, NJ  
(Kendall – Beaverville, IL)
College Professor, co-authored 5 books, cassettes and CDs on Teaching Spanish at College Level. 

  EVELIO RAMÓN LEÓN “Pucho” – Los Angeles, CA
(Matecumbe – Indianapolis, IN
High School Assistant Principal

  ROSARIO (LESCURA) BAGLEY “Rose” – Miami, FL
(Casa Carrión – foster home in West Orange, NJ)
Elementary School Teacher

  MIGUEL LEY CHAUMIER
(
Matecumbe 9/62 -  )
High School teacher and assistant principal for 41 years.

 MARÍA TERESA (MARQUÉS VIGNIER) VÉLEZ – Tucson, AZ 
(Florida City - foster home in Albuquerque, NM)
Associate Dean of Graduate College, University of Arizona
Director of University of Arizona's Latin American Research Program, founded in 2007 in partnership with the Universidad de Guanajuato in México.
 

  AVELINA (MARRERO FIANDOR) RECIO –
Elementary Education teacher since 1992 as a second career.


   ALDO DE JESÚS MARTÍNEZ PAZ - Hillsborough, NJ
(Florida City - orphanage and foster home in NJ)
Attorney. Adjunct Professor at St. Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ

   GRACIELA (MÉNDEZ) ANNRICH - Miami, FL
(Kendall - House of Providence orphanage, Syracuse, NY)
PhD in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University, Wash, DC
Teaches at Miami Dade College Interamerican Campus.

  LÁZARO ROBERTO MESA “Zapatón” – Miami, FL
(Matecumbe – Lincoln, NE
School Counselor

  LOURDES MONSERRAT
Educator, expert in Latin American Studies

    JOSÉ RAUL MONTES SORI - Houston, TX
(went with uncle in Miami)
Chemical Engineer, Caltech, Pomona, CA
Masters in Education, Administration and Supervision, University of Houston
HS Math Teacher

  JOSÉ ANTONIO NÚÑEZ CORDERO – Los Angeles, CA 
(Kendall -  )
History-Social Sciences Teacher for Business and Finance Academy SLC & UTLA Chapter Chair Edward. R Roybal Learning Center, LAUSD-LD4

  ANA (PAZOS CASTILLO) MANNING – Lakeland , FL
(Went with friends) 
High School Teacher (Retired)


   DELIA C. (PIQUERO GÓMEZ) GONZÁLEZ -
Richland, WA
(Florida City - foster home in Wichita, KS)
Spanish Teacher. On her 42nd year of teaching in 2011.  

  HÉCTOR L. RODRÍGUEZ ECHERRI “Dino” – Hollywood, FL
(Matecumbe – Cristo Rey, Lincoln, NE
Teacher

  GLORIA ROJAS REYES
(    - foster home in Albuquerque, NM)
Teacher with 2 Master's degrees

  MARÍA CRISTINA (ROMERO) HALLORAN “Palillo”, “Jirafa” – Denver, CO
( Florida City – Queen of Heaven, Denver, CO) 
College Professor

  CARLOS G. ROSELLÓ “El Trompetero” [DECEASED]– Boynton Beach, FL
(Matecumbe – St. Thomas Orphanage, Lincoln, NE)
Educator. High School Principal & Area Director of County Schools.

  CARLOS RUBIO ALBET – West Virginia  
(went with family friends in Miami - Casa de Sallies, Wilmington, DE)
Shepherd University
Professor. 
Published author in Spanish and English.

  EMILIO SÁNCHEZ PRADO – Ozona, FL
(Foster home in St. Petersburg, FL
Assistant Principal

   MARIO R. SÁNCHEZ LÓPEZ - FL

(Florida City - Mount St. John's Academy, Gladstone, NJ)
Professor at Miami Dade College

  NICOLÁS SÁNCHEZ – Framingham , MA
Doctorate in Economics from University of Southern California
Has taught Economics at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA for 32 years (2009). Tried for State rep early in the 2000s.

   VICENTE SIMANCA ÁLVAREZ - Miami, FL                   {DECEASED}
(
Belén - Kendall (1/62) - Saint Vincent Orphanage, Denver, CO)
Teacher

   NELSON P. VALDÉS
Instituto Edison - Kendall (4/61 - ) - foster home in Albuquerque, NM (6/2/61 - )
One of the "volunteers" who helped clean up and prepare Camp Matecumbe for us!!!!!
Graduado con un doctorado en Sociología e Historia en 1978. 
Professor in Spring 1973 at University of Glasgow, Scotland in Latin American program. 
1973-1976 profesor de Historia, University of New Orleans, Louisiana.
1976-2002 profesor de Sociologia, University of New Mexico; fundador y director del primer banco de datos computarizado sobre América Latina - Latin America Data Base. Financiado por US federal government y por fundaciones McArthur, Ford, Tinker.
2003-2004 director Fundación Amistad, y profesor de Sociología en Duke University.
2004-2008 profesor de Sociología, University of New Mexico
2008 retirado de UNM.
2009 fundador de un banco de datos sobre políticas de energía en América Latina: Energaia-L (dejó de funcionar después que me retiré - Nelson)

  RICARDO VIERA RAMOS – PA
(Matecumbe -  ) Professor in the Art and Architecture Department of Lehigh University , Bethlehem , PA.

  ROBERTO VILLASANTE GARCÍA – Miami, FL  
(went with family friends in Miami)
Adjunct Professor at Florida International University’s College of Advanced Professional Studies and of FIU’s Legal Studies Institute. 
Member of the Florida Bar and of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America .
Website at www.villasantelaw.com

 

 

 

 

 

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                                   5. CLERGY.

Although perhaps listed here last, these individuals are by no means the least important of our Pedro Pan brethren. They are in fact, the most important because Catholic priests have the UNIQUE power of being the earthly vessel for the forgiveness of our sins, and for consecrating for our use the Bread of Life.

   EDUARDO ÁLVAREZ HIDALGO
Camp San Pedro, Maitland, FL 
Priest.

   RICARDO CASTELLANOS
Camp San Pedro, Maitland, FL
Priest

   OCTAVIO CISNEROS Brooklyn, NY  
(Kendall (10/61 - ) - Marquette, MI)
Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Brooklyn , June 2006.

   JOSÉ A. ESPINO GONZÁLEZ
 (8/61) Miami
Sacerdote

  FELIPE DE JESÚS ESTÉVEZ Miami, FL 
(Kendall 7/61 - )  - (orphanage in Ft. Wayne, IN)  
Ordained to the priesthood in 1970.
Doctorate from Gregorian University in Rome.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Auxiliary
Bishop of the Diocese of Miami (2003-2010)
Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Miami (2010-2011)
Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine (2011 -

  JAVIER LÓPEZ MUÑOZ Vatican City, Rome, ITALY
(Matecumbe – Whitehall, FL) 
Jesuit Priest

  JUAN MÉNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ - NM  
(Matecumbe - Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM) 
Priest.  

   ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ - Miami, FL
(Kendall - San Rafael)
Priest.

  ALEJANDRO ROQUE GONZÁLEZ Miami , FL.
(Florida City 4/62 - ) 
Pastor at St. Stephen’s Parish in Miramar OMI

  FERNANDO RUBIO BOITEL 
(Matecumbe – Villa Virgen del Cobre, Albuquerque, NM
Priest

  ENRIQUE J. SERA HERNÁNDEZ CA 
Florida City (5/62-8/62) –  foster homes in Ellensburg & Yakima, WA 
Priest. Navy Chaplain.

  PABLO URQUIAGA FERNÁNDEZ 
(Matecumbe – Whitehall, FL
Jesuit Priest

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