DAVID “CHICO” VASQUEZ was a Proud Marine with service in Viet Nam serving with “C” Company – 1st Marine Division – Force Recon. Chico was also a very Proud Veteran and active member of AMVETS – Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley (VNVDV) – V.F.W. & Warriors Watch Riders, working with the Diablo Valley Flag Brigade in escorting veterans to “Operation Welcome Home” events upon their return to our community. He loved riding his “MY Recon” Harley.
One of his other enjoyable activities included participating as part of the “crew” on a VietNam era UH-1 HUEY Helicopter owned & operated by VietNam Helicopters in Concord. Chico flew to many High Schools in the San Ramon Valley landing at the school and being part of the school's VietNam History Week program featuring speakers from VNVDV and other crew from WW II – Korea – Desert Storm Wars. He so enjoyed talking with students as they gathered in an open field around the HUEY waiting to interview military veterans and get a close-up look at real history. He always had a smile on his face and will be missed.
The Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley “Salute” David “Chico” Vasquez and Thank him for his service to our Country and will pay Tribute to him at their August 7th Dinner Meeting at Crow Canyon Country Club. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire Vasquez Family during this difficult time. God Bless “Chico” – his service will never be forgotten.