Ascencion Carmona
1979 - 2020
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Ascencion Carmona

Killeen - Ascencion Carmona, Jr, age 40, of Killeen, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Funeral Mass was held last week July 23, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove; burial followed at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, TX. Visitation and Rosary took place at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Ascencion Carmona Jr. was born in El Paso, Texas to Ascencion and Josefina Carmona on August 23, 1979. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1997. He married Maribel Flores, his high school sweetheart, on May 5, 1999, in El Paso, Texas and she was always the woman of his dreams. He attended The University of Texas at El Paso and Texas A&M Central Texas University.

He served in the Army and was a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service, he was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, two Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Presidential Unit Citation, three Army Good Conduct Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal and the French Defense Service Medal.

Ascencion served with distinction and honor as a Calvary Scout and Military Police Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He served one combat tour in Iraq and two combat tours in Afghanistan during his more than a ten-year tenure in the United States Army. The discipline and Patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as friends and family will attest.

In his spare time, he enjoyed taking his family fishing, kayaking, camping, and cycling. Ascencion looked for opportunities to share and teach his faith with his family and friends. He was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen and Guardian Angel Catholic Church in El Paso. He would make sacrifices for his family to make sure they were taken care of, especially his parents, who were always in his heart. He set an example for his daughters that no matter how hard life gets, never give up.

Ascencion Carmona Jr. is survived by his wife, Maribel Carmona; his daughters, Alexa, Itzel and Ara Carmona; his sisters, María G. Carrizales and husband, Ruben, Marcia Carmona and Flor Carmona and husband, Jose Rios; and his parents, Ascencion and Josefina Carmona. ¡Te queremos mucho Chon, y siempre estaremos orgullosos de ti!




Ascención Carmona, Jr., de 40 años, de Killeen, falleció el martes 14 de julio del 2020. La misa fúnebre se celebró la semana pasada el 23 de julio del 2020, en la iglesia católica Holy Family en Copperas Cove, con el entierro proseguido en el Cementerio de Veteranos del Estado de Texas Central en Killeen, TX. El velorio y el rosario tuvieron lugar en Scott's Funeral Home, en Copperas Cove. Ascensión Carmona Jr. nació en El Paso, Texas, hijo de Ascención y Josefina Carmona el 23 de agosto de 1979. Se graduó de Thomas Jefferson High School en 1997. Se casó con Maribel Flores, su novia de la secundaria, el 5 de mayo de 1999, en El Paso, Texas, y ella siempre fue la mujer de sus sueños. Asistió a la Universidad de Texas en El Paso y Texas A&M Central Texas University. Sirvió en el Ejército y fue veterano de la Operación Libertad Duradera y la Operación Libertad Iraquí. Durante su servicio, recibió la Medalla de la Campaña de Iraq con dos estrellas de campaña, la Medalla de la Campaña de Afganistán con dos estrellas de campaña, la Medalla de la Estrella de Bronce con Valor, dos Medallas de Elogio del Ejército, nueve Medallas de Logro del Ejército, el Premio de la Unidad Meritoria Conjunta, el Premio Presidencial Citación de la Unidad, tres Medallas de Buena Conducta del Ejército, la Medalla del Servicio de la Guerra Global contra el Terrorismo, la Medalla de la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte (OTAN) y la Medalla del Servicio de Defensa francés. Ascensión sirvió con distinción y honor como Calvario Scout y Policía Militar Oficial No Comisionado (NCO) en Irak y Afganistán. Sirvió una gira de combate en Irak y dos giras de combate en Afganistán durante sus más de diez años en el ejército de Estados Unidos. La disciplina y el patriotismo que aprendió en el ejército nunca lo abandonaron, como lo atestiguarán amigos y familiares. En su tiempo libre, disfrutaba llevando a su familia a pescar, practicar kayak, acampar y andar en bicicleta. Ascensión buscó oportunidades para compartir y enseñar su fe con su familia y amigos. Fue miembro fiel de la iglesia católica St. Joseph en Killeen y de la iglesia católica Guardian Angel en El Paso. Haría sacrificios por su familia para asegurarse de que los cuidaran, especialmente sus padres, que siempre estaban en su corazón. Dio el ejemplo a sus hijas de que no importa cuán difícil fuera la vida, nunca se rindieran. Ascensión Carmona Jr. es sobrevivido por su esposa, Maribel Carmona; sus hijas, Alexa, Itzel y Ara Carmona; sus hermanas, María G. Carrizales y su esposo, Rubén, Marcia Carmona y Flor Carmona y su esposo, José Ríos, al igual que sus padres, Ascención y Josefina Carmona. ¡Te queremos mucho Chon y siempre estaremos orgullosos de ti!

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Published in El Paso Times from Jul. 29 to Jul. 30, 2020.
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July 30, 2020
Chon,
Although I had the opportunity to thank you for your service to your Country and huge SACRIFICE last Veterans day, I'd like thank you again! ... and thank you for stopping by to visit us. It meant the world to us! My boys will always sherish the times shared w/you! Like, the time you took off that special hat you were wearing & handed it to Joseph. , the joy you expressed to both in sharing their cars, just to name a couple! Love you my coisin, (my brother) will always live in our hearts
July 30, 2020
Mr. Carmona,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
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