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Gen. Richard Edward Cavazos US Army, (Ret.)

San Antonio, Texas

Jan 31, 1929 – Oct 29, 2017 (Age 88)

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A retired four-star general, Richard E. Cavazos began his last patrol October 29, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was 88 years old. He was born in Kingsville, Texas and grew up on the famed King Ranch. He graduated in 1951 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in...

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It was my great honor to serve under Gen. Cavazos at Ft. Riley, KS. He was an amazing leader who genuinely cared about the soldiers in his command. As a Mexican- American myself, it was the first time in my career in the Army to serve under a Mexican-American Colonel. What a pleasure! He knew his men by name, recognized them, and cared for them. I have always looked up to him and am sorry to hear of his passing.

What a GREAT SOLDIER General Cavazos was! I spent 4 years in the 63 Ordnance Company from 2nd Lt to Captain running the Ammunition Company for his 9th Infantry Division. He knew me very well and I saw quite often as he was a "Soldier's soldier" and he was proud to be with us worker bee's as the called me and my 268 Troops! He recognized me everywhere and when he saw me he had to shake my hand and say Thanks! My condolences to His Wife and Children! LTC Louis D. Cruz

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I would like to send our condolences to the Cavazos family. I never met Gen. Cavazos, but my father and mi tios grew up on the King Ranch as well. May God watch over the family and be with this great leader. Hooah... LTC Jon Ramirez