Vincent Losada
1925 - 2018
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May 2, 1925 - November 17, 2018
Vincent Losada, 1st Lt. Army Air Corp., Ret., was born on May 2, 1925 to the late Perfecto and Elisa Losada in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Vincent was preceded in death by his beloved wife and son, Eleanor and Roy Losada, his grandchildren, Vincent Lee Losada and Christopher Lawrence Losada, and siblings Frank Losada and Emily Weigle. When Vince was 18, he joined the US ARMY Air Corps and after training in various locations across Florida and Texas was assigned to the 487th Bomb Group as a bombardier on a B-17 named "The Big Drip, Jr." Vince flew 25 missions with his crew before being wounded in combat on a mission over the outskirts of Berlin on March 15, 1945. Vince was a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Air Medal Recipient amongst other campaign decorations. He continued to serve in administrative functions in the Army until retiring with full honors in 1947. Vince married Eleanor in 1946, and at the conclusion of his service worked in the Insurance industry in San Antonio. Vince retired in 1969 and pursued his passion for travel with Eleanor in cross country trips in their motorhome. Vince was a proud and active advocate of the veteran community in San Antonio, and for philanthropic groups who supported amputees and WWII Survivors. Vince is survived by loving nieces and nephews, Frank Losada (Kathleen), Bryon Weigle (Tracy), Michelle Dugdale (Richard), Stacy Weigle and great nieces and nephews Frank Losada (Kelly), Kristin Losada, Michaela Dugdale, Brett Weigle, Sara Weigle and countless friends, advocates, and supporters in the San Antonio and WWII Veteran's communities.

Services
A funeral service will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 in the Mausoleum Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery beginning at 10 am. Entombment will follow. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to the Gary Sinise Foundation at garysinisefoundation.org. Arrangements with


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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Dec. 2, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
DEC
7
Funeral service
10:00 AM
Mausoleum Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery
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June 27, 2019
I had the pleasure of interviewing Vince about his WWII experiences for The National Museum of the Pacific War of Fredericksburg, Texas. He told of his experiences and had a wonderful sense of humor. One could tell he loved life. It was an honor to know him.
Floyd c
February 1, 2019
Mr Losada was a neighbor of mine for over 20 years. I had seen him outside and waved to him and Eleanor on many many occasions but only really got know him shortly before his death. I did not know of his passing and am sad to hear of it but I know that he lived a wonderful life and was a blessing to so many of us. Rest In Peace Vince, we'll continue our chat later. Much love to his family. Annie B., Hidden Forest
Annie Brown
December 5, 2018
It was such an honor to know Vince through the Honor Flight breakfasts at Jim's every 4th Wednesday. Such a sweet man with a smile and a hug every time I met him. What a wonderful representative of our Greatest Generation. What a great human being we lost too soon. I'll miss you Vince.

With deepest sympathy to the Losada family,

Rose Marie Elsner
Honor Flight Guardian
San Antonio, Texas
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