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.
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
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