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The Final Duty Station This forum is presented by Retired GySgt Bill Conroy. It is a listing of those that have received orders for their final duty station. These Marines have given their all. We now give our honor.

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Old 05-26-2008, 16:58 PM
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MSgt Ramon Provencio USMC (ret), 72, San Diego, CA

Master Sergeant Ramon Provencio, USMC Ret., born in El Paso, Texas, on January 4, 1936, passed away on May 20, 2008, surrounded by his wife, all of his children and grandchildren. He lived in San Diego, California, for the past 60 years. Ramon was the fifth son of Sergeant Pedro A. Provencio (U.S. Army) and Magdalena Provencio. He had seven brothers and one sister: Corporal Luis Provencio (U.S. Army), Private First-Class Patricio Provencio (U.S. Army), Staff Sergeant Ricardo Provencio (USMC), Staff Sergeant Lorenzo Provencio (USMC), Corporal Gabriel Provencio (USMC), Sergeant First Class Pedro Provencio (U.S. Army), Jesse Provencio, and Susie Lopez. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Celia; his four sons, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ramon Provencio Jr. (USMC Ret.), Sergeant Pedro Provencio (USMC), Gunnery Sergeant Alvaro Provencio (USMC Ret.) and Corporal Robert Provencio (USMC); his daughter Captain Sally Chand (USMC Ret.) and son-in-law Sergeant Major Michael Chand (USMC Ret.); his 10 grandchildren Samuel, Lance Corporal Antonio Provencio (USMC), Roberto, Raymond, Alvaro, Daniella, Christina Mahon, Second Lieutenant Michael Chand Jr. (USMC), Brenda Chand, and Ryan Chand; and two great-grandchildren Emily and Matthew. Master Sergeant Ramon Provencio proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the Marine Helicopter Squadron 161 in Korea; the 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion during the Cuban Missile crisis; Task Force Hotel as the Intelligence Chief during the siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam; and the 3rd Marine Division as the Intelligence Production Chief. He also participated in Operations Scotland I, Scotland II, and PEGASUS. Ramon took great pride in his service to his country and in being a life-long Marine. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he worked for the Sears Company, followed by the U.S. Border Patrol as a Maintenance Supervisor for 15 years. Ramon was a loving husband and father. He taught his children the value of hard work and service. Each of his children followed his example and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He attended church at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Ramon's Rosary and Viewing will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 4540 El Cerrito Drive, San Diego, California 92115. His funeral Mass will also be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Flowers and donations may be sent to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (c/o Sr. C. Clark - for Mrs. Provencio).

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