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Cemetery Maps

Posted on July 10, 2024

Brief Veteran’s Bios

Posted on July 10, 2024

Shachar Oogav

Posted on April 17, 2024

Shachar Oogav was born February 1, 1966, in Israel. He joined the Israeli DefenseForces (IDF). He participated in the defense of the Golan Heights which is a strategic highground for Israel.Shachar moved to South Padre Island where he died of a heart attack on February 16,2017 at the age of fifty-one.

Edward A. Max III

Posted on April 17, 2024

Edward A. Max III was born on August 8, 1955.Edward joined the Army during the Viet Nam War. He was training in California whenhe died in a training accident on July 4, 1974.He is buried in the Hebrew Cemetery.

Alfredo Korzenick

Posted on April 17, 2024

Alfredo Korzenik was born October 23, 1933, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, to parents who hademigrated from Poland. They operated a successful shoe business in Cuernavaca.Alfredo married Maria whom he knew in Cuernavaca, and they moved to New York sohe could go to college. He was very affected by the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963and Continue Reading »

Lazar Sommer

Posted on April 17, 2024

Lazar (Buck) Sommer was born on September 28, 1927, to Nathan and Zina Sommer.His birth certificate shows his name as Lazarus. His parents were from Romania.He was born in Brownsville but moved with his parents to San Francisco where heworked. He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War. Buck Sommer returned toBrownsville in Continue Reading »

Sammy Ladabaum

Posted on April 17, 2024

Sammy Ladabaum was born on July 9, 1933, to Morris and Mae Ladabaum. Sammy grew up in Brownsville. His cousins Sam and Isy Kolmen lived around the corner. Sammy was known as Shorty and Cousin Sam was known as Big Sam since he was a 6-foot-tall redhead.Sammy grew up working at his parent’s store, Alamo Continue Reading »

Larry Victor

Posted on April 17, 2024

Larry Victor was born on June 16, 1933, in Worcester, Massachusetts to immigrant parents, Boris and Sonia Victor, who separated when he was four years old. Raised in Brooklyn, NY by his mother and grown sister, Cecile, Larry was an enterprising youth who worked hard to help support his legally blind mom.When high school no Continue Reading »

Abraham Greenspan

Posted on April 15, 2024

Abraham Greenspan was born in Mexico City on October 1, 1933, to Nathan and TaniaGreenspan. His dad was from Austria and his mom was from Poland.His sister was Rachel Greenspan, wife of Manuel Perelman, who was a pioneer femalereal estate broker in Brownsville.Abraham got his law degree at The University of Texas, Austin. During the Continue Reading »

Jean G. Wiedermann

Posted on April 15, 2024

Jean Wiedermann was born on January 24, 1919, in San Antonio, Texas. His dad wasfrom Romania and his mother was of Russian ancestry.Jean graduated from the Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania and got his master’sdegree from the University of Chicago. In 1942, Jean entered WWII becoming a MedicalSupply Officer in the 13 th Army Air Corp.After Continue Reading »