Jesus M. Limones Jr. hadn’t yet reached his 20th birthday when he died in Vietnam, more than 8,500 miles from his home in Del Rio.

On Monday, 53 years after his death, members of Del Rio’s American Legion Post #595, led by Commander Luis M. Valdez, presented members of the Limones family still living in Del Rio with a red, white and blue wreath at the site of Limones’ grave in the Sacred Heart Cemetery off West Second Street.

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