Monday, December 5, 2016

T4 Alex Medina Castillo

T4 Alex Medina Castillo was born 24 Apr 1917 in San Diego, California to Miguel Hernandez and Aurelia Jimenez (Medina) Castillo.  Both parents were born in Mexico.  Alex's dad was a shoemaker/shoe repairer.  Miguel died in 1941. 

Alex was drafted in March 1941.  We do not know where or in what units he served prior to his assignment to K Company 116th Infantry on 3 Sep 1944. He must have had some experience because he was already a T4.  T4 Castillo was killed in action on 5 Dec 1944. 

T4 Castillo was likely repatriated sometime in 1947-1949 and now rests forever with his family in the Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego, California. 

Alex's mother, Aurelia, lived to be 97 years old.  His brother Ralph served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945. 

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