HT3 Richard G. Castilla

TDVA member, Richard Garcia Castilla, passed away on July 26, 2012 at the age of 55. He is survived by his daughter Cassandra, sisters: Esther C. Flint and Mary Helen Tarnava and brothers: Daniel, Steven, Anthony, and Manuel. Funeral services were held at Delgado Funeral Home. The internment was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on August 2, 2012 with full military honors. Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran (Seabee) with six years of active duty service and had traveled throughout the world. He had been an advocate with various Veterans organizations, supporting benefits for Spinal Cord injured Veterans. Despite being a quadriplegic, Richard was very independent and always had a joke and a smile. Our friend always had a deep concern for others that needed help and he was always there when you needed him in a pinch. Richard's positive attitude will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. You rest now Brother.