MEMORIAL MASS FOR CORPORAL JESSE ROBLEDO
Corporal Jesus “Jesse” Robledo class of 1967, member of the U. S. Marines was killed in Viet Nam on August 21, 1968. Today, a group of Holy Cross Alumni gathered at Sacred Heart Church for a memorial Mass. Jesse and many of those attending graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School before enrolling at Holy Cross. Among those attending were Jesse’s mother and younger brother, Thomas Robledo ’68. Other alumni were: Sam Martin ’68, Roger Gomez ’68, Roger Hernandez ’67, Hector Moreno ’68, Roger Trevino ’68, Robert Galvan ’67, Gerard “Buster” Galvan ’68, Dr. Roger Arredondo ’67, Gene Chavez ’67, Robert Ramirez ’67 and Jimmy Aguilar ’67.
Sam Martin presented Mrs. Robledo with a U. S. Flag and a framed collection of medals and recognitions earned by Jesse. The original awards were lost in a fire. It is believed that Jesse is the only alumnus killed in the Viet Nam War.