Humbert Joseph Versace
Colonel, United States Army
Joseph Versace was a 1933 graduate of the United States Military Academy.
Following long service in the United States Army, Colonel Versace died on 12 June 1972 at Black Earth, Wisconsin. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Colonel's son, Humbert Roque Versace, Captain, United States Army, United States Military Academy Class of 1959, was a prisoner of war of the Viet Cong during the war in Vietnam. He was subsequently executed by his captors and lies in an unmarked grave in Vietnam. There is a memorial stone in his memory in Arlington National Cemetery. Captain Versace is a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Colonel Versave is survived by sons Dr. Stephen
Versace, Ellicott City, Maryland; Richard Versace, Chicago, Illinois; Michael
Versace Rios, Arlington, Virginia; Daughter: Trilby Versace, Madison, Wisconsin;
Grandchildren: David, Roque, Julie, Paul, Davi, Maya, and Skye; great-granchildren
Deklin, Rios and Stephen.
NOTE: Colonel Versace's wife,Marie Teresa Rios Versace (Pen Name: Tere Rios), died on October 17, 1999 and was laid to rest with the Colonel in Arlington National Cemetery.
VERSACE, HUMBERT JOSEPH
Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace receives his 90-day combat infantry
badge from his father, Col. Humbert Joseph Versace.
Section 13, Grave 494-2
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
Posted: 17 January 2002 Updated: 22 May 2002 Updated: 10 October 2002 Updated: 26 April 2003 Updated: 3 April 2004 Updated: 12 October 2004