Humbart 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
- COL US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/13/1933 – 08/01/1963
- DATE OF BIRTH: 05/20/1911
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/12/1972
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/15/1972
- BURIED AT: SECTION 13 SITE 494-2
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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