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Carlos Vela
U.S. Army
Airborne Ranger, "Sua Sponte," 1977-1987

      My name is Carlos Vela, born in San Juan, Texas, and raised in California. I am a member of the Lipan Apache Tribe and served in the U.S. Army from 1977-1987. I am proud to have served my country as an Infantryman, Airborne Ranger ( Sua Sponte, Which means, "Of My Own Accord" ). Though I have had the privledge of my many travels while serving, I have seen the world differently which made me even more proud to have been part of those who are wanting peace and help those who want it as well.

I thank all who are serving our country today and know that my spirit will be with all of you.

Carlos Vela

Awards:
NCO Ribbon 2
Overseas Ribbon 2
Good Conduct Award 3
National Defense Ribbon
Military Service Ribbon
Army Achievement Ribbon
Army Accomedation Ribbon
Humanitarian Service Ribbon

Badges:
Expert Infantry Badge
Combat Infantry Badge
Airborne Jump Wings
Air Assualt Wings
Jungle Expert
Arctic Expert
Drill Sergeant Badge
Ranger Tab
Canadian Jump Wings






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