Joseph Selastino Ortega (1921-1988)

Joseph Selastino Ortega (1921-1988)

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1. LDS record # 001-0327-5332 LDS Church; 2. See 1930 US Fed Census California, SD, San Diego, for "Joseph Ortego, age 9, birth abt 1921, father's name: Marisco Ortego, Mother's name Dolores M. Ortego, home in 1930 San Diego, San Diego, California." 3. Last residence: 35816 Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, Usa 4. See FHL film # 2078105. Note: DOB of Joseph S. Ortega given on film as May 1918 (wrong) 5. See FHL film # 1059362, sheet 59, batc 7700020 re Jose Narciso Ortega, Doloritas Montoya. 6. Joseph Selastino Ortega wrote me (Vickie A. Ortega Bloxham, daughter) a letter and said that I am of Spanish ancestry from Barcelona, Spain. He was a 32nd degree mason, baptist." 7. Per Joseph Selastino Ortega & Eva Mae Bradford Ortega's last wills & testament dated 30 Nov 1987 of Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, Joseph was to be buried with Masonic Service & Military funeral; residence at death: 35816 Huntsville, Madison, Alabama. "I, Joseph Selastino Ortega, presently residing at 1010 Henderson Road, Apt. 12P Huntsville, Alabama 35816 do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke any and all other Wills and Codicils heretofore made by me. First, I am married to Eva Mae Ortega; Second, I order and direct that my just debts and funeral expenses, expenses for administration of my estate and any inheritance and succession taxes, state or federal, upon my estate shall be paid as soon after my death as practical. Funeral arrangements must include (1) Masonic Service and (2) Military funeral. Third. I give all my estate to my wife. In the event that my wife shall predecease me or fail to survive me for sixty (60) day, I give all my estate to my children, if any, who survive me in equal shares, per stirpes. If I am survived by neither my wife, then I give my estate to: Our daughters: (Helen Powers, Vickie Ann Richey (now Bloxham); Mary Jo Mellor )...." 8. I, Vickie Ann Ortega Bloxham, have a few military papers, a few of his war medals, Civil Service Retirement System Department of Defense Logistics Agency DCASMA Birmingham 2120-8th Ave North Room #104 Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2376; date of final separation 3 Jun 1986, title of last position (Navy): "Lead Quality Assurance Engineer GS 0801-12." Question #4: "Have you performed active honorable service in the Armed Services or other uniformed services of the Us? "Yes." Married to Eva Mae Ortega 3 Mar 1952 Yuma, Arizona; spouse's date of birth 7 Dec 1915 (SSN:414-26-5730) marriage performed by clergy or justice of peace." 8. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 "Name: Joseph Ortega; Birth Year: 1921; Race: White, citizen; Nativity State or Country: California; State: California; County or City: San Francisco; Enlistment Date: 17 Oct 1942; Enlistment State: California; Enlistment City: San Francisco; Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA; Grade:Private; Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law; Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life; Education: 2 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Longshoreman; Marital Status: Single, with dependents; Height: 68; Weight: 137." 9. Birth Certificate State of Colorado Registrar's No. 230; Dist I43; Mailing Address for registration notice: Alameda, California; Registrar's N.N. Wycoff: "Joseph Selastino Ortega born 18 may 1921 Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado to Narciso Ortega (whte, age 37, born Colorado, laborer; and Doloritas Montoya (white, age 30, birthplace: New Mexico) Other children born to this mother now living: 4. Signed Wm. S. Howard, MD Trinidad Colorado. 10. See Application for SSN 564-01-8771: "Joe Ortega Joseph Selastino Ortega living at 334-18th street San Diego, California, Los Angels Examinee San Diego Branch 1st & Bdw. Age 15; dob 19 May 1921; Born Trinidad, Colorado; Father: Narciso Ortega; Mother: Dolores Montoya; white; Spanish (crossed out) dated Feb 3 1937 Joe Ortega" 11. See Report of Separation From the Armed Forces of US "Honorable...J.S. Navy. Ortega, Joseph Selastino; Service # 381-34-48; Grade AM1-1-1-43; USN; Special # AM-7212-03; Aircraft Mechanic (Air Trans) 5-80-120; separation date 10 Feb 1955; discharged; reason for separation: ALNAV2 C-10306(1)(3) BUPERS Manual; place of separation HU-1, ALF Ream, San Ysidro, Calironia; DOB 19 May 1921; POB Trinidad, Colorado; description: male, Cau; hair: brown; eyes: brown; height: 5'5"; weight: 175; Inducted 11/08/49; Grade at entry AM1; Date & Place of entry into active service: 8 Nov 1949 San Diego Calif; home: 230 "F" Ave Coonado, San Diego, California; service: 9 years, 4 months 18 days; Most significant duty assignment NATTO, Memphis, Tennessee 3-31-52/4-25-52 Insructor's Training; last civilian employment: machinist Consolated Aircraft Cop San Diego, Calif; married; US citizen; Education: 8 gram; high school 3;perman add 560 1st Street Imperial Beach, SD, Calif; rank date 5 June 1959 college 01 Industrial Arts; Released from active military service US NAVRECSTA, T.I. San Francisco, California; Last duty assignment Attack Squadron 151 Honorable Discharge Certificate DD217N, NP632; Commandant 12th Naval District; etc....see many page document 12.MEDALS AWARDED: UN Service, Phillipine Liberation, American Theatre, American Defense, Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Unit Citation, China Service, Navy Occupation Service, National Defense, Korean Service, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, WWII Victory Medal 13. Letter from Joseph S. Ortega dated 5 Feb 1986: "Dear Vickie Ann...received your most welcome letter and will answer it right away before we get lazy and put it off....We were glad to hear from Michelle and would be glad to have her visit us in 1988...Michelle also asked about my ancestry, and I explained to her, and will explain to you, that I am NOT Mexican. I am Spanish, and my ancestry came from Barcelona, Spain. I have nothing against the Mexican race - however, I do not desire to be connected with it. I am also a 32nd degree mason, and a baptist - and could not be either if I were Mexican..." 14. Joseph married #2 Eva Mae Bradford SS 15 July; she was married previously and has a daughter, Helen Powers (see their wills). 15. Joseph was @ Pearl Harbor, Hawaii the day it was bombed 7 Dec by the Japanese.MEDALS AWARDED United Nations Service; Philippine Liberation; American Theater; American Defense; Good Conduct Medal (6th award Unit Citation; China Service; Navy Occupation Service; National Defense; Korean Service; European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre; Asiatic-Pacific Theater; WWII Victory Medal. Information obtained from Discharge papers; See 1930 US Fed census San Diego, San Diego, California; Roll: 193; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 179; Image: 455.0. He is listed as age 9. Note: Spelling Ortego; also, father's name is listed as Mariso


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