HUMBERTO ACOSTA-ROSARIO
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HONORED ON PANEL 47W, LINE 30 OF THE WALL

HUMBERTO ACOSTA-ROSARIO

WALL NAME

HUMBERTO ACOSTA-ROSARIO

PANEL / LINE

47W/30

DATE OF BIRTH

01/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MAYAGUEZ

STATE

PR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HUMBERTO ACOSTA-ROSARIO
POSTED ON 2.11.2016
POSTED BY: Michael Conroy

Remembering all those who have not come home.

Spec.4 Humberto Acosta Rosario,
I only came to know you when I received the POW-MIA bracelet that I had ordered sometime after I was discharged from the U.S. Army (1969-1971) I've worn my bracelet everyday since 1971. I was 21 years old at the time and am now 66. So I have had this bracelet for quite some time and prayed for you and the others that have not come home.You have become a part of my life. The I remember the first time I had to remove the bracelet was going in for surgery and I explained to the surgeon and his staff that it was customary to never take the bracelet off. So they waited until they put me under to take the bracelet off and when I woke up in the recovery room the first thing I did was look at my wrist and there the bracelet was. I pray that sometime soon your family will have the honor of knowing your whereabouts and can honor you with a funeral service. May God's grace and love be upon your family.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2015
POSTED BY: Mary Baker

Remembering in his honor.

I am proud to say I wore the bracelet for Humberto. I was cleaning out things today and found this bracelet. Brought back a lot of memories from that time.
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POSTED ON 4.2.2015
POSTED BY: Gemma Villani Wright

I finally saw your face for the first time today, April 2, 2015.

I did not know Mr. Rosario. But I did wear his name on my wrist all through my high school years from 1970 when I bought the bracelet for about $3 and then through 1973 and beyond. I only took it off once...to go to my senior prom... and then put it right back on the next day. I have kept his bracelet with me throughout my lifetime, now almost 60, Somehow I never lost it. I take it out and look at it from time to time and always remember his name and wonder how his family is and about the profound pain they endured after losing and never finding their beautiful, young son of only 21. He continues to be listed as an MIA, and I have the blue star on my bracelet to note that. I now have two sons of my own, aged 18 and 22, and cannot imagine the bravery it must have taken to let go of Humberto's hand as he entered the Army after high school. I was teaching my class just today about the Viet Nam war and I brought in that bracelet to show them. I then did something I never did before... I looked up his name and was absolutely astonished to so easily find Humberto and to see his face for the very first time...it was like my bracelet and his name came alive for me for the first time.. I just broke down and cried. My students were just stunned to see my reaction. I was simultaneously both thrilled and shocked to see his face and then cried as if he were my own son. No words to describe how quickly those tears came to my eyes for a young man I never knew, who today would be 68 years old. I am so sorry that you had to face the ending that you did, sir. I read every word of your tragic demise in combat. I will pray for you and your family and never forget the sacrifice that you all made because you had the courage and patriotism to volunteer to serve the United States of America... a boy from Puerto Rico who probably felt that the way to becoming a man was to serve his country and his family with pride and honor. You did not fail them, sir...you did not fail me, either. You will forever be a part of my teen years and now my life, forever. "The song ends but the melody lingers on...." Irving Berlin
Never to be forgotten by me....SSGT Humberto Acosta Rosario.
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POSTED ON 6.19.2014
POSTED BY: Doreen J. Kaminski

NEVER FORGET

Since high school in the 70's I have proudly worn his name on my wrist. I pray someday his family has closure. Every day I look at his name and say a prayer for him and all that have served.
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POSTED ON 6.6.2014
POSTED BY: Timothy J Moylan

You're always with me

I've worn Ssgt. Humbero Acosta-Rosario's bracelet far way too many years..in fact I had hair when I started. I have't taken it off except for surgeries since I started wearing it. God Bless you and all of our MIAs.
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