Roberto Medina of Goodyear, Arizona passed away February 25, 2023. He was born July 13, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to Hidalgo and Josefina (nee Montenegro) Medina. He is survived by his wife, Roberta and step-sons Byron Nelson and Lamont Lockhart.
Roberto was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He served for 27 years as a SFC Special Forces, and fought in Korea and Viet Nam (four tours of duty!) as a Green Beret (101st Airborne Division). After retiring from the military, he continued to serve for another 20 years with the Corp of Engineers in Shafter, Hawaii. While in the military, he was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, CIB, VSM, GCMDL (5th award), AFEM, RN HM (2nd class), and JSCM.
Roberto was a loving husband and step-father. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Roberto and Roberta moved to Pebble Creek in 1996 and watched the community grow to what it is today. He was a founding member of “Just Folks” and enjoyed the many friends he made over the years.
A celebration of life will be held and internment will take place at a later date at the VA cemetery in Kaneohe, Hawaii – just a few miles away from his prior home.