Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences Lillie and the girls and the Herrera family

Posted by Daniel Rodriguez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   February 10, 2020

So sorry for the loss of a good friend & our condolences to Lillie, daughters, aunts, brother, cousins. God bless Nando.

Posted by Rosie & Simon Romero - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 24, 2020


My most Sincere and Deepest Condolences for your loss. May God help the entire Herrera family find the strength to get through this difficult time and ease your pain.

Posted by Diana&Leonard Nova - San Antonio, TX - Family   January 22, 2020

May you rest in peace you humble warrior, siempre Roberto Sifuentes

Posted by Roberto Sifuentes - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 22, 2020

A Good man never dies--
In worthy deed and prayer
And helpful hands, and honest eyes,
If smiles or tears be there,
He lives for you and friends and family,
Lives for the world he tries
To help--he lives eternally.
A good man never dies.

Posted by Gloria & Alex Cessac - Bandera, TX - Family Friend   January 22, 2020

With much sorrow and heartfelt sympathy to the family. May God bless you and help you through this sad time.

Posted by Lupe Chavez Gonzales - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 22, 2020


Our deepest condolences & prayers to the entire Herrera family. Fernando played with the Latin Tones Band back in the 60's. In the year 2016 we dedicated a song El Corrido de Fernando Herrera in his honor. We will miss you. Thank you Fernando for your service to our country. May you Rest In Peace, much love. May God embrace the family in His arms during this difficult time.

Joe Otero & The Latin Tones Band

Posted by Joe Otero - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 21, 2020

My condolences go out to the Herrera family. I had the pleasure meeting Fernando years past and found his to so down to earth and a loving and caring person. His heroic actions in Vietnam resulted in other soldiers able to return home to their families, who otherwise may not have. The Nation has lost a great hero and will forever be missed. As a member of Post 76, I always made it a point to go and enjoy his music there and other locations around town and just sit and talk with him. He was truly loved he touched many hearts. As a fellow Vietnam Vet I salute you!!

Posted by Art Cruz - San Antonio, TX   January 20, 2020

My prayers and condolences are with the family. Fernando will be missed.
Adan Martinez

Posted by Adan Martinez - San Antonio, TX - friend   January 20, 2020

I was Chico's second commanding officer in B Troop, 3rd Sqdn,4th Cavalry. Chico and I shared interesting times and not a little excitement. Chico was a fine individual, excellent, brave & loyal soldier. It has been said that we all live as long as we are remembered. Chico will live in our memories for a very long time.

Posted by Mike Jackson - Georgetown, TX - Served in the Military together   January 19, 2020

I had the privilege to serve as Chico's first commanding officer in B Troop, 3-4 Cavalry in Vietnam. He was not only brave , as witnessed by his receiving our nations 2nd highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, but a caring soldier. He had a great sense of humor too. Many years later we reconnected and I had the honor of meeting his wife Lilly and his beautiful daughters, whom he adored. We last met this past September in San Antonio for lunch with other former troopers and their wives. What a wonderful time. To Lilly and the girls you will always have great memories of his love and laughter. He will forever be in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Jerry Headley - Winchester, VA - Served in the Military together   January 18, 2020

Most sincere condolences to the familia, of this fallen Hero, that for the last three years He participate n the USA Military Veterans Parade with us as Member of the last Patrol Journey, as well of others Veterans that follow , Mr. Greg Culbertson, n Jesse Sanches,And other great Veteran Joe Rios now they n the same Patrol n Haven! Ammen!

Posted by Ramiro Mendez - San Antonio,, TX - Family Friend   January 18, 2020

May you rest in eternal peace.
(Fr: Quintanilla Family)

Posted by Sandy Quintanilla - Temple, TX - Family   January 17, 2020

Dearest Lilly and Family, we are deeply saddened with the passing of Fernando. Leonard and I have been friends with Fernando for over 60 years. We first met at Edgar Allan Poe Middle School and immediately established a close bond and brotherhood, sharing many wonderful and memorable moments in our formative years, even calling each other's mom, 'Mom'. Like Fernando, we too were drafted into the Vietnam War. After returning from the war, we reconnected and our friendship did not miss a beat. For both of us, Fernando was and will forever be our "Carnal". We were extremely blessed and honored to have his friendship in our lives. An absolute fact regarding Fernando's character as a man, is that he shared his life with anyone he befriended with passion, sincerity and integrity. We are praying that God will comfort your hearts, uplift your spirits, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. With deepest sympathy, Leonard and Joe Velasquez

Posted by Joe Velasquez - Family Friend   January 17, 2020

Lillie my heart breaks for you and your family.May Chico rest in peace.

Posted by Fran Wolfe - Martinsburg, WV - Friend   January 17, 2020

I've had the honor and privilege of having Fernando and his family as neighbors. I watched him raise his children into proud adults and he parenting skills were passed down. I watched him with his grandchildren swim in the pool and play ball and just talk them for walks down the street. He always boasted about his girls and his grandchildren. I pray for the family as they go through their grieving period and that Jesus will surround them with his angels of Grace and Mercy and that the family always understands that absent from the body He is present with the Lord. May He find resting Peace in Heaven. May God continue to Bless the Herrera family in the time of their loss of such a great father and grandfather. He is now a soldier serving in God's army. Rest in peace my brother in Christ and friend for life Amen

Posted by Pastor Charles Simon - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   January 16, 2020

There are few people that come into our lives that we can honestly say have made a difference in who we are or later became. Fernando was definitely one of those people. Growing up with the Herrera family as my neighbors and eventually being accepted as one of there own, Fernando was always front and center in our lives. Guiding us with his wisdom and embracing all he could with his warm smile and joyful demeanor his presence radiated all he came in contact with. He loved his amazing wife Lillian and those beautiful daughters, Michelle, Nikki, Lori and Sandy. As a fellow Veteran he served his country during a time when most chose not too, and for those efforts we shall FOREVER be grateful. I will miss you very much my friend and I can't wait to see you on the other side....GOD BLESS YOU!

Posted by Joe Hernandez - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   January 16, 2020

My life has been blessed with the love and compassion from this wonderful man. Fernando and his family were brought into my life when God knew I needed volumes of love and support. Thank you for being so loving and caring; I have many memories to cherish. To Lilly, Nic, Shelly, Lori and Sandy my prayers are with you during this difficult time. God's plans are bigger than we can imagine and his angels are forever with us. Love you all, Priscilla Lopez

Posted by Priscilla Lopez - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   January 16, 2020

Thank you for your dedicated and selfless service to our country. May your wife Lillian, yours daughters, extended family and the community of San Antonio find comfort and peace in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My dear friend and brother, Dennis E. Roe, sent me this notice.

Posted by Henry Albrycht - Plymouth Meeting, PA - Friend   January 16, 2020


Thank you sir. for serving our country, family and community. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. You will forever live in the hearts of all who love and cherish you.Our prayers are with you and your beloved Lilly. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Luz Lozano, Dallas, Texas. January 14, 2020

Posted by Luz Lozano - Dallas, TX - Friend   January 15, 2020

Sorry for the families loss for this 3/4 Cavalry Trooper - God Rest His Soul - R.I.P. To his family we are so very sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Roger McGill - Chicago, IL - Acquaintance   January 14, 2020


Fernando's legacy is that he was such a great man. He loved his country, his beautiful wife, daughters, grandchildren, and extended family. He was always so gracious. It was an honor to know him. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Josephine Vargas - San Antonio, TX   January 14, 2020

Thank you for your distinguished service, SGT Herrera.
LTC James Swinney

Posted by James Swinney - Lake Worth, FL - Served in the Military together   January 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to you lily and family!❤with love❤there's no words! Only for god to give you strength! Amen

Posted by Virgie Hernandez - San Antonio, TX - Family   January 14, 2020

Condolences to the family of my friend my brother my hero (Augie)

Posted by Agustin Molina - San Antonio,, TX - Friend   January 14, 2020

It was my honor to serve with Fernando in Vietnam, 1968-69. We immediately hit it off when he arrived in Bravo Troop, 1st platoon of the 3/4 Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. I thank God that we reconnected after so many years in 2014 and realized our bond was as strong as ever. To describe him is to speak of him as a brave and fine soldier, an excellent father, and a humble guy who was easy to love. My heart goes out to his beloved Lillian, daughters, and family. You will miss him terribly, but know that the pain is so great because he was such a great guy! May the peace of Christ comfort your hearts.

Posted by Dennis Roe Roe - Newcastle, CA - Served in the Military together   January 14, 2020