Honor to whom it is due: SGT Miguel A. Ramos
By Sgt. Marines Rivera Sotomayor, Unit Public Affairs Representative, 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB)May 27, 2020
Who was Mickey? “He was a Gentleman!," responded SGT Christopher Perez, who worked with SGT Miguel A. Ramos, also known as Mickey, while they were deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.What words can you use to describe Sgt. Ramos? “His passion and love for his family”, responded Lt. Col. Carlos Diaz, SGT. Ramos’ former Company Commander.On this Memorial Day, we remember SGT Miguel A. Ramos, our fallen hero, who was killed in Baghdad, Iraq on May 31, 2005, when an enemy rocket impacted base camp near his position. He was assigned to the United States Army Reserve 807th Signal Company, which was reorganized and re designated as a unit under the 35th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico.SGT Miguel A. Ramos was born in Mayaguez, on July 17, 1965, and raised in San Germán, Puerto Rico.He was a family man, married with Yolanda Mas, and together had three boys: Miguel Angel Ramos, Omar Andrés Ramos, and Sebastian Noel Ramos.SGT Ramos held a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the Pontifical Catholic University in Mayaguez. He served as a Cable System Installer Maintainer and clearly embodied thewarfighter spirit.Ramos’ battle buddies described him as a cheerful and dedicated person, who enjoyed life and loved his family. He used to play the Puerto Rican Cuatro (musical instrument), dominoes, and was an artisan who carved saints in wood.“He was the type of person that was determined, once he set his mind onto something. He was a man of faith," added Diaz.We remember and honor SGT Miguel A. Ramos’ memory. He was a respectable and polite man and was a great asset for his Team and the Force.Today the thousand of Soldiers assigned to the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico continue to share his great legacy and continue to serve this great Nation inspired by Soldiers like Ramos, who did the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.On this Memorial Day and always, we encourage everyone to share stories, hear stories, and cherish the memories of our fallen comrades so that we may keep their essence alive and never forget them.Today, many of us walk in and use the Ramos Hall, which was named after SGT Ramos’ memory, and continue honor many fallen comrades in the Command.Let’s continue remembering the courage of our fallen comrades. This memorable day we must reaffirm our commitment to continue serving our Nation.