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100-year-old WWII combat medic featured on KSAT 12 dies surrounded by family

Funeral arrangements pending

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SAN ANTONIO – A World War II veteran who KSAT 12 reported a story on in February died Friday afternoon at his home, surrounded by his family.

KSAT’s Jessie Degollado featured 100-year-old Joe Castellanos, a former combat medic who was in Okinawa, Japan, during one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II.

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After his story aired, several veterans groups had ceremonies honoring Castellanos’ service.

Funeral arrangements for Castellanos are pending.


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