CAMPOS, BONIFACIO BONES age 89, was born on October 22, 1923 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a supporter of the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Our beloved father and grandfather was a World War II Veteran, who was at Utah Beach on D-Day. His Infantry Division was credited with flanking the enemy to give our troops a fighting chance to get off the Beaches of Normandy. The Ninth Infantry Division was also credited for capturing a howitzer long gun that helped keep the enemy at bay that same day. Bonifacio Bones Campos survived many battles in Europe. One battle he never liked talking about was the Battle of the Bulge. This was the first battle that he had to kill the enemy in hand to hand combat. In July of 1944 he earned his first Purple Heart and continued on to liberate France. His last tour took him from Europe to North Africa, where he and his fellow comrades defeated Romo. In his Military career he earned a Purple Heart and was also given the Bronze Star for his part in Keeping America Safe. All I can say is that our beloved father, grandfather was a true American hero and he will be missed by many. God speed, Bones and Rest in Paradise. Bones was preceded in death by his daughter Lupe Smith; son, Andy Campos and sister Julia Montoya. He is survived by his daughters Mary Gallegos, Janette Lowe and husband George and Joanne Campos; son, Joseph Campos; grandchildren, Ruben, Brenda, Yvette, Denise, Yasmine, Donald, Jerry Lee, Virginia Rose, Andy, Kenny and Roby; nineteen great grandchildren, seven great great-grandchildren as well as many other family and friends who loved and will miss him. A Rosary will be recited in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 309 Stover Ave. S.W. on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Pallbearers will be Mike Campos, Jaime Berrospe, Michael Galvez, Darias Moore, James Kirk and Joe Carrillo. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
Published on: Thu October 03, 2013