Nate Belonsky Obituary, Death – Nate Belonsky is a former Rosemont Public Safety Dispatcher who has since retired. We are indebted to him for the many contributions he has made to this department as well as the Village of Rosemont. Remember him and his family in your thoughts and prayers, please. I pray that he finds eternal rest.
A blue star denoted that the individual was currently serving in the military forces, while a gold star showed that the family member had been killed while serving their country. According to the NAS-Kingsville SARC, “Their contributions have made lasting influence on the strength and security of our great nation.” A statement made by Adela Garcia at the beginning of the ceremony on Thursday. “We have a responsibility to the loved ones that they have left behind in ensuring that the nation that they voluntarily served to protect remembers their legacy.”
She continued by saying that “our actions here today and at other remembering events throughout the year are evidence that…we will not forget our fallen” (we will not forget our ancestors).
On October 12, 2000, Santiago, who was born in Kingsville, was 22 years old when he was killed while serving aboard the U.S.S. Cole. During the course of a terrorist attack, the USS Cole was damaged by a small boat containing explosives when it was berthed in a port in Yemen. During the assault, 16 sailors lost their lives, including Santiago. His mother, Simeona, stated that her son was only three months away from finishing his tour of duty with the Navy and was planning to resume his college education at the time of his passing when he passed suddenly.
She expressed her gratitude by stating, “It’s extremely lovely for the captain and everyone to plan this event and get together to give honor to those who passed away — I am grateful for that.”