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David Leon Jimenez
Major David Leon Jimenez, United States Army Veteran, age 70, passed away on Dec. 25, 2020, due to service-related injuries, other illnesses and COVID-19. David enjoyed participating in varsity sports (football and wrestling) in high school, and volunteered for service in the U.S. Army upon graduation in 1968. He served with distinction in Vietnam and was later sent to Germany with StratComm.
Upon his first discharge from the Army, he attended the University of Southern Colorado, earned his bachelor's degree, and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Again, he served with distinction, with service as a platoon leader, and as an Assistant Military Police Operations officer, Fort Knox, Ky; Military Police Advisor, Cuban Refugee Camp, Fort Chaffee, Ark.; Commander, 4th Military Police Company, and subsequently as the Battalion S-1 and as the Battalion S-2, Fort Carson, Colo., and as the Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Laboratories, Camp Zama, Japan.
David was critically injured during his final military assignment in the U.S., which ultimately resulted in the end of his military career. David was a graduate of the U.S. Army's Counter Terrorist Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff school, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; the Military Police Officer Advance Course; the Military Police Officer Basic Course, Fort McClellan, Ala.; and the Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga. His civilian education included post graduate studies at Northwestern University, the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, David enjoyed consulting with his good friend, Bobby Brown (Bail Bonds service) and became acquainted with TV personality, Dog the Bounty Hunter, through that friendship.
David was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Jimenez; his sister, Martha Ann Jimenez; and his parents, Carmen and Pete Jimenez (a highly decorated World War II combat veteran). He is survived by his grandchildren, Devon Jimenez, Cody Jimenez, Brooke Jimenez and Arron; sib-lings, Leonard Pete (Patricia) Jimenez, George (Sarron) Jimenez, Gloria (Bill) Rael, Isabel (John P.) Crouse and Rita Jimenez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and good friends, Diane and Ron Wilkes. David enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and watching the Denver Broncos on TV.
In memory of David, please pray the rosary for our country, for David, for all of our military veterans, law enforcement officers past and present and all those who suffer because of COVID-19. At David's request, he will be cremated, with no services due to the current pandemic.
The above is extracted from an obituary published in The Pueblo Chieftain on Jan. 3, 2021.