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Received from Warren Cox on 2 Mar 2022:
Francis “Ace” Arciaga, Jr.
November 10, 1924 – October 2, 2009
On October 22, 2009, Francis “Ace” Arciaga, Jr., proceeded to his final duty station with the heavenly US Marine Corps (USMC) Criminal Investigation Detachment (CID), under his new commander, Saint Peter.
Ace, who was an icon of the USMC Military Police and CID, served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He created the “Archives,” which contains memorabilia used by the USMC Law Enforcement units and investigators. It consists of credentials, badges, equipment, citations, commendations, rosters, orders, photographs and regulations that date back over 50 years. The Archives is displayed at the Provost Marshal Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.
Ace advanced to the rank of Master Sergeant before he retired from the USMC. He then went on to work as an Investigator for the State of California, from which he also retired. Ace was a longtime member of the CID Agents Association; he will be missed by all who had the privilege to call hm “friend.”
Ace’s body was cremated and on a date to be determined, he will be interred in the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Riverside, CA., next to his wife Jeanette. No memorial service will be held.
Obituary Courtesy of: Ancestry.com and CIDAA Member, Herb Marlow