Alfonso Solis, 65 years old, died on Dec. 23, 2013, at his family home surrounded by his family in Las Cruces. He was born on Nov.15, 1948, in Anthony, Texas, to Guadalupe Mendoza and Alfonso Solis. He married Rosa Gonzalez on July 13, 1970. He graduated from Gadsden and attended New Mexico State University and had a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Alfonso enlisted in the military and was sent to Vietnam during the last Tet offensive. After returning to Ft. Bliss, he became a member of the military police and later a criminal investigator for the Army and was sent to the Canal Zone for undercover operations. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. He was then hired by the El Paso County Sheriff’s office as an investigator. In 1977, he began his career with the United States Login to read more