Thursday, May 4, 2017


Special to El Rrun-Rrun
Humberto "Beto" Taddei, 77, has gone on to join his brothers in arms.
A Vietnam War combat veteran, his was the classic border veteran's story.

Born in Matamoros, he lived with his grandmother in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, for short while before moving to Harlingen to join with his late mother Diamantina who worked as a nurse in a hospital there.

He attended harlingen schools and then – after receiving his Bachelor's Degree from Texas Christian university – enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1963 at the height of the Vietnam War. He volunteered for the Green Berets and was successful in making it through their rigorous training.

He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and was sent to the Vietnam War with his unit. He was wounded in combat and received a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal for valor.

Upon his return to civilian life after serving honorably in the Armed Forces, he earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston and used his education to continue to serve his country and fellow veterans as a Social Worker with the Veterans Administration in San Antonio, then McAllen.   

Berto passed away Friday, April 28.
He is survived by his son Carlo Taddei, Angelo Taddei and Bert Taddei, granddaughters Andrea Taddei, Victoria Taddei. Daughter-in-law Diana Taddei and sister Lucy Vallejo, his nieces and nephews. 

We offer them our condolences and thank Beto for his service to our country.


Anonymous said...

Beto was a great friend, he will be missed

Anonymous said...

Great American? he looks Mexican!

Anonymous said...

First Hank, then Beto. Goodbye my Starbucks buddies. I miss you. Phil.

Anonymous said...

bon voyage,

Anonymous said...

RIP Brother! Thank you for your service to this nation.

Anonymous said...

Humberto Taddei RIP friend