Army Private Second Class Ramon Alfonzo Mancha, born March 25, 1990, in Prescott AZ, beloved son of Juan and Rose Mancha, beloved brother Anthony, buddy to his service dog Monty.
Ramon graduated from Prescott High school in 2008. He enlisted in the ARMY Sep 10 2009 and reported for basic Nov11 2009. After Basic and AIT he reported to Fort Knox KY to the 1st Infantry Division. He was in Afghanistan from Jan 2011 till Jan 20012. His awards include, NATO Medal / Meritorious Unit Commendation/ National Defense Service Medal/ Afghanistan Campaign Medal W/Two Campaign Stars/ Global War on Terrorism Service Medal/Army Service Ribbon/ Overseas Service Ribbon.
On Ramon’s return to Fort Knox he was hospitalized and medically retired April 9 2013. He returned home and after 9 months in the spring of 2014 he enrolled into Yavapia Collage and started on his Nursing degree. He enjoyed being outdoors and spent many hours riding his bike at the bike park. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family and could be a friend to all and was. He was an avid hiker, enjoyed gardening, camping, and animals. Ramon was a gentle giant and had a heart of gold. He would always help others before even thinking of himself.
PV2 Ramon Alfonzo Mancha lost his battle to PTSD on October 5, 2016. He was 26 years old. He is truly missed by all that knew him.