Narciso Pulido III, a veteran of the Vietnam War and longtime resident of Schertz, passed away at home on January 20, 2023 surrounded by family. Narcie, as he was known to many in the area, was born October 22, 1946 to Narciso and Rosa (Quintanilla) Pulido and attended Premont High School before enlisting in the Marines. As a Corporal for the Marines, Narcie saw action in Vietnam but chose to keep most of the memories to himself. Narcie had a heart of gold bigger than the state of Texas. He was a Spurs and Dallas cowboys fan and loved his Texas Longhorns. One of his favorite things to do was BBQ and had a “secret” recipe for his famous addicting green sauce.
The Marines recognized Narcie for his honorable service with a Purple Heart, for wounds received in combat action, while in support of the Forces of the Republic of Vietnam in their struggle with the insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces on March 23, 1967. Narcie received the following awards and recognition during his military career: Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Rifle Marksman Badge. Narcie proudly marched in parades with other veterans and was active in the VFW and Military Order of the Purple Heart.
After the war, Narcie returned home and was a welding instructor at Bee County College, various construction jobs and he worked at Cemex plant in New Braunfels for numerous years. While his children were growing up, he was a board member of the BVYA and coached softball for many years – touching many lives. For many years he was a volunteer at the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital and was able to help many veterans during this time. Narcie was responsible for Schertz, Cibolo and Premont being designated as a “Purple Heart City” and Guadalupe County for being a “Purple Heart County”. He was makingTexas a Purple Heart State but a chapter in Austin beat him to it. Narcie’s presence will be missed at the Schertz Senior Activity Center where he offered encouragement for other veterans.
Narcie was preceded in death by his parents – Narciso Pulido Jr and Rosa Q Pulido, siblings – Viola Pulido and Peter Pulido and his grandson – Justin Pulido. He is survived by his wife Phyllis (Shelton) and his children: Cynthia Pulido,Narciso (Teri) Pulido IV, Christopher (Dara) Pulido, Stephanie (Delvin) Washington, Amanda (fiancé Bryan) Pulido and Nora Felicia (fiancé Jacob) Pulido, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, as well as his siblings Aguila Norah (Eddie) Luttrell, Robert (Karen) Pulido, Judy (Larry) Keys and Nancy (Frank) Johnson. Along with numerous other family members and countless numbers of friends.
His family has organized a memorial service to honor Narcie's life and military service, which will be held at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on February 15, 2023 at 1:00 pm. The family would encourage you to wear fan gear for the Spurs, Cowboys or Longhorns. With a celebration of life ceremony from 2 – 6 at the VFW in Universal City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1836 (contact Lorenzo Rodriguez 210-380-8497), Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or your local VFW in his honor.