December 18, 1965 - November 5, 2022
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Fidel Arturo Ginebra was born on December 18, 1965, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the son of engineer Rafael Antonio Ginebra (deceased) from the Dominican Republic and Enedina Vázquez, a nurse from Puerto Rico. In 1984, he had the opportunity to travel around the world, living, for a combined number of years in Japan, Europe, and the United States. He studied at the New England Institute of Technology in the state of Rhode Island, United States, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He married on December 16, 2011, with Marelys Fabian Jimenez, Dominican, lawyer, with whom he fathered his son Brandon Manuel Ginebra Fabian on January 30, 2013. He is survived by his older son, Fidelinho De Sanlucar; sisters: Tania and Anita and brothers: Ernesto, Manolo, Raul, Rafael, Fernando and Hernan. Being a lover of classical and medieval history, as well as fantastic literature; It was during the year of 2001, in the Dominican Republic, that he discovered that he had a very strong literary talent when writing stories, novels of science fiction and fantasy, “The Bloodguard” is his first work. He wrote a sequel later called “Between Kings and Gods.”
Fidel began his military career in the Navy, where he received his basic training as a Seaman Recruit at the Navy Recruit Center in San Diego, California. His first assignment was to serve the destroyer USS Roark FF-1053 with the First Division in July 1984. He was posted to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf in July 1987, where he served on USS Reeves CG-24, a second destroyer. He was transferred to the Security Police Department at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, in October 1987 of the same year. He received transfer orders to the Rota Naval Station, Spain, in November 1991 and was assigned to the Security Police Department. In 1995, he completed his time in the Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class (E-5) at this location. Fidel enlisted in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard in October 2007 as a Military Police Officer Sergeant (E-5). During his time there, he was mobilized for Operation Southern Skies and sent to Soto Cano Air Force Base in Honduras to conduct police and fort protection operations between September 2015 and 2016.
On February 20, 2018, joined the Department of the Air Force (DAF) Police as a Federal Police Officer with the 325th Security Force Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. On November 25, 2018, he was transferred to the 45th Security Forces Squadron at Cape Canaveral Space Force Base, Florida, where he remained active until his passing.