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Dr. Tomas Birriel-Carmona, Col, US Army/Ret

Dr. Tomas Birriel-Carmona, Col, US Army/Ret
  • May 28, 1929 - November 4, 2015
  • Morgan City, Louisiana

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“I am so sorry to hear about Doc's passing. We recently had a reunion of his mates in the 11th ACR, Vietnam. We tried to locate Doc, but could not...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Massey - Simi Valley, CA

“Fugaz fue nuestro encuentro y fugaz nuestra despedida. Que nuestra Virgen de Belén cuide de Usted en este viaje sin retorno. Bendición, D....Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: C.Escudero - Alicante - Friend

“Siempre estaras en nuestra memoria y donde estes sentiras nuestro cariño. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: javier birriel salcedo - son

“mucos deseos de paz y tranquilidad. Tio Tom me entere hoy de tu muerte. Mis condolencias a Tomasito y hermanas. Sirmpre te recordaremos. Siempre...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: mayrah cuebas - Huntsville, AL

“Tio siempre fuiste ejemplo y orgullo para todos nosotro s . Gracias por tus detalles . Nunca olvidare tu sonrisa . Dejaste un gran legado para la...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Alma Mundo - Pembroke Pines, FL

“To: Dr. Birriel & Family Please our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Father. You and your family are in our prayers. In his love, ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bishop Jerry T. Hebert & Family - LA

“Dr. Birriel and Family, We offer our sympathy on the loss of your Father. May you find peace and comfort in your everlasting memories. God Bless...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Don & Cindy Kight - New Iberia, LA

“My sincere condolences to the Colonel's family. Rest in peace Sir. Pete Walter, Blackhorse veteran ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Peter L. Walter - Westampton, NJ

“Manten alto el vuelo Aguila 1 y mantente vigilante en nuestras acciones futuras. Te echamos de menos y te añoramos. Besos. Te quieren Johanna y...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Johanna Birriel Salcedo - Hija

“My deepest sympathy to you Dr. T.Birriel and your family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: MONICA HARVEY,LPN - PATTERSON, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. May he rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: ~ the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Dr. Tomas Birriel-Carmona, age 86, died November 4, 2015 at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, LA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia I. Birriel; his daughter, Dr. Ivette Birriel-Salcedo; his grandson, Javier Birriel-Cruz; his parents, Tomas Birriel-Jimenez and Margot Carmona de Birriel; and his sister, Socorro Birriel de Moreira.

He is survived by his children, Dr. Margarita Birriel-Salcedo, Dr. Tomas Birriel-Salcedo and his wife Dr. Jane Birriel, Dr. Javier Birriel-Salcedo, and Johanna Birriel-Salcedo; his grandchildren, Rafael Egea-Birriel, Tomas and his wife Michelle Birriel, Rafael and his wife Jennifer Birriel, Noel Birriel, Dr. T. Javier Birriel and his wife Dr. Lillybeth A. Birriel, and Lola Birriel; his great grandchildren, Leyla, Cecilia, and Julian Birriel;
his siblings, Rafael L. Birriel-Carmona, Pilar Birriel-Carmona, Margarita Birriel-Carmona, and Carmen D. Birriel-Carmona; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

After attending Medical School in Madrid, Spain, he was a physician in Puerto Rico for a number of years before joining the US Army. Dr. Birriel-Carmona earned multiple awards and commendations during his career in the US Army, to include the Combat Medical Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star. He was the FORSCOM Surgeon, the MEDDAC Commander in the Canal Zone and a combat veteran of the Vietnam War where he gallantly served as the Regimental Surgeon in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, better known as the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment.

Private services will be held at the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The family requests that Remembrance Donations to be given to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.