Jose J. Arnold, 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 25, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in Laredo, Texas. Mr. Arnold was sworn into the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He served in WWII and the Korean War. During the Germany Campaign his unit supported the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Arnold’s unit was instrumental in the halting of Von Rundstedt’s forces and caused them to retreat back into interior Germany then to Berlin. After the German’s surrendered Arnold was transferred back to France then to England and finally back to the United States. During Jose J. Arnold’s WWII tour, he received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal, The World War II Victory Medal, The Combat Infantry Badge, The Good Conduct Medal and an Army Presidential Unit Citation. It took nearly 50 years for Arnold to receive the Republic of Korea Service Medal, but after waiting such a long time he along with other Korean veterans received their medal. After the Korean war, Mr. Arnold received the Korea Service Medal with two bronze service stars, The United Nations Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, and The Combat Infantry Badge. Mr. Arnold was discharged in 1944. After he was discharged he was self-employed as a radio and electronic technician. He served as Commander of the V.F.W. Post #9194 from 2002-2005 and was a life member. He was also a life member of the American Legion #59. Mr. Arnold is survived by his spouse of 56 years, Hermelinda Arnold; children; Aida L. Treviño; David (Andrea) Arnold; Sandra Arnold; Sonia Arnold; and Hilda Arnold. Grandchildren; Valerie A. (Michael) Leija; Anelle (Edward) Baltazar; John A. Treviño, Jose S. (Petra) Arnold; Cody A. Arnold, and Gabrielle Treviño. Great grandchildren; Michael, Madison, Meaghan, and Mathew Leija; Collette Baltazar; Sofia, Iris, and Ileana Arnold. His beloved dachshund Tyson; Livy and Molly. Close family and friends Veronica (Betty) Vera, Manuel Arreola, Irma Villarreal and family, Roger Rocha, Maria Alva and family, Socorro Peña and family, and Jessica Garza. Special thank you to Dr. Jose Maldonado and staff; Dr. Quereshi; Dr. Chalit and staff; Hope Kidney Clinic and staff; CIMA Hospice Staff and numerous friends and relatives. A rosary will be recited on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. from Hillside Funeral Home to Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Military Honors will be provided by Fort Sam Houston Honor Guard and American Legion Post 59 Honor Guard. Interment will follow with military service in the Veteran’s section at the City of Laredo Cemetery. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Rd.