“Tony was a devoted family’s man. Family was everything to him. So was football. He was a Raider’s fan from the NFL. His favorite sports to play was football and he loved to wrestle. His favorite color was red but he bled black and silver. Anything he set his mind to he made it happen. His favorite materialistic treasure was his Ford Mach 1. He was everyone’s biggest support and loved them all so hard.” Shared by his wife, Ruth
Tony passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was born in Omaha and grew up in Minden, NE, Grand Island, NE and Omaha. He attended Northwest High School in Grand Island and graduated from Omaha South High School in 2010.
Following high school he entered the United States Army. He quickly became a Sergeant and served his country in the United States Army Infantry for 7 years, including 4 years in the Honor Guard at Fort Meyers, VA. He was a team leader and squad leader throughout his years of service, and served overseas in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Antonio was a loving and caring man. He is truly beloved, our beloved, the one whom we believe in faithfully devoting all of our love to, to forever cherish, better or for worse, with no limitations, death shall not part us.
“When I became a squad leader he was my first and only choice for an alpha team leader. He was an amazing soldier and a better person. The world is truly at a darker place without his presence.”
“Hey big sarge, thanks for being my mentor and showing me what you knew and holding me to the highest standard. You were the epitome of how a soldier/man should carry himself, on and off duty. You are a great father, husband, and friend, as true as they get. One hell of a dude, definitely one I’d have with me during a firefight. You’re attitude, charisma, and infectious enthusiasm would turn the darkest days into rays of sunshine, your resiliency was unmatched. You’re potential was unlimited and was constantly reaching new heights. I loved you like my own brother. Rest easy brother, we’ll see each other again in Valhalla.”
“Still cannot believe this is real, my brother.. You Taught me so much about the Army and being a great leader. You were someone I considered a friend for life. One of the most charismatic, and fearless men I had the honor of knowing. We layed many, many, soldiers to rest my brother and now you can Rest In Peace now. DCo 1St Platoon Escort March!!”
“Sergeant Guardiola was one of the fairest, most professional, and knowledgeable NCOs I ever had the pleasure of working with during my time in the Army. He led by example. He had integrity. He embodied each Army Value the way you would hope an NCO would. Although his death saddens me beyond belief, I can’t help but acknowledge the fact that I am a better man, and certainly was a better soldier, for having known him. Rest in peace. Delta Company forever. One Legion. Old Guard.”
Final Rest: Omaha National Cemetery in Nebraska
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