NYC Honorary Street Names
S.S.G. Patbouvier E. “Bobby” Ortiz Triangle (Queens)
Location:Triangle at the intersection of Metropolitan and Hillside Avenues and 129th Street.
Honoree: Staff Sergeant Ortiz was born in Munich where his father, a US Army 1st Sgt, was stationed. Raised in Richmon Hill, at 19 he followed his father's footsteps by enlisting in the Army in May 1983. His unit was one of first to be deployed to the Persian Gulf in Opertion Desert Shield. On Feb 27, 1991, he volunteered to go on a rescue mission to find a pilot shot down behind enemy lines. While searching for the downed pilot in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, the craft was shot down He was killed along with helicopter's pilot and co-pilot. He was 27.
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