Venancio López Requena

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Venancio López Requena
Venancio López Requena.jpg
López Requena in 1983.
Native name
Վենանծիո Ջոսէ Լօպեզ Րեքփենա
Birth nameVenancio José López Requena
Nickname(s)"El Soldado Niño" (enlisted)
"El General Viejo" (officer)
Born(1926-05-13)13 May 1926
Yagüa, Jakiz, Creeperopolis
Died5 June 2021(2021-06-05) (aged 95)
San Adolfo, San Romero, Creeperopolis
Buried
Allegiance Creeperopolis
Branch/serviceCreeperopolis Creeperian Army
Years of service1940–1998, 2002–2003
RankField Marshal Field Marshal
Unit15th Creeperian Army
Commands heldI Creeperian Army Corps
Battles/warsCreeperian Civil War

Partisan Resistance in Creeperopolis

Third Senvarian Insurgency

Mara War
Castillianan Insurgency
2003 Creeperian coup d'état
AwardsImperial Cross of San Romero the Martyr
Spouse(s)
Anastasia Jímenez Carpio
(m. 1965; his death 2021)
Children5

Venancio José López Requena (Creeperian: Վենանծիո Ջոսէ Լօպեզ Րեքփենա; 13 May 1926 – 5 June 2021) was a Creeperian military officer. He was an enlisted soldier in the 15th Creeperian Army from 1940 when he was only 14 years old until 1960 when he transitioned into an officer. When he became an officer, he commanded divisions within the 15th Creeperian Army from 1960 until 1980 when he became the General of the entire Army. He was promoted to Field Marshal of the I Creeperian Army Corps on 18 January 1988. He retired in 1998 but returned to the military in 2002. He was instrumental in the 2003 Creeperian coup d'état in removing Alfonso VI from power and enthroing Alexander II. He retired for good from the military shortly after the coup on 15 November 2003. He lived in retirement in San Adolfo, San Romero, until his death on 5 June 2021, thirteen days until the 18th anniversary of the 2003 coup d'état.

Early life

Venancio José López Requena was born on 13 May 1926, in Yagüa, Jakiz, Creeperopolis. His father René José López Chereau and his mother was Concepción María Requena Agudo. He lived in a farming village for all of his early life.

Soldierhood

Creeperian Civil War

In October 1940, the 15th Romerist Army marched through the village López Requena lived in. They executed 14 people who were known Miguelists and requested for volunteers from the village to fight for the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council against the National Council for Peace and Order. López Requena joined the army as a child soldier at age 14. He participated in the Battle of Denshire and was reported to have personally killed 23 enemy soldiers.

Post-civil war

After the civil war, he continued to serve in the Army as a soldier of the 15th Creeperian Army. He participated in the infamous Massacre of the Seven Thousand 5 April 1957.

Military officer

Before general

In 1960, López Requena became an officer in the Army.

General

He became General of the 15th Army in 1980.

Field Marshal

López Requena became the Field Marshal of the I Army Corps on 18 January 1988. He retired from Army service on 1 January 1998, and was replaced by Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez.

On 19 October 2002, Emmanuel Cabañeras Videla died and Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez became Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis. López Requena came out of retirement and replaced Cabañeras Gutiérrez as Field Marshal of the I Army Corps again.

2003 coup d'état

On 18 June 2003, the Creeperian Armed Forces staged a coup against the government of Emperor Alfonso VI. López Requena played an essential role in the coup.

Retirement and death

López Requena retired again on 15 November 2003. He lived in retirement in San Adolfo, San Romero. He died on 5 June 2021.[1]

Personal life

Awards and decorations

 Creeperopolis

See also

References

  1. "Muere Venancio López Requena, 95" [Venancio López Requena, 95, Dies] (in Creeperian Spanish). Government of Creeperopolis. 5 June 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
Military offices
Preceded by
Field Marshal Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez
Commander of the I Army Corps
19 October 2002 – 15 November 2003
Succeeded by
Field Marshal Ricardo Oviedo Menanteau
Preceded by
Field Marshal Diego Vigil Cocaña
Commander of the I Army Corps
15 September 1988 – 1 January 1998
Succeeded by
Field Marshal Augusto Cabañeras Gutiérrez