While his name wasn't a popular or common name, still I get too many results to actually trace him down.here's what I find on the 1930 US Census: (Texas only) Manuel ApodacaHelesorio,LuzEl Paso, El Paso, TX abt 1923Son Manuel ApodacaJesus J,JuanaV Precinct 2, El Paso, TX abt 1903Son Manuel ApodacaFrancisco,SoledadPrecinct 3, El Paso, TX abt 1921Son Manuel ApodacaAgrelio,Santos,Lonora Precinct 2, Hudspeth, TX abt 1901Son Manuel ApodacaPrecinct 2, Hudspeth, TX abt 1904Brother (center names, like Helesorio, Luzwould be his parent's names.)
What few enlistment records I find on this name, they only show his rank, not what he actually did while in service. Do you suspect he died in CA?Timeframe??
California Death Index, 1940-1997 Name Death Date Death Place Gender Birth Date Birthplace Mother's Maiden Name Manuel A Apodaca 20 Sep 1980 San DiegoMALE17 May 1911 TexasAcevedo