Hi, Julia There is a Fred Maestas in my line; a first cousin to my father. He was from Dolores or Mancos, CO. and finally settled in Cortez, CO. His wife's name, Fern. He had a brother, Abe Maestas, and I beleive some sisters, not sure who they were. I don't have any other info on him, so don't know of his military status. Although this Fred is not who you are referring to, he could be a decendant relative of your Fred. Long shot.