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Posted on: February 1, 2018

COURT SALUTES EDINBURG HOMETOWN HERO SGT. FREDDY GONZALEZ

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On the 50th anniversary of his heroic death, Commissioners Court honored local hero Sgt. Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios, who placed the item on the agenda, said there will be several events commemorating the fallen hero's life.

“As a veteran having served in the U.S. Army, it is an honor and pleasure to support the proclamation for Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” Gonzalez, proclaiming the 50th Anniversary in celebration of his heroic service, and also marking February 4th as the celebration day," said Palacios.

Accepting the proclamation was Gonzalez's mother Dolia Gonzalez and several friends.

There will be several events taking place honoring him, including an event at Freddy Gonzalez Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2; a service at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3; and at Hillcrest Memorial Park, located at 1701 E. Richardson Rd, on Sunday (time to be determined).

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