Hector R. Perez

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Corpus Christi, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Hector began his career as a Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, but always wanted to be an Infantryman. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq with the Screamin’ Eagles of the 101st Airborne, as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant.

Hector was above all else, loyal and faithful! He was a red-blooded, All-American TX Southerner and Gentleman. Hector adored his family; a father of three beautiful girls, Hector doted on them constantly! He was a great cook and loved celebrating with friends, with great food and good beer. Hector also had an awesome sense of humor and was the instigator of more than one practical joke.

He was kind-hearted, dedicated, professional, and he is deeply missed. Hector knew what it meant to be a devoted husband and father. He loved his family dearly and he loved his soldiers and comrades in arms. Hector was a good man!

Age: 41

Date of Death: July 24, 2003

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