Texas medical center renamed in honor of fallen army medic
Army Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza was killed Oct. 2007 in Afghanistan while aiding comrade during ambush
By David Burge
The El Paso Times
EL PASO, Texas — Army Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza, who friends and relatives said embodied the warrior's spirit of never leaving a fallen comrade behind, was honored Thursday when Beaumont Army Medical Center renamed its Soldier Family Care Center at East Fort Bliss in his name.
Mendoza, a combat medic, was killed in October 2007 in Afghanistan while rendering aid to a wounded comrade during an ambush by the Taliban.