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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.

Full story: Texas medical center renamed in honor of fallen army medic

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Gary White Gary White Friday, April 13, 2012 1:57:41 PM What a fitting tribute to this soldier. May God grant him rest and provide peace to his family and loved ones!
Kim L Callahan Kim L Callahan Saturday, April 14, 2012 5:05:58 PM These folks Medics and Nurses are so often unsung heros....nice to see one reconized for what he did. RIP Spc. Mendoza and prayers to your family and friends.....

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