ROSARY FOR U.S. MARINE DEREK HERNANDEZ

POSTED: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:58am

There was not an empty seat at the Memorial Funeral Home as dozens gathered to pay their respects to the 20-year-old fallen Marine from Edinburg, Derek Hernandez. The young Marine was serving his first tour in Afgahanistan when he died in a vehicle accident with two other U.S. Marines. A funeral mass will be held June 15, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church located on Champion Street, followed by the burial at Palm Valley Cemetary in Pharr. Hernandez' family will then host a community reception at the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium.

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