Neighbors Send Condolences to SPC. Kern's Family

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POSTED: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 10:04am

UPDATED: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 10:06am

McALLEN - Neighbors living near the parent's home of SPC. Kurt Kern reflected on the young man's life and are offering their condolences to the family.

Neighbors spoke with strong feelings of sadness, pride and reflection about the fallen hero who served and give his life for our country. Nicolas Quezada stated, "I had been in the military, so I know what it takes to expose yourself and I know how painful it can be for the parents when a dear one is taken." Joseph Villarreal said, "We were very proud of what he was doing out there for us and for our country, and you know he was not only a neighbor, but a friend as well. So we just send out our condolences from the Villarreal family."

The Governor's office has approved County Judge Ramon Garcia's request that flags in Hidalgo county be flown at half staff in honor of Specialist Kern.

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