POSTED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 3:09pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:52am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — "I love my son and I want everyone to know I am very proud."said Marvelia Galvan.
It's been 2 1/2 years since Marvelia Galvan has seen her son Staff Sgt. Eric Perez. The 30 year old marine has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perez served in Afghanistan from 2011-12. Perez was stationed at Camp Leatherneck serving as a data chief.
"We ensured the battle commanders had command and control capabilities to accomplish their mission."said Perez.
Following Perez's time there he returned back to the US.
He now lives in San Diego with his wife.
He also been training to be a cyber security technician with the Marines in Twentynine Palms, California.
With Perez's busy schedule and the far distance it's been challenging for Perez to see his family.
But Perez made time and booked a flight home to see his family before he heads overseas where he will be going to South Korea with the Marines.
"They mean everything, that's who I go serve for, them and my wife of course, they are my back bone, my support structure and they are always there for me."
Galvan says even though it's a short time to see her son, it's been a great five days.
"As a single parent its hard it’s very hard, 2 1/2 years, so I am very happy he was able to come before leaving to South Korea again." Said Galvan.