POSTED: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:36pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:35am
Funeral arrangements are pending for a local Marine killed in Afghanistan with several memorial services planned to honor the fallen Edinburg native.
LCpl. Derek Hernandez's family is inviting the community to celebrate his life with a prayer and a memorial on Thursday at 6 PM at the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium located at 415 West University. Some of LCpl. Derek Hernandez's former classmates will hold a memorial for him on Friday at Edinburg High School at 6 PM in his honor. Holy Family Catholic Church, in Edinburg, is planning a service, but there is no definite date as of yet. LCpl. Derek Hernandez will be buried at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pharr pending when the remains of LCpl. Derek Hernandez will return to the Valley.