Valley Solder Killed In Afghanistan
POSTED: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11:48am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 5:18pm
U.S. Marine Derek Hernandez died Saturday night in Afghanistan after a reported vehicle accident. Family members say Hernandez was just 20 years old but served his country willingly and bravely. The soldier's body is expected to arrive in Maryland on Tuesday. This was Hernandez's first tour in Afghanistan after two years of service. He was an Edinburg native and 2008 graduate of Edinburg High School.