Our latest Hometown Hero is Marine Lance Corporal Eddie Velez. Corporal Velez spent most of his life in Terre Haute and joined the Marine Corp at an early age. In fact, he celebrated his 19th birthday in San Diego and was in Afghanistan just days after he turned 20.
Corporal Velez is a 2011 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School and joined the Marines right afterward.
His two-year stint in the service has taken him to Afghanistan where his unit replaced one at Camp Ashton in that country. After a job well done he returned to the states in May of this year and is currently stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina.
His service to his country is the reason his family is very proud of our latest Hometown Hero-Marine Lance Corporal Eddie Velez.