After my dad honored heroes at the Angels game last night, he took a bus for $1.75 back to LA to sleep at the Airport. He headed back to Anaheim this afternoon to honor the legacy of Army SGT Armando Hernandez at tonight’s Angels Game.
ARMY SGT ARMANDO HERNANDEZ
Spc. Armando Hernandez joined the Army in 2002. He often wrote to his family about the dangers he faced in Iraq.
On August 1st 2004, the 22-year-old soldier made the ultimate sacrifice when a bomb went off near his guard post in Samarra, Iraq.
Relatives said Hernandez would send e-mails every few days to his mother and sisters, describing Iraq as harsh and hot.
“He said it was dangerous where he was, that we would have never been able to believe what he has seen,” said his sister, Delia Nava.
Hernandez was assigned to a mortar platoon in the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division. He was to have been promoted to sergeant,
As an only son, Hernandez helped care for his mother, Martha, and sisters Delia and Raquel, as well as his nieces Destiny and Divine.
“My mom said he was the best son that a mother could ever ask for,” Delia Nava said.
“I’m also very, very proud of my brother,” Delia Nava said. “He was a very good person.”