Local hero deserves recognition

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Jerry Flores was an outstanding West Las Vegas High School athlete and scholar. He went on to sacrifice life and limb in the Vietnam War, where he paid the ultimate price — he gave his life for the values inculcated in him by his illustrious family, school and community.

I find it only fitting that the West Las Vegas School Board provide an appropriate and well-deserved honor to this exemplary student, citizen, brother and beloved child by naming a school building appropriate to his honor.

Jerry Flores presented the perfect role model for alumni, students and future West Las Vegas High School recipients through his dedication to scholarship, athletics, patriotism and citizenship. His family is a proud part of our own beloved community and their contributions are great, even before Jerry’s contributions and the honor he bestowed upon our great school, community and nation.

Jose Emilio Aragon
Las Vegas