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issue in Northwest Indiana on the renaming of a community center after the late Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr.

The late Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr. is who the city council of Northwest Indiana want to rename community center after.

issue in Northwest Indiana on the renaming of a community center after the late Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr.

The late Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr. is who the city council of Northwest Indiana want to rename community center after.

East Chicago City Council on renaming a building in East Chicago for veteran Emilio De La Garza Jr.

Veterans Day is next Saturday… and a group in nearby East Chicago, Indiana wants to rename a community center there in honor of a fallen hero from the Vietnam War. Emilio De La Garza Jr. was only 20 years old when he sacrificed his life to two fellow marines in 1970 after an enemy soldier pulled the pin of a grenade. De La Garza jumped on the grenade to shield his fellow soldiers from the blast – thereby sacrificing his own life. He was awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation’s highest military honor for valor. But even though the city is majority Latino, there’s some pushback to the effort to rename the building for De La Garza.. Robert Garcia is a councilman on the East Chicago City Council. He joins us to talk about this effort. Reporter: Mike Puente

The late Marine Lance Cpl. Emilio De La Garza Jr. is who the city council of Northwest Indiana want to rename community center after.

 

Veterans Day is next Saturday and a group in nearby East Chicago, Indiana wants to rename a community center there in honor of a fallen hero from the Vietnam War. Emilio De La Garza Jr. was only 20 years old when he sacrificed his life to two fellow marines in 1970 after an enemy soldier pulled the pin of a grenade. De La Garza jumped on the grenade to shield his fellow soldiers from the blast – thereby sacrificing his own life. He was awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation’s highest military honor for valor. But even though the city is majority Latino, there’s some pushback to the effort to rename the building for De La Garza. Robert Garcia is a councilman on the East Chicago City Council. He joins us to talk about this effort.

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