Gold Star father shares word of advice to fallen Brownsville soldier’s family

2 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 21 2020 Jan 21, 2020 January 21, 2020 5:54 PM January 21, 2020 in News - Local

WESLACO – The title “Gold Star” family is a modern reference that oftentimes comes with heartbreak and honor.

Funeral services for Spc. Miguel A. Villalon will be held this week in Brownsville. The 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Jan. 11.

A father of a Rio Grande Valley soldier who died more than eight years ago says it’s a pain that never goes away, but wants to offer advice to Villalon’s family and other Gold Star families.

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