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Street in Olmito renamed after WWII veteran

1 year 4 weeks 2 hours ago Wednesday, November 10 2021 Nov 10, 2021 November 10, 2021 6:47 PM November 10, 2021 in News - Local

A street in Olmito was renamed after a veteran who received three Purple Hearts.

Sgt. Francisco P. Rivera served during World War II and was honored at a Wednesday ceremony attended by Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.

Rivera’s son. Jimmy Rivera, called his father a disciplinarian.

“He raised 13 children and we never were hungry. He was a hardworking man," Jimmy Rivera said.

Rivera returned to Cameron County after the war and worked with the sheriff’s department.

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