Ft.Sill,Okla_ A hometown hero was honored on Ft. Sill Wednesday. Cpl. . Wilfred "Willy" Flores Jr. died while serving his country near Baghdad, Iraq in March 2007 at the young age of 20.
But he will not be forgotten, a computer room at the new youth center on post was named in his honor. Vicky Flores, Willy's mom, was grateful for the dedication, and wants to share it with others.
She said, "It's not just for my son, I want this to be about all family members, all soldiers, everyone who has lost someone. This is a dedication for all of them."
For Willy's dad, Wilfred Senior, Wednesday's event brought him some much needed relief. He said, "it closes the circle. I finally got closure on certain things."
Flores was an Eisenhower High School graduate. His mom said he had planned on coming back to the Lawton-Ft Sill area. And thanks to the dedication he finally made it home, just in a different way. It couldn't have come on a better day, Wednesday would have been Willy's 27th birthday.