|R.I.P. Adrian Lopez, USMC|
|John P. Lopez - Houston sports journalist and |
author and talk radio host
The following is from John Lopez in his own salute to his cousin Adrian Lopez on Face Book:
I salute my heroic cousin. He left us early this morning. He's the reason I'm so involved in Patriots & Heroes. Two tours in Viet Nam, 13 verified kills, Marine Recon, attacked by a Tiger in battle, two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star. He even lived a year after they told him he had a couple weeks. Hoo-rah, Adrien.
This is Adrian Lopez, kneeling, with his Recon unit outside Da Nang. His unit found a lot of bad guys and saved hundreds if not thousands of American lives by doing so. Mortality rate for Recon in 1967 was more than 90-percent. He volunteered.
This is the pelt of the tiger that attacked Adrian Lopez in Viet Nam in 1967. If I remember right, Adrian told me it was Sgt. Griffith, on the right, that shot the 350-pound tiger.
John Lopez Tribute To Adrian Lopez on Friday November 21, 2014 on "In the Loop":
|Purple heart-2 for Adrian Lopez|
|Bronze Star for heroism|
We express condolences to John and all of Adrian Lopez' family and may God Bless them and may God Bless all of our heroic veterans who have served or are serving now.