Parade being held for fallen Valley hero

The community of Edcouch Elsa is getting ready for a hero TMs welcome.

A parade is being held for fallen Valley Army Specialist Kevin Cardoza.

He died earlier this month after a roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan, along with four other American soldiers.

Edcouch-Elsa School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Rivera wants his students and staff to recognize the sacrifice Cardoza made.

Flags will be flying at half staff at all Edcouch-Elsa schools.

The parade will move to Trinity Worship Center in Pharr where a public memorial will take place at 12 pm.

Cardoza will be buried at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission on Wednesday.

The burial will be private as per the family's request.

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