The memory of a fallen Lubbock soldier will live on through a scholarship at Estacado High School.
Freddy Velez, an Estacado graduate, was killed during combat in Fallujah last November. Tuesday, the school renamed it's University Medical Center "Most Deserving Student" Scholarship to the "Freddy Velez Memorial Scholarship."
The Velez family attended Tuesday's award ceremony to honor this year's recipients, Hector Ramon Junior and Kendra Sierra.
A Soldier's Father Mourns
Over 1,200 American men and women have lost their lives fighting in Iraq. It's a number which takes on mammoth proportions when you hear the story of just one of those sacrifices.