Tom Feran, The Plain Dealer...
Plain Dealer News Researcher Jo Ellen Corrigan contributed to this story.
…”He was a great kid. He loved his family. He’d never been in trouble,” she said. “If you didn’t have a chance to know him, you missed out. He was an amazing person.”
Lopez, who enlisted two years ago and worked as a mechanic, had recently been promoted, said his mother, Veronica Pacheco of Cleveland. He was scheduled to return home in 30 days.
He was based at Fort Knox, Ky., where his wife, Maria, lives with their two children, 6-year-old Lydia and 15-month-old Antonio.
A graduate of John Marshall High School, he was the oldest of nine children, the blended families of his widowed mother and his stepfather, Santos Pacheco…
Angel…bboy craze! You’ve made an impact to many and in so many different ways. From entertaining people with your breakdancing skills to protecting them by serving this country. You will never be forgotten. See you soon brother. ~ Tony Fresh, Cleveland, Ohio