New Mexico school to name gym after Vietnam War vet

New Mexico

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — West Las Vegas School is renaming a gymnasium after a Vietnam War veteran who died in combat.

The Las Vegas Optic reports the district’s school board voted last week to name the gym after Jerry Flores, a Las Vegas native who died in Vietnam nearly two weeks before he was scheduled to come home in 1971.

Vietnam Veterans of America member Paul Salas says veterans had sought to rename the gym previously but no action was ever taken.

The board is now examining where it can create a wall of honor for service members who attended West Las Vegas schools.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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