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Memorial Dedicated to 'Chachi' Headed for Downtown

San Ramon Valley High grad Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral died in Afghanistan during combat operations on Nov. 18. He will be honored with a memorial in front of the Vets building.

Chachi will live on in downtown Danville.

San Ramon Valley High School grad Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral died in Afghanistan on Nov. 18 during combat operations. The community rallied around the young man and his family.

In honor of Chachi, the city will be erecting a memorial in front of the Veterans Memorial Building on Hartz Avenue, the Danville Express is reporting.

The memorial will include a battlefield cross, which is a pair of boots, a rifle, and a helmet. Additionally, there will be two plaques, one for Chachi and one explaining the battlefield cross.

"It's going to be a nice thing in Chachi's memory to make sure we take care of his Marines as he'd want us to do," said Len Hack, executive director of the Fallen Soldier Memorial and Semper Fi Foundation.

Read the entire article here.

PHyllis Park February 17, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I know this has been an ongoing process since Cha Chis death. I am so proud to live in our community. The support our town has given cha Chi and his family restores my faith in the "people". Thank you, Danville for making this happen. All give some but some some give all…….. A wonderful tribute to a hero and his family a we all love and respect

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