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State Military Honors competition comes to Las Cruces


Members of Las Cruces’ El Perro Diablo Marine Corps League Detachment 478 earned several awards in the 13th Annual Military Honors Conference & Competition April 21. It marked the first time the state competition was held in Las Cruces, and brought together veterans groups from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Acoma and Silver City. In the large group flag folding/firing competition, El Perro Diablo MCL’s Gold team placed first, and the El Perro Diablo MCL’s Scarlet team placed second. In the small group flag folding, the Scarlet team placed first and the Gold team placed third. The El Perro MCL team members include: Stan Dyer, Albert Evaro, Hector Torres, Jesse Rodriguez, Don Marquez, Jeff Eakman, Ray Rivera, Al Mondragon, Eddy Grooms, Martin Rodriguez, Joe Mendiola, Joe Montoya, Ed Clark, Don Hanlin, Don Marquez, Ruben Telles, Clemente Morales, Larry Rodriguez, Gilbert Tarin, Neri Frietze, Andres Rivera and Victor Eres.