December 6 will be a very proud day for the Hinojosa family as two of their sons, Joshua and Jeremy Hinojosa, will begin their long trip across the globe to serve their country as members of the Army’s 238th Maintenance Battalion.
The two brothers will be leaving from New Jersey, embarking on what could be the greatest journey of their lives, and will certainly be an admirable service to their hometown and their county.
“I am so proud of my grandsons, they mean so much to me,” their loving grandmother Eva Hinojosa said.
The two will make a stop in Iraq and then finally settle down at their base in the deserts of Afghanistan. The two brothers will be away from their family for a minimum of 400-plus days, but could serve a bit longer if necessary. Joshua and Jeremy are the sons of Daniel Hinojosa and Nancy Curry. Joshua graduated from Kenedy High School and went on to the Hallmark Institute, where he earned a degree in Aeronautics. He is married and has two beautiful children. Jeremy is a graduate of Karnes City High School.
“It is so hard but I am very proud of my boys and I already can not wait for their safe return home,” mother Nancy Curry said.
To honor their sons, the family held a grand Thanksgiving dinner at the city hall in Kenedy Saturday evening. Several members of their battalion came to the dinner to honor each other and their families. A wonderful slideshow depicting the boys throughout their lives was shown to the attending audience, receiving a marvelous applause.
“We are excited and ready for the incredible experience,” the two brothers said. “We put a lot of preparation in to get where we are at and just can not wait.”
The Hinojosa would like to thank everyone who took part in helping out with the dinner and celebration.