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Press Conference to Honor Lt. Baldomero Lopez during National Hispanic Heritage Month on 9/15 at Noon

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Historic City Hall to be Illuminated in Red, White in Blue in Honor of the Medal of Honor Recipient


Mayor Jane Castor, Councilman Luis Viera and Judge E.J. Salcines will mark the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the 70th anniversary of the death of Tampa’s own Baldomero Lopez on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at noon outside Historic City Hall. Lopez was a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for saving his fellow soldiers during the Korean War. Representatives from the community and Lt. Lopez’s family will be on hand to honor his life and sacrifice. In the evening, City Hall will be illuminated in red, white and blue in his honor.

WHAT: Press conference to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Tampa’s own Baldomero López, Medal of Honor recipient, during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

WHO:    Tampa Mayor Jane Castor

Tampa Councilman Luis Viera

E.J. Salcines, Judge and historian

Dewayne Mallory, a U.S. Army veteran and Outreach Director to U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor

Craig Gross and Toni Gross, Gold Star parents

Javier Centonzio, veteran and attorney

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: The event will take place outside of Tampa City Hall, 315 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602