Community comes together for memorial for serviceman

MERCEDES — A memorial ceremony for Staff Sgt. Michael Cinco will bring closure to a community mourning the serviceman who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

“We will make that memorial a special event here at the Mercedes school district,” Superintendent Daniel Trevino said. “He will never be forgotten.”

Family, friends and the community will come together for Cinco’s memorial in his hometown of Mercedes.

Cinco is a graduate of the MercedesHigh School class of 2005.

The memorial will be held at the Mercedes Early College Academy auditorium on Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

The school auditorium is located at 837 South Ohio Avenue.

The event is open to the public.

Trevino said Cinco enlisted in the military after high school with the understanding he was going to be in harm’s way.

“Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the Cinco family,” Trevino said.

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