On behalf of City of Coachella‘s City Council and our residents, we would like to recognize the passing of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl Hunter Lopez. The City also wants to share our heartfelt condolences to Captain Herman Lopez, Deputy Alicia Lopez, along with their family and friends. 

“We are so saddened by this tragic and sudden loss of one of the fallen U.S. Soldiers in the attack in  Afghanistan. His call to service at such an early age and his eagerness to serve his country is honorable. He was a true role model for the community.” stated Mayor Hernandez. 

Mayor Hernandez also added, “Hopefully with the consent of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl Hunter Lopez’s  parents, the City would be privileged to honor their son with a plaque on the “Wall of Heroes” and a  soldier banner at Veterans Park.”