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13th Army Band honors fallen medic Pfc. Restrepo
By VLM Communications
13th Army Band
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The City of Pembroke Pines honored one of its own, Private First Class Juan Sebastian Restrepo at a street renaming ceremony on October 21, 2016
The street which runs in front of Flanagan High School, 129th Avenue, will now be known as PFC Juan Sebastian Restrepo Avenue. Pfc. Juan Sebastian Restrepo, Army, was born in Colombia, grew up in Pembroke Pines and died while serving his country in Afghanistan at the age of 20.
The newly renamed avenue runs from 129th Avenue from Taft Street to Pines Boulevard. “Pfc. Juan Sebastian Restrepo made the ultimate sacrifice for his country while fighting in Eastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Through the renaming of this street The City of Pembroke Pines honors the life of a brave young Pembroke Pines resident, who played ball on our fields, graduated from Flanagan High School and embraced the American way of life,” said Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis.