William Pimentel, far left, joined the Marines and served in Vietnam from 1972 through 1975. (Submitted photo)

Name: William Pimentel

Age: 68

Resides in: Eureka

Service branch: Marines

William Pimentel was born in Eureka and joined the Marine Corps — Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines — in Camp Pendleton in Oceanside for boot camp.

Pimentel was shipped to Camp Schwab, Okinawa.

He was in Vietnam from 1972 through 1975, rising to the rank of corporal, and came back to Eureka via Camp Pendleton.

If you go

What: Monthly Humboldt Heroes celebration

When: Noon today

Where: 537 7th St., Eureka

Nominate a “Humboldt Hero”: “Humboldt Heroes” honors local veterans on the last Friday of the month. If you’d like to nominate a local veteran for recognition, or help sponsor the ongoing program, contact State Farm insurance agent Scott Hammond at 707-444-2504.

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