PHOTOS: Humboldt hero honored in Eureka

'Devil Dog' Marine a veteran of the Vietnam War

  • Vietnam veteran Bill Pimentel of Eureka, middle left, smiles after receiving the Humboldt Hero award for April from Pierre Carboneau, left, of American Veterans and Scott Hammond of State Farm Insurance on Friday afternoon in downtown Eureka. Pimentel was born in Eureka and joined the Marine Corps, where he was a special infantry rifleman in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, aka the “Devil Dogs,” in Vietnam from 1972 through 1975. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)

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

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