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Staff Sgt Jorge A. Hernandez

October 12, 1992 January 1, 2019
Staff Sgt Jorge A. Hernandez
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Staff Sgt Jorge A. Hernandez, 26, perished January 1, 2019 in Nashville, TN. He was born October 12, 1992 in Sylmar, CA. Staff Sgt Hernandez grew up in the Coachella Valley and attended La Quinta High School, class of 2010. While in high school, Jorge was a member of the La Quinta High School Wrestling Team – a sport that he quickly excelled at. Jorge was trained by Coach Jenkins at La Quinta High School, a man he modeled his life after. following his role model,he went on to volunteer as a wrestling coach at Fort Walton Beach. Jorge also wrestled for the Air Force Wrestling Team. He was a Special Tactics Combat Controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 720th Special Tactics Group, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. As a CCT, he was specially trained and equipped for immediate deployment into combat operations. He was a qualified military static-line jumper, free fall jumper, and combat scuba diver. He was skilled in reconnaissance operations and air traffic control. Staff Sgt Jorge A. Hernandez served his country proudly from February 29, 2012 until the time of his death.
Staff Sgt Jorge A. Hernandez is survived by his mother, Sofia Perez; his sisters Sofia Perez and Julia Ferrara; his brothers Edwing Perez and Joseph Ferrara; his grandparents, Jesus Perez Hernandez and Julia Camacho de Perez; 25 cousins; numerous friends from his wrestling family; and his brothers in arms from the special operations team.
Services for Staff Sgt Jorge A. Hernandez will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Combat Control Assoication (CCA) in Mary Esther, FL.

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