Remembering Alex Jiminez – Valley Patriot of the Month – August 2008


Since the very first edition of The Valley Patriot in March of 2004, this space has been reserved for honoring local veterans who have either performed heroically in battle or made a significant difference in their community.

This month we honor Spc. Alex Jimenez of Lawrence whose remains were found last month in Iraq after a 15 month search for the captured soldier.

Jimenez is the second veteran to be honored posthumously as a Valley Patriot of the Month. His bravery and his service to the United States Army, his famly and community are a model of patriotism for young people across the country.

The death of Alex Jimenez brought an entire community together in sorrow and healing.

We at The Valley Patriot continue to pray for the friends, family and fellow military men and women who served with Alex in Iraq.

He is a true American hero and we only hope that the cowards who took his life receive the justice they deserve.


Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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