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Hanover Park recognizes WWII veteran

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  • Timoteo "Tim" Vasquez served as a marine in World War II.

      Timoteo "Tim" Vasquez served as a marine in World War II.
    Courtesy of the village of Hanover Park

  • Dozens of family members and village officials surround Vasquez for his turn in the spotlight.

      Dozens of family members and village officials surround Vasquez for his turn in the spotlight.
    Courtesy of the village of Hanover Park

 
Daily Herald report

Hanover Park has honored a veteran who served overseas in World War II.

Timoteo "Tim" Vasquez will also be recognized in the village's Veteran's Memorial, where officials will install a brick bearing his name.

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Dozens of family members turned up for a recent village board meeting saluting Vasquez's service. He was a Marine, stationed in the southern Solomon Islands from 1942 to 1945.

Trained as an aircraft mechanic, Vasquez maintained a F4-F Wildcat Fighter during the Pacific theater.

After the war, he settled in the Hanover Park area and spent nearly 30 years working for the Sara Lee Corp.

Vasquez, waring a hat with the Marines insignia, beamed as state Rep. Fred Crespo read an Illinois House resolution praising his service.

"We're so lucky in Hanover Park to have you as a resident," the Hoffman Estates Democrat said. "People like you make our community what we are."

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