Veteran wins silver medal in national contest

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 12:33pm

El Paso Veteran Oscar Jimenez brought home the silver for his redention of Cuatro Vidas.

Jimenez represented the El Paso VA Health Care System in the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts competititon.

Jimenez, a U.S. Army Veteran, started playing guitar and singing at the age of 15.

In 1982, Jimenez represented the Heidelberg region serving one year with the USO and an active duty soldier.

Jimenez competed in a field of nearly 3,500 Veterans in the national competition.

The contest is held annually in VA facilities nationwide.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and co-sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.


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