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(KCEN) -- He fought for our country overseas but now even back at home he is once again at battle.

Today Army Staff Sergeant Lupe Maldonado was honored by the Killeen Fire Department during a back to school bash.

Maldonado has served three tours in Iraq and was about to go back but he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in March.

The organization Red and Silver Centex Expo was putting on the free event and taking donations for the Maldonado family.

That's when the Killeen Fire Department stepped up to recognize and honor this soldier.

Robert Lovvorn of Killeen Fire Department said, "It's nice to recognize and remind us all that's not normal, to go to war and do some of the things we do, and to have tragedy in your life anytime they're sick, it's nice to recognize those who serve."

In addition to the flag raised by the fire engine Maldonado was given a certificate of excellence.

 

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