CHANNELVIEW, TX --The Channelview Independent School District held groundbreaking ceremonies for a new junior high to be named in honor of a fallen Marine. The school is named in honor of 2004 Channelview High School graduate Anthony Aguirre, who was killed in action serving in the United States Marines in Iraq on Feb. 26, 2007. On that day, Anthony and his fellow Marines were conducting a routine sweep of their patrol area, when he took a footstep onto an IED. Knowing that releasing his foot would set off the explosive device, he waited until all of his Marine brothers had passed out of harm's way before removing his foot from the device. By giving the ultimate sacrifice, he saved 20 of his fellow Marines that day.
Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High will be built at 15726 Wallisville Road, directly across the street from the Harris County Library.