The Story Behind The Name: Valdez Park and Bridge

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A modest city park, next door to the Española City Hall is well know by many, but few know the origins of its name. Valdez Park, the place of Little League games and summer picnics is named after a U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class whom was awarded the Navy Cross for “extraordinary acts of heroism” while saving the lives of two Marines during the Vietnam War…