September 17, 2021
Memorial set for Marine corporal killed in Afghanistan
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) – A September 18th memorial service is planned at the Palm Springs Convention Center for USMC Corporal Hunter Lopez. He was among 13 US military personnel killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport.

Born on January 15th, 1999 in Palm Springs, Hunter is survived by his parents, Riverside County Sheriff’s Captain Herman Lopez and Deputy Alicia Lopez, brother, Owen, and sister Trinity.

Hunter dedicated his life to service and took pride in being part of organizations with a rich tradition. Prior to joining the Marine Corps, Hunter was a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Scout from 2014-2017 for Post 507, where he obtained the rank of Captain.

Hunter served in the Marine Corps for four years.

Maximum capacity of 1,000 public members will be allowed. Masks will be required inside the convention center.
At the conclusion of the service, a procession will travel to Riverside National Cemetery where Corporal Hunter Lopez will be laid to rest.
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