Ethan Hotz was honorably discharged from the Army Oct. 4. He was invited by the Cuero VFW to present the colors at the Cuero Turkeyfest parade Saturday, Oct. 11.
Hotz is a 2010 graduate of Cuero High School. He was assigned to Bravo 124th Infantry Division, 25th Battallion. He served in Afghanistan from April 2011 to April 2013. He was stated in Alaska from October 2010 to September 2013.
He received a Purple Heart in 2012 and two Army Commendation Medals, one in 2011 and one in 2013.
Hotz lives in Yorktown. He is married to Jenna Hotz and they have a five-month old daughter, Lyla. He is the son of Candy and Carl Bowen of Yorktown and Aaron and Maria Hotz of Cuero. He has a sister, Nikole Nelson, and brother-in-law, Steven Nelson, of Cuero.
“It’s an honor to carry our nation’s flag and be welcomed home with open arms,” Hotz said.