CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. Air Force veteran and leader in the Hispanic community will be honored as Illinois' "veteran of the month" for October.
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs is recognizing Edgar Delgado at a ceremony Tuesday in Chicago. Director Erica Borggren will present the award, which honors veterans who serve their communities.
Delgado was deployed numerous times in support of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's a leader in the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Chicago Chapter and volunteers with Boy Scouts of America and other groups.
Delgado serves on the Illinois Veterans' Advisory Council. He's also a leader with the Student Veterans of America where he helps with initiatives, growing the veteran-alumni network and fundraising.
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