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After nearly 32 years, Bill Aviles retired as a Fire Captain from the City of Riverside Fire Dept. He has participated in several long distance competitions and traveled over large portions of the United States by motorcycle. He participates in many charitable events and causes. The Family Tradition of Service Bill was named after his late uncle William D. Aviles. Private First Class Aviles was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 15, 1951. Private First Class Aviles was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal. Other members of Bill’s family also served in the armed forces including four uncles, his dad, 3 cousins, his brother and now his daughter. A strong commitment to community, public, and military service runs deep in the family. His oldest daughter Lauren is married to a Marine Joseph, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Olivia the youngest daughter and sons Thomas and William are active in Murrieta Valley High School Marine Corp JROTC Unit and Hopes to attend the Naval Academy upon graduation. Bill is a member of the California State Military Reserv and serves as an E-5 as a LNO.
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