Students at Kennedy Junior High recently met a soldier turned documentary film actor.
Major Guillermo Rosales spoke to the students about choices like abusing drugs and involvement in gangs, and their ability to influence lives.
“They have a choice. They don’t have to follow the crowd they don’t have to be like everybody else,” he said. “They can be independent and they can be leaders and they can do what’s right for themselves.”
After September 11th, Rosales felt compelled to join the military, and served in Iraq, which is said to be the most dangerous place in the world during from 2004-2010.
The marine starred in the 2009 documentary “Triangle of Death,” a picture documenting the brutality of war on the frontlines.
“Triangle of Death” has won several awards nationwide, including the best documentary award at the 2011 Naperville Independent Film Festival.
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