Higinio “Gene” Laureano
Retired Private First Class, US Army Higinio “Gene” Laureano served in the army from 1980-1983. He trained with the marines at Ft. Hood, TX and credits his service for his success today. A successful welder, Gene fell 20 feet while on the job repairing an awning, causing a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia. He participates in hand cycling and air rifle competitions.