Anthony Aguirre Junior High is named in honor of 2004 Channelview High School graduate Anthony Aguirre, who was killed in action serving in the United States Marines in Iraq on Feb. 26, 2007. On that day, Anthony and his fellow Marines were conducting a routine sweep of their patrol area, when he took a footstep onto an IED. Knowing that releasing his foot would set off the explosive device, he waited until all of his Marine brothers had passed out of harm's way before removing his foot from the device. By giving the ultimate sacrifice, he saved 20 of his fellow Marines that day.
“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” Mia Hamm