Heriberto (Eddie) Venegas, a Del Rio, TX native enlisted in the United States Army in March of 2009.
Choosing the MOS 19D Cavalry Scout. He shipped off to Fort Knox, Kentucky to complete Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. During his six years of active duty he served at Fort Hood with 2nd Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, who he deployed with to the Wasit, Province of Iraq on a 12 month combat tour. Eddie also served at Fort Carson, CO. During his time in Ft. Carson he was chosen by his leadership to attend U.S. Army Sniper School. Enrollment to Sniper School is limited to 11 series (Infantry), 18 series (Special Forces) & 19D (Cavalry Scout).The School is a 7 week course, and is one of the Army’s toughest schools having only about a 40% passing rate. Eddie would go on to graduate Sniper School at the top of his class earning the title of Honor Graduate of Sniper Class No. 701-13. Eddie Separated the U.S. Army in March of 2015.
Eddie, his wife Sandra, and two children Aaron, and Alan currently live in Del Rio, TX. Eddie is currently a full time Firefighter for the City of Del Rio, and has served his community as a Firefighter/EMT for nearly 5 years.
In his spare time Eddie enjoys spending time with his family. Teaching his two boys to fish, and hunt. Also working as a professional guide and head Instructor for Dead Man’s Pass Ranch’s Shooting School.