John Valls, a Laredo veteran with a life that could be a movie, passes away at 95

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November 12, 2020
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John Valls, a beloved Laredoan and war hero, passed away on Friday at age 95 due to congestive heart failure.

A decorated World War II veteran, distinguished athlete, assistant coach to the state championship-winning Martin High School basketball team, model airplane aficionado, self-published author and great-grandfather, Valls was known across Laredo for various facets of his long and full life.