Freddy, thank you so much for representing me, my family, and the rest of the Mexican Americans from the Valley and all over the United States. You never were embarrassed of who you were and you never forgot where you came from nor denied your heritage. You proved that when we accept who we are we can shine so brightly that you can succeed in any environment..i.e. country, top 40, rock and roll, movies etc. Born in Edinburg, Texas and having been raised in Pharr, Texas, I as well as my father, mother and other family members enjoy your songs, the Milagro Beanfield War and are proud to say that Freddie was one of us. Thank you for being the great person and role model that you were and still are. Thank You Baldemar. You did it!