Marine reservist comes home from Iraq

Pedro "Pete" Trevino is a member of the class of 2005.
Marine Lance Cpl. Pedro “Pete” Trevino III is happy to be home from deployment as a member of the Marine Reserves — and he’s just in time.

Trevino, a 2005 graduate of Frenship High School, and his wife, Jessica, are expecting a baby girl within the next two months. His wife, then known as Jessica Sanford, also attended Frenship High School, but transferred to and graduated from Coronado High School.

For Trevino, counting down until the baby’s birth is now in terms of days.

“We’ve got 52” days left, he said, admitting that he is nervous about becoming a father. He said Jessica is trying to convince him to take childbirth classes soon.

Trevino arrived back in Lubbock March 12 and is being debriefed at the National Guard Armory, a process he said will probably last until August. He said he expects to be in the U.S. for six months to a year before the next activation, but he said the only way he can be called back is if he volunteers.

He spent the past seven months in Fallujah, Iraq, where he was a truck driver.
Trevino said his next step will be to get on with the Lubbock Police Department or Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department.

“I’ve had my eye on a law enforcement job for a while,” he said.

Before he joined the Marine Reserves, he worked with his father as a brick layer, Trevino said.
Back at Frenship High School, Trevino said he played baritone in the band and was in agriculture and automotive technology.

In his ag class, he said he focused on building things.

“I liked messing with stuff, building, cutting,” he said. “We built a couple of barbecue pits. Me and my buddies built a go-cart frame one time.”

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