To never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. A local veteran is doing his part to pay tribute to a fallen Marine. Bobby Pettit told 3 News, "he learned I was in Corpus Christi and he said you know what they named a school after my buddy who died and i'd really appreciate it if you go show some support."

Bobby says he didn't know Zachary Kolda personally, but Kolda served with one of bobby's best friends during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

It was almost 10 years ago that Zachary Kolda died after he was killed in Iraq back in 2004.

Bobby stopped by the Kolda Elementary School off Rodd Field with another veteran and his family to pay his respects and brought some of Kolda's favorite things.