The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department, in partnership with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, offered one lucky Sailor from Naval Station Great Lakes, YN2 Henry Cabrera Zamudio, the opportunity to be the Hometown Hero at the Dec. 15 game. The Wolves defeated the Tucson Roadrunners 4-2 at Rosemont’s Allstate Arena.
Cabrera Zamudio was chosen by the command for this opportunity. Prior to the start of the game, he walked the red carpet onto the ice, was introduced to the crowd and stood at attention as Wayne Messmer sang the national anthem.
“It was an honor to represent the Naval Station Great Lakes and my ‘hometown,’” said Cabrera Zamudio. Cabrera Zamudio was born in Chicago, and raised in Round Lake, Ill.
He arrived at Recruit Training Command on March 23, 2017. He then graduated and advanced to E-2 on May 3, 2017 and transferred to Meridian, Mississippi for Yeoman “A”
School. Cabrera Zamudio graduated with the highest GPA in his class on July 5, 2017 and
was advanced to E-3.
After that, he transferred to the Naval Station Great Lakes, and is currently working in the Administrative Department as Command Personnel and Pay Administrator. Four months after reporting, he advanced to E-4. Six months later, and only 15 months in the Naval service, he was advanced to E-5 and was selected for Naval Station Great Lakes’ 2018 Junior Sailor of the Year.
Free home game Wolves hockey tickets are offered through the MWR Tickets and Travel Office in the NEX Student Store, Bldg. 400. Call 847-688-3537 for full details.