World War II vet reflects on his life Posted in: Lifestyle From picking cotton as a teen, to lying about his age so he could join the navy, to finding the woman of his dreams while abroad, Eduardo Hidrogo has accomplished many things during his time in the military. Eduardo Hidrogo is 89 years old and served in various branches in the military for 31 years before retiring. He retired as a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army and eventually worked his way up to becoming a meteorologist. He served in World War II and completed four tours in Korea. Now, he currently resides near the Elgin area so that he ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!