Moises Rios-Hernandez is a long-time resident of Downey and served as a Unites States Marine from July 2000 to December 2005. His service included two combat deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Moises served two roles while attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, he was a Logistician and an Aerial Observer aboard a CH-46 helicopter.
After the service, Moises went on to work in the family business as a butcher. As of 2014 Moises took over and rebranded it as Luis’ Butcher Shop. He is one of the founding members of Courage Forward and an active member with Gangs out of Downey.
His education includes an internship in Kingston New York to learn whole animal processing and is currently working on his bachelors’ from The University of Phoenix.