Michael Edwards Ibanez graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on May 21. He is a lifelong resident of Richmond and a graduate of Foster High School. Michael was chosen to spend a semester in France, attending the French Military University. This gave him the opportunity to see much of Europe.
Prior to graduation Michael was an officer in the Third Regiment, serving as both Intelligent Officer and Public Affairs Officer. Each graduating class at West Point has a special motto, The Class of 2011 chose the Motto, “For Freedom We Fight”.
Lt. Ibanez is a member of the First Calvary Division and is currently posted at Ft. Lee, Virginia for additional training.
He is the son of Gregory and Yolanda Ibanez Luna of Richmond and the grandson of U. L(Buddy) and Carol Edwards of Fulshear.