TUCSON, Ariz. -- A hairdresser is spending Veterans Day by giving back to heroes, using his skills.
Juan Carlos Montes Deoca says he comes from an Army family, with both his grandfathers serving. He says while both have passed away, he gives away haircuts in honor of them and others who have served.
KGUN9 first met with Montes Deoca for Memorial Day when he also gave away haircuts to veterans. He says he volunteers on his days off at the Salvation Army. He also visits local parks around Tucson to offer services to homeless veterans. He's been doing this for at least two years, starting when he was just a student.
"A lot of the people I've encountered on the streets, most of them, are homeless vets. Honestly, a lot of the time I hear like 'I feel human again' or 'thank you so much' and I tell them 'thank you so much for your service' and they tell me 'thank you for being an American worth fighting for, we're very proud of you'" says Montes Deoca.
The hairdresser and other beauticians will be at the Salvation Army Hospitality House on N. Main starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11th giving free haircuts. Others will also be on hand giving mini facials.