Michael Daniel Jimenez is shown saluting President Barack Obama. His grandparents are Daniel and Consuelo Tijerina Reyes. Great-grandparent is Trine Pacheco Tijerina. All are from Dallas. He is also the great-grandson of the late Felix Tijerina. His great-grandparents were originally from Pleasanton. Michael Daniel Jimenez has also appeared on the front page of the L.A. Times, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.