Local Soldier Laid To Rest

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Thursday, June 19, 2003 - 02:49 PM
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Small American flags lined the long, winding road leading to the funeral today of Perry County soldier killed in Iraq. 20-year-old Corporal Gavin Neighbor of Somerset died June 10th when the bus he was resting on was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. His funeral was at New Lexington High School. The school stage was lined with flowers which flanked his rifle, boots and a framed photo of him. His helmet was on top of the rifle, dog tags draped around them. Many mourners sobbed as the song amazing grace was played.

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