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Columbus soldier killed in Afghanistan lauded at funeral

Columbus soldier killed in Afghanistan lauded at funeral”

A community paid its final respects to a fallen IN soldier killed IN Afghanistan.

The 23-year-old Army sergeant and 25-year-old Spec. Christopher Harris of Jackson Springs, North Carolina, were killed during an August 2 attack on a NATO convoy.

A four-and-a-half-mile procession was held Wednesday from the Columbus Municipal Airport to the funeral home for 23-year-old Army Sgt. Jonathon Hunter.

Eric Holcomb directed flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Hunter. He is survived by his wife, Whitney.

Army Chaplain Clifford Pappe says Hunter "touched many lives" as an individual, athlete and soldier.

He had just gotten married in October and was killed during his first deployment.



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