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Heartland honors fallen soldier

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department flies a flag in Born's honor. (Source: cNews) The Cape Girardeau Fire Department flies a flag in Born's honor. (Source: cNews)
OLIVE BRANCH, IL (KFVS) -

The Heartland honors a fallen soldier with ties to Olive Branch.

Josh Born, whose wife is from Olive Branch, was killed in Afghanistan in the riots over the burning of Qurans.

Tuesday morning, a procession left services at Crain Funeral home in Cape Girardeau heading to Mound City National Cemetery where the soldier will be laid to rest with full military honors.

Born's wife Megan says he was outspoken, funny, spunky, loved video games, Star Wars, and his family.

Born's family says they are leaning on each other and community to get through this time.

Members of local police and fire departments, veterans, and members of the community came out to show their support for Born Tuesday morning.

Family, friends, and strangers came out in droves to set up around 3000 flags marking the funeral route. They say it's the right thing to do.

Born's visitation was Monday and funeral is Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Care packages will be sent to Born's unit from items collected at his memorial at Crain Funeral Home.

 

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