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MADISON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - People in Madison County are asking for answers after an article ran about a local soldier's completion of basic training.

Private First Class Caleb Killian's family submitted an article to The Madison County Crier. The paper ran that article, but an editor wrote another version of the article that ran beside it.

Read the article on page 11.

The editor of the paper later posted a response defending the article to the community outrage. Read her response here. Several hundred comments were left on the paper's Facebook page after the editor's response.

"It was poor judgment and poor taste in some of the wording," Terry Danieley said.

"I don't see why anyone would downplay what he is doing," Kaleb Francis said.

The family of the soldier released this statement:

"We as a family are extremely proud of our son and his accomplishments. He has always been an exceptional and driven individual. Caleb had other opportunities, yet chose to join the USMC. We respect him for that decision. The current situation concerning the Madison County Crier and its editor, Frances Madeson, has become extremely convoluted. Our community coming together in support of one of their own has been incredible. The dialogue that is currently taking place is equally as incredible. There have been many articulate views expressed by those in the community insulted by her actions (and follow-up responses). While she has now written hundreds of words further criticizing the community, she has yet to write the three simple words everyone, especially my son, deservedly needs to hear, "I am sorry". If her desire is to see change, then perhaps she should begin with humility."

The editor of the paper could not be reached for comment at this point.

Killian will report to Camp Pendleton, Calif. at the School of Infantry for next round of training.

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