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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Fallen Claremore Soldier Comes Home to Be Laid to Rest

Patriot Riders at Tulsa International Airport
KWGS News

Patriot Guard motorcycle riders escort the body of Army PFC Jon Townsend, killed earlier this month in Afghanistan. The procession travels from Tulsa International Airport to Claremore, Townsend’s home town, and where his funeral will be held. Lining the route are people waving flags…one of them is Sgt. 1st Class Chad Broughton with the Oklahoma National Guard. He says he’s been deployed overseas three times, and it’s always tough to see a young soldier like Townsend die in the war. He says he came to the airport to show respect for Townsend and his family.

Local & Regional
12:31 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Service Set for Claremore Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Army Private Jon Townsend
DOD

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A funeral service is scheduled for a 19-year-old soldier from Claremore who was killed in an "insider" attack by police in Afghanistan.

Services with military honors are set for 10 a.m. Friday for Army Pfc. Jon Townsend, who was killed on Sept. 16.

The ceremony will be at First Baptist Church in Claremore. Rice Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.