8/22/2014

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A fallen soldier returns home

A fallen soldier returns home

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The body of Captain Aaron Blanchard is back home here in Yakima County.

Police and the Patriot Guard escorted his body across town Friday afternoon.

Blanchard was killed last week in Afghanistan when an enemy missile hit his Army base.

The family is holding a private service tonight.

A funeral with full military honors is planned tomorrow morning at Stone Church.

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