Remembering PFC Seth Stanton

By: Stephanie Ross Email
By: Stephanie Ross Email

A fallen Southern Colorado Soldier was laid to rest Wednesday. 19-year-old Seth Stanton was killed by a roadside bomb a week and a half ago.
Hundreds who knew and loved Seth gathered at New Life Church this afternoon to pay their respects, to a brave soldier who sacrificed his life.
It wasn't nearly enough, says one uncle. Private First Class Seth Stanton lived just over 10 million 156 thousand minutes.
"Not only did he live those minutes completely, in that time he showed all of us how to love harder, smile longer and hug tighter."
And during that time, Seth touched so many.
"Words cannot express what this soldier meant to all of us."
The words they could use, did not come easily as Seth's uncle explains.
"I've been trying to pour my heart out on paper, but a heart full of sorrow doesn't make much sense."
Hundreds filled the seats to honor a young man who left his mark. His Father and Grandmother share their memories.
"Seth enjoyed life, always want to be a front runner, whatever he did he was a leader."
"Seth was an amazing kid, full of energy, truly an amazing young man."
His death, broke their hearts, but memories of his life brought them to their feet. He was given a standing ovation at the service. Seth's family was also awarded several medals, including the bronze star and the purple heart in his honor.

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