Wednesday family and friends of Private First Class Eric Soufrine heard the playing of Taps and paid their last respects to the fallen hero.
Soufrine was killed on June 14 during a mission in Afghanistan. He was riding in a vehicle when it struck an explosive device which injured the driver and took his life.
Soufrine was just 20 years old, but garners several honors including: the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
His friends described him as a man who had an infectious personality and a great sense of humor. His fellow Raider Brigade members also say he was a great athlete on the football field, using his lanky build and height to out leap defenders.
Soufrine is survived by his mother Donna, father Michael, his sister Rebecca and his brother Joshua.
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