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Funeral for fallen Marine

Posted: Updated: Nov 2, 2013 06:52 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Family and friends of Lance Corporal Christopher Grant are very grateful for the support at today's funeral. A lot of the people here didn't even know Mr. Grant before he died, but because he was a member of the marines they say it's their duty to pay their respect.

"This is a passion to me to come out and honor the families of the fallen soldiers, marines, navy, corpsman," said Byron Hutchison.

Veterans and military families held flags at the entrance on the North Monroe Baptist Church. Grant's relatives are thankful for the outpouring of support.

"I feel proud that my nephew served and that the town is acknowledging his service," said Jacqueline Kelley.

Christopher grant was only twenty years old and although he's gone his family says he will never be forgotten.

"It's kind of sad that he's not here but he died strong and I know that he would want us to be happy," said Shantal Murphy.

"He loves smiling, making people laugh. He was just a town hero. He'd do anything for anybody and I just love him and miss him so much. God bless him," said Kelley.

Family and friends of Lance Corporal Christopher Grant say today is a sad day but there are a lot of memories in the 20 years that grant lived that they are going to remember forever.

The funeral procession was led by more than 50 patriot guard members on motorcycles paying their final respects.

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