A Texas Town Honors a Soldier Killed in Afghanistan on Memorial Day

Pfc. Anthony M. Nunn, 19, died on Memorial Day in Afghanistan - killed by an improvised explosive devise while on patrol in Paktika Province, a mountainous region along Pakistan's border. On Tuesday, his body was returned home to Burnet, Texas, a city of 4,735 that's 48 miles northwest of the capital of Austin. The Austin American-Statesman has a poignant and must-see photo essay of the hero's welcome that Nunn got when his hearse, part of a long motorcade, passed along main street. Hundreds of solemn-faced residents - men, women and children - waved American flags and crossed their hearts as temperatures hovered around 100 degrees. "I didn't know Anthony," said Dan Bullock, 44, who was waiting in his pickup along U.S. 281, according to the Statesman's article about Nunn's final homecoming. "But he's from Burnet and we're a tight-knit community and everybody feels like he's one of ours and we lost one."   "Nunn," the Statesman added, "was the second Burnet soldier killed in...(Read Full Post)

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