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A tribute to Marine Sgt. Christopher Hrbek

Our community lined the streets for a proper tribute to its fallen hero Sgt. Christopher Hrbek of the United States Marine Corps. For a two mile stretch, people stood, holding flags, to watch the processional of fireman, police, marines, bagpipes, and drum and bugle corps accompanying the coffin. Sgt. Hrbek was killed in Afghanistan on his fourth combat tour. He will be awarded the Bronze Star posthumously for saving the life of sergeant major Raymond Mackey.