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Michiana soldier to be laid to rest Friday

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Family and friends will say their final "goodbyes" to a fallen soldier Friday.

Staff Sergeant Jesse Williams from Elkhart was one of six service members killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last month.

The first of two visitations was held Thursday at Granger Community Church.

Among those who came to pay their respects was Tammy McLane, a military mother herself.

"He gave his life for our country," said McLane. "And he does this without any thanks or appreciation, and it's just a respect"

A second visitation for Staff Sergeant Williams will be held Friday at Granger Community Church starting at 11:00 a.m. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m.

After the funeral, a procession will take his body to Rice Cemetery in Elkhart, where he'll be laid to rest.

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