Funeral services set for local soldier killed in Iraq

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- A local hero will be laid to rest Saturday. Army Staff Sergeant Jason Brown was killed April 17TH while serving in Iraq.

Funeral services for the 29-year-old Green Beret will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Durant.

Originally from Texas, Brown's parents live in Cartwright, Oklahoma.

Brown was a highly-decorated soldier who received, among other awards, The Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He leaves behind a daughter who lives in Texas.

After the ceremony, brown's body will be taken to Washington D.C., where he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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