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Fallen soldier from Middle Georgia laid to rest

A program at the funeral service for SSG Dustin Wright at Toombs County football stadium. Jennifer Munoz/WGXA

LYONS, Ga--The Toombs County community came together Sunday to lay to rest U.S. Special Forces member Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright.

Wright was killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4th.

Wright was originally from Toombs County, and his funeral was held in the Toombs County football stadium. Wright played football for Toombs County High School, he graduated from there in 2007.

"He was a warrior on the field, he was selfless," Wright's former football coach said during his funeral service.

Other speakers at Wright's service included his brother, aunt and a fellow military service member. They shared stories about Wright, talking about how much he loved to serve his country.

Wright was buried at Harden's Chapel cemetery.


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