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08.14.06

Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. of Clovis Remembered

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A son, a brother, a hero is laid to rest.

Funeral services for Army Sergeant Leroy Segura Junior took place in Clovis this morning.

He was killed in a military vehicle accident in Iraq a little over a week ago.

NewsChannel 10's Blaire Arvin was at the funeral.

There was an outpouring of support for the fallen soldier.

People from all over came out to pay their respects to a young man who was highly respected.

Under gray cloudy skies, family, friends, and those who never knew 23 year old Sgt. Leroy Segura Junior came out to say thank you.

"He was a very brave nephew and also a very respectful young man he honored his country with high pride," says Segura's uncle, Gerald Lopez.

A high pride that took Segura to Iraq on his second tour of duty...

A sacrifice not taken for granted.

"I served in Vietnam and I'm home he served his second tour he didn't come back he's no doubt a hero," says Rudy Apodaca, a Vietnam Veteran.

"The least we could do is show support and respect for this man that died that died for our freedom," says Delia Sandoval, who was paying her respects.

And show support they did...

Armed with American flags.

The young, the old...

Motorcyclists...

And servicemen saluted a life taken too soon.

"We'd like to take and hug the whole family and god grant them peace," says Bill Bolstad, who's with the Patriot Guard Riders. 

"He honored everybody he loved people, we'll miss him," says Lopez.

Segura was also a recipient of the purple heart.

He is being buried in Fort Sumner.

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