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Funeral, Procession Planned for Elk Grove Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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Ray Ramirez died after his unit was attacked on June 1.
Courtesy: Department of Defense

ELK GROVE—

Specialist Ray Ramirez, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan earlier in June, will be laid to rest after a funeral and procession scheduled for Friday.

The Department of Defense says Ramirez, a Florin High School graduate, died from injuries he got when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device on June 1. He served with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia

A procession, led by the Patriot Guard Riders, will gather at East Lawn Mortuary along East Stockton Boulevard and escort Ramirez’ family to Harvest Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. After the funeral, the Patriot Guard Riders will lead a larger procession from the church to Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.

Ramirez, who was 20-years-old, will be given military honors.

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  • Phedra

    Why is this story the LAST one on the page?? It should be the first on at the top of the page!! This young man gave his life for his country and for our freedom. He has earned top billing. I cannot believe this story was shoved down to the bottom – like he didn't matter. Whoever set up this page should hang their head in shame. I think the news likes to keep these stories quiet so we don't realize we're actually at war and that we do have enemies!! Shame, shame, shame!!