Sgt. Joshua Powell laid to rest in East Texas

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:45pm

Sgt. Joshua Powell's body was laid to rest in East Texas this afternoon...

He was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last weekend.

This morning's services started at 9 at Lake Fork Baptist Church in Alba.

A community procession followed for the soldier who died during his fifth tour of duty.

After the brief graveside service, KETK spoke with Brad Cummings, a friend of Powell's.

They grew up together in Quitman.

Cummings tells KETK their 10 year high school reunion is coming up.

And he never thought Powell would not be alive to see it.

"Like it's been said, he was a hero.  He died doing what he liked.  Like his uncle was saying, I know he's up there looking over us right now as he was here, so -- gonna miss him," Cummings said.

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