Vigil held for fallen Hattiesburg soldier

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Family and friends of a Hattiesburg soldier killed in Iraq gathered to remember him Thursday night.

A candlelight vigil was held in memory of Sgt. Anthony Magee at his parents home in Lamar County.

Magee died last week of injuries he suffered in a missile attack on his barracks two weeks ago. Family and friends also took part in a brief march around his neighborhood in his memory.

The body comes home to Hattiesburg Friday.

The funeral is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Eastabuchie.

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