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American Hero Laid To Rest

COLVILLE, Wash. - Eleven days after losing his life fighting for our country mourners gathered to celebrate the life of Sgt. First Class Wyatt Goldsmith. The funeral took place Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Colville. The burial followed the service at Mountain View Park Cemetery. Goldsmith died from rocket propelled grenade fire when insurgents attacked his convoy on July 15th.

"I pray that they are holding god's hand," Phyllis Patroske said. "I know it's very, very difficult. I can't even imagine losing a child it is so difficult, but this man gave everything he had for this country and for these people so we honor him."

Tuesday the Colville community united for the fallen soldier as American flags lined the streets. Businesses posted signs honoring Sgt. Goldsmith's service.

"Sergeant Goldsmith was a wonderful man and a wonderful servant," Patroske said. Patroske stood outside the church for more than an hour with nearly 50 Patriot Guard riders from all over the state.

"We stand for those who stood for us," Patroske said. "It's very small in comparison to what the military does for us."

Hundreds attended the service including Sgt. First Class Goldsmith's former superintendent Jack Adams.

"You can see by the turnout here how much he was thought of by his classmates and this community," Adams said.

Goldsmith was 28-years-old.

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