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SALUTING THE BRAVE: Hundreds Attend Memorial Service For Corporal Justin Clouse

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Hundreds attended the memorial service Saturday at Life Center Church to remember the  life and honor the sacrifice of 22-year-old Justin Clouse.

The Patriot Guard, members of the military, friends, and family gathered to pay tribute to the army corporal.

"Thank you for honoring the service and sacrifice, and life of Justin," said the pastor at the memorial.

Justin is remembered as a gentle giant for his tall stature, but quiet personality.

"There's not many people bigger than Corporal Clouse and at first you'd look at him, and say wow, this guy is giant, but he was very gentle and quiet," said Justin's Uncle Roger. "He cared about everybody, especially as a leader."

Justin showed leadership skills in both the army and his everyday life. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service.

"Justin was not like the many," said Brigadier General John Kem. "He resolved to risk all, to maintain our way of life"

Family and friends were a very important part of his life and priorities. Justin met the love of his life after his first tour in Afghanistan and was engaged to be married next May. He was a loving man who cared about his troops and paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country and his family.

At Saturday's service it was said that, "Justin still had family to love and animals to hunt, so our grief is not just of remembrance, but it is a deep shocking sadness of what was not to be."

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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - On Friday the body of the fallen soldier from Sprague returned to the Inland Northwest after being killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.

 On Saturday the Open Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at at Life Center Foursquare Church. If you are unable to make the memorial service KHQ.COM will have a live stream online available.

The Patriot Guard, Fairchild Airmen, friends and family have gathered at the airport to honor 22-year-old Justin Clouse.

Justin Clouse's Memorial will be held this Saturday at 9am.

Clouse was from Sprague, Washington and was one of five soldiers who died back on June 10th in Gaza Village while engaged in a combat operation. The events surrounding his death is under investigation by the Department of Defense.
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