Porterville solider killed in Afghanistan laid to rest

PORTERVILLE, Calif.

Hundreds of people attended funeral services at the Porterville Church of the Nazarene Wednesday afternoon.

Friends and family members shared stories about Land, who wrestled in elementary and high school. Friends say Land had a big personality and was very courageous. They say he felt he was called to the military.

Brett Land was supposed to come home next week to meet his newborn daughter for the first time.

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