Fallen Soldier returns home to Porterville

FRESNO, Calif.

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The body of Army Specialist Douglas J. Jeffries arrived at the Porterville Airport at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. His casket will be taken in a procession through the city to Myers Funeral Home.

The procession traveled east on Olive Street, north on Main Street, west on Morton Avenue, and south on E Street to the Myers Funeral Home. A military honors ceremony was held in the funeral home parking lot.

Jeffries was killed September 8th during an explosion in Kandahar. He graduated from Porterville High School in 2009.

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