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Hundreds Attend Two Local Soldiers’ Funeral

By: Vanessa Araiza
By: Vanessa Araiza

Hundreds gathered in Enterprise to honor two soldiers who served our country and paid the ultimate price.

The flag flew at half staff Saturday morning honoring two fallen soldiers.

Friends and family gathered at Patterson Sorrells Funeral Home to honor Sergeant Eddie Jeffers.

The 23 year old Daleville native was killed in Iraq on Wednesday when the vehicle he was in flipped over.

While in Iraq Jeffers wrote a series of letters encouraging more Americans to support our troops.

Veteran Ron Sanders says the men and women who serve hold a tight bond.

"We all served...their our brothers their our family," says Sanders.

Sanders adds that soldiers like Jefferson put their lives on the line for the greater good of Americans.

"We Sacrifice so others can have freedom...freedom is not free...it's paid for in blood like SGT. Jeffers."

Just a few hours later another round of remembrance was held in the same funeral home for CW 3 David Michael Stanley.

Family members remember the 33 year old pilot from Fort Rucker loving to play baseball and as always wanting to fit in.

"His Momma had dark hair and I had dark hair and he had blonde hair...come home one day and he had gotten him a bottle of black shoe polish and darkened his hair and I asked him why and he said "cause I wanna be lika ya'll," said Stanley’s father.

One day two services where two men will never be forgotten and remembered as heroes in the eyes of many forever.

Sergeant Jeffers leaves behind wife Stephanie and Stanley leaves behind his wife Kristy and two sons.


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