Florida Town Says Goodbye to Fallen Soldier

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1602769/1602770" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Inverness, Florida, prepares to bury Army Warrant Officer Aaron Weaver, a native son. He died last week in Iraq in the downing of a helicopter. As a member of the 82nd Airborne he had already survived the "Black Hawk Down" incident in Somalia a decade earlier. He insisted on serving in Iraq despite a recent battle with cancer. NPR's Phillip Davis reports.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.