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This story was updated to correct the attribution of the quotes from the graveside service. They were made by Blake Campbell, U.S. Air Force chaplain of Grissom Air Reserve Base. 

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As streets were filling with people ready to welcome home U.S. Marine Cpl. Humberto Sanchez on Sunday, a private dignified transfer by the Marines from Communication Company, Detachment 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 45 at Grissom was underway.

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The nation now knows Cpl. Humberto Sanchez as a rifleman with the U.S. Marine Corps, an embassy guard who served to protect the freedoms of others, and a man whose life tragically ended Aug. 26 during an enemy attack along with 12 other military service members and nearly 200 Afghans at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Longtime district commander of the Putnamville State Police Post, Lt. Dan Jones, worked his last regular duty shift as a state police officer on March 5, 2021, with his official date of retirement being June 11, 2021.