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Massachusetts Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan Returns Home

The body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa arrived by private jet in Massachusetts on Monday

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    Body of Chicopee Soldier Returns to Massachusetts

    The body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa arrived by private jet in Massachusetts Monday and was met by a contingent of military personnel, family, police and public officials, including Gov. Charlie Baker and Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 2, 2019)

    A Green Beret from Massachusetts killed during combat operations in Afghanistan has returned home.

    The Republican newspaper reports the body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa arrived by private jet in Massachusetts Monday and was met by a contingent of military personnel, family, police and public officials, including Gov. Charlie Baker and Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos.

    The 31-year-old native of Puerto Rico and Chicopee resident was one of two Green Berets killed Aug. 21 as a result of small arms fire in Faryab Province.

    The procession began outside Westover Metropolitan Airport. Deleon-Figueroa was taken along a flag-adorned route through Chicopee, Springfield and West Springfield.

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    Master Sgt. Luis DeLeon-Figueroa was taken in by a family in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and joined the military before he was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 23, 2019)

    People who gathered along the route held flags and saluted.

    The funeral will be Tuesday in Agawam. Burial with full military honors will follow at the veterans' cemetery in Agawam.