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Watch video: Thousands pay respects to fallen Plant City soldier



As Army Spc. David Andrew Croft Jr. prepared to return from Iraq, he told his mother he wanted as many people as possible at his homecoming.

"I want to see everyone," he said over the phone. On Wednesday, thousands who didn't even know the 22-year-old soldier showed up to pay their respects to Croft, killed Jan. 5 in Baghdad after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:02pm]


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