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Remains of Dunedin man killed in Afghanistan arrive Monday

PALM HARBOR — The remains of U.S. Army Spc. Zachary L. Shannon, a Dunedin resident killed in Afghanistan March 11, will arrive at MacDill Air Force Base Monday morning.

The plane carrying Shannon's remains is scheduled to arrive at the base at 10:30 a.m., followed by an escort at 11:15 a.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Shannon joined the U.S. Army and trained to be a mechanic on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters after graduating from Dunedin High School in 2010. Last year, he was deployed to Afghanistan, where he was stationed in Kandahar.

Remains of Dunedin man killed in Afghanistan arrive Monday 03/22/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:39pm]
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