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Solemn processions will honor slain soldiers

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Processions for two Tampa Bay-area Army soldiers killed in Afghanistan earlier this month are set for today and Wednesday.

The body of Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija will arrive at MacDill Air Force Base about 11:30 a.m. today and be escorted by deputies onto Bayshore Boulevard, traveling parts of Platt Street, Florida Avenue, Jackson Street and Jefferson Street before heading north on Interstate 275. The escort will exit at Sligh Avenue and proceed to Manhattan Avenue, Broad Street and then north on Dale Mabry Highway to Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N Dale Mabry Highway, where a private service will be held.

The procession for Army Spc. Clarence Williams III leaves MacDill at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and will travel the same route to I-275, continuing onto Interstate 75 and exiting at State Road 50 in Hernando County. The procession will head west and continue onto Jefferson Street through downtown Brooksville before turning north onto U.S. 98, then north onto U.S. 19 on its way to Carnegie Funeral Home in Chiefland. A memorial service for Williams is set for 5 p.m. today at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Solemn processions will honor slain soldiers 07/16/12 [Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 7:22pm]
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