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Northborough Paratrooper Being Laid To Rest

Spc. Brian Arsenault is being buried with full military honors. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Spc. Brian Arsenault is being buried with full military honors. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Residents of Northborough are being asked to line the streets to honor a paratrooper from town killed in Afghanistan.

This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Spc. Brian Arsenault. (Jonathan A. Shaw, U.S. Army/AP)
This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Spc. Brian Arsenault. (Jonathan A. Shaw, U.S. Army/AP)

The funeral Mass for Spc. Brian Arsenault is being held Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church. He will be buried at Howard Street Cemetery with full military honors.

Residents are asked to show their support by lining the funeral procession route from the church to the cemetery with flags.

The 28-year-old Arsenault died earlier this month from injuries he suffered during a firefight between his unit and enemy forces.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He was a 2004 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School.

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