Services held for Vinton, La., sergeant.
Family, friends and neighbors of Staff Sgt. John Michael Hennen, 26, gathered Sunday to honor his life and his service in the U.S. Army.
Hennen, who was a lifelong Vinton resident, was killed in the line of duty by a roadside bomb June 17 in Afghanistan.
Hennen's body was flown to the Lake Charles Regional Airport by a charter jet Sunday and then escorted to Vinton by local veterans.
The service, which was held at Vinton First Baptist Church, was led by his pastor, Rob Sumrall.
In response to a special request by Vinton Mayor Kenneth Stinson, Vinton residents lined the streets as Hennen's casket was carried out of the church after the service.
The procession began on Center Street and continued down Horridge Street toward the Niblett's Bluff Cemetery, where the burial took place.
The service was attended by numerous family members and friends from near and far, along with several local dignitaries, police officers and public officials.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com.