: News

Filed Under:

Hundreds Gather At Memorial Service For Fallen Purcellville Soldier

Play associated audio
The community of Purcellville in Loudoun County Virginia came together today to celebrate the life of Army Specialist Stephan Mace.
Jonathan Wilson
The community of Purcellville in Loudoun County Virginia came together today to celebrate the life of Army Specialist Stephan Mace.

The community of Purcellville in Loudoun County Virginia came together today to celebrate the life of Army Specialist Stephan Mace.

Mace died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan on October 3rd. He'll be buried at Arlington cemetery on October 19th.

Today more than 750 people gathered for a memorial service inside Purcellville Baptist Church, paying tribute to a young man described as fun-loving, devoted, and fearless.

Austin Boddicker says Stephan Mace was one of his best friends. "I'm gonna miss him," Boddicker said after the service. "He was a bad ass, man. He'd tell me to shut up and stop crying if he ever saw me doing this."

Mace, who was 21 years old, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, a NATO medal, and a medal for good conduct at the ceremony.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

NPR

Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.
NPR

Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.
WAMU 88.5

Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

WAMU 88.5

Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Health Care

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from health care innovation labs at local hospitals.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.