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

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