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Funeral Service Held For Former Navy Officer, Following Shootings

Family and friends celebrated the life of longtime Navy officer Martin Bodrog, 54, who was among the 12 people slain by a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard.

The church service conducted Saturday in Springfield honored Bodrog, who was from Annandale. Bodrog retired as a commander after a 22-year career in the Navy, and then worked as a civilian overseeing the design and procurement of Navy ships.

Bodrog was killed Monday in building 197 by Aaron Alexis, a contractor with a history of erratic behavior. Investigators say Alexis entered the Navy yard with a concealed shotgun and also used a handgun he seized after fatally shooting a security guard.

Bodrog had a wife and three daughters. The family is directing any donations to the charitable arm of the Boston Bruins, the hockey team Bodrog loved.

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