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WATCH: Friends remember fallen US Army sergeant during memorial service

U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Javier J. Gutierrez was killed in action on Feb. 8

SAN ANTONIO – Memorial services and a viewing were held on Friday for a fallen U.S. Army sergeant who was killed in action in Afghanistan.

The services for U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Javier J. Gutierrez were held at Community Bible Church.

Sgt. Gutierrez was killed Feb. 8 in the Nangarhar Province along with Sergeant First Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez when someone “in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined U.S. and Afghan force with a machine gun,” according to the Associated Press.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Sgt. Gutierrez, who went by his middle name Jaguar, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group out of Elgin Air Force Base in Florida.

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