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Hero Welcome and Memorial Service Information For Fallen Soldier Jason Weaver
ANAHEIM, CA - (March 14, 2011) - Please note the following information for the Hero Welcome, viewing and visitation, and memorial service for fallen Army Sergeant and Anaheim resident Jason Weaver. Friends, the community and the media are invited to attend to pay their respects to Sgt. Weaver.

Sgt. Weaver, 22, died March 3 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

"On behalf of the City of Anaheim, our thoughts and prayers are with Jason's family and friends," said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. "His sacrifice is immeasurable. Anyone living in our great country enjoys freedom because of those sacrifices, and though we can never repay the debt, we can honor Jason by living lives of appreciation, respect and kindness."

Flags at Anaheim City Hall will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday at sundown.

Monday, March 14 at 11 a.m.
Hero Welcome at Joint Forces Training Base
11206 Lexington Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 296-5725
Attendees are asked to arrive at 10:30 a.m. to allow time for parking and walking to the airfield. For media attendance, please contact 2nd Lt. Jan Bender at 916-869-0709.

Monday, March 14, 4-9 p.m.
Viewing and visitation of Sgt. Weaver
Forest Lawn
4471 Lincoln Ave.
Cypress, CA

Tuesday, March 15, noon
Memorial Service for Sgt. Weaver
St. Irenaeus Church
5201 Evergreen Ave.
Cypress, CA
Weaver was assigned to the 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. During his service, Weaver earned 10 medals and other awards, including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Drivers and Mechanics Badge.
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