Ark-La-Tex marine's to be laid to rest Saturday

Shreveport, LA (KSLA) - Family and friends say goodbye to a fallen Ark-La-Tex marine who was killed while fighting overseas.

Visitation for 19-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Dakota Hughes ended at 9 pm Friday night. It took place at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home in Shreveport.

His funeral service will be held tomorrow Saturday November 20th at 10 am at Summer Grove Baptist Church.

"I'm not going to cry for Dakota, he wouldn't want that. He would have said mama, smile, I just want to see you smile, and that's all I wanna do. I love my baby, I love the man he became and the soldier he is: A marine, " said Dakota's mom.

According to family and friends, Hughes proudly served his community and country. He graduated from Huntington High School in 2008. Hughes was only 8 weeks into his tour when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.