By Brittany Pieper – email
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Saturday morning, family and friends said goodbye to the man they call a hero. A roadside bomb killed 19-year-old Lance Corporal Dakota Huse in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Red, white, and blue filled Summer Grove Baptist Church for the Greenwood Marine's funeral. Pride and sorrow filled those who came to say goodbye to Huse.
"He was always beside me, and I love him for what he did. I will always be proud of my brother," said Dusty Huse during the service.
Many people who didn't even know Huse came to thank him and support his family.
"To give back what he gave. To show our respect. You know, he didn't know me, and he gave all, so it's the least I can do," said Vickie O'Bryant, who also has a son in the Marine Corp fighting in Afghanistan.
The military presented Huse with the Purple Heart and gave his mother and brother American flags recognizing the sacrifice given by both the young marine and his family.
With heavy hearts the Marines gave Huse his final salute. The Governor's office, Patriot Guard Riders, and Blue Star Moms also made presentations at the funeral.