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National Guardsman who jumped into Red River to be laid to rest

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After two full days of searching, recovery crews found the body of 22-year-old Desmond Desdunes of Prairie View, Louisiana late Saturday night. After two full days of searching, recovery crews found the body of 22-year-old Desmond Desdunes of Prairie View, Louisiana late Saturday night.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The National Guardsman who died after jumping into the Red River will be laid to rest Friday morning.

Thursday, June 5th, Desmond Desdunes, 22, jumped from a Kansas City Railroad bridge in Shreveport  with a friend, Josh Miller.  Both men are guardsmen. Miller, who was reportedly the first to jump in the river tried to help Desmond after hearing his cries for help. 

Desdunes was not able to reach the shore and was missing for two full days. His body was eventually found by boaters on Saturday.

Thursday, June 12th,  the Patriot Guard placed American flags around the Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in honor of Desdunes.

Funeral services for Desdunes will be held at 11a.m. Friday at St. Luke C.M.E. Church at 2110 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Desdunes will be buried at Round Grove Cemetery.

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