CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) - Friends and family of a 20-year-old Michigan paratrooper have turned out to honor him at the high school football field where he once played.
Army Pfc. Shane Cantu of Corunna died Aug. 28 from wounds sustained in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.
His funeral service was Monday at Corunna High School, where Cantu was a starter on the football team. He graduated in 2010 and later attended Adrian College.
He's buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Vernon.
He'd been stationed in Germany and Italy, transferring to Afghanistan a month before his death.
Mlive.com reports Cantu's mother Jennifer Clarke said her son was "smart, caring" and quick to make his family laugh when they needed it.
Gov. Rick Snyder ordered U.S. flags in Michigan lowered Monday in Cantu's honor.
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