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I was driving north on route 24 in southern MA. yesterday and noticed the southbound lane had what seemed like no traffic at all. As I approached an overpass I noticed a Fire truck, Ambulance and Police cars parked on it with the officers all standing around and an American flag flying from the top of the fire truck. I continued driving and came up on another overpass. Same thing. Came up on a third. Same thing. As I was driving I also noticed State Troopers on motorcycles blocking on ramps preventing people from getting on the highway as well as people standing on the side of the highway holding big American flags. At this point now I really was wondering what the hell was going on. Off in the distance there was tons of blue lights coming my way. It turned out to be what seemed like dozens and dozens of Ma. State Troopers on motorcycles along with some other unmarked riders. In the middle of the huge pack was a hearse. Turns out I was witnessing the motorcade of bikes that was escorting the remains of Sgt. Robert J. Barret ,who was killed in Afghanistan last week by a suicide bomber, back to his home town of Fall River. All the cars following had their lights on. Seem like right out of the movie Taking Chance. It was heartwarming to know that a soldier who gave his life for our country was being taken care of and given so much respect on his return home. Just thought I'd share that with you .

RIP Sgt. Robert J. Barret and Thank you.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/04/30/a_solemn_return_for_fall_river_guardsman_killed_in_afghanistan/
 

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thats pretty cool to be able to see that... thanks to him for his ultimate sacrifice
 

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Rest in Peace Sgt Barret. This is starting to become the norm. We had a local Soldier die and they flew him to Ft Knox. Then Took him to his home town about 40 miles away. In every town and along the way people stood on the side of the road and fire trucks crossed ladders with the flag. The Soldiers that were not training lined the road from the air field to the road leading off of post. It was a very emotional event.
 
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