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Marine Who Wanted To Surprise Brother Laid To Rest

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - About 200 family, friends and fellow service members gathered Tuesday to remember the Colorado Marine killed in a crash on his way home to surprise his little brother.

The Coloradoan reports that they attended the funeral for Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching at Faith Evangelical Church in Fort Collins. Two fire ladder trucks displayed a large American flag outside.

Ching died in a rollover crash in central Utah on Aug. 15 while traveling from California to Fort Collins.

He told his sister he was planning to take his brother, 8-year-old Alex Vicary, to his first day of second grade.

The newspaper published a story about Ching coming home to surprise Alex last March after the little boy sent a letter to the Easter bunny asking that his brother be brought home.

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