The body of a U.S. soldier from Palm Beach County will return to our area for a memorial service.
The family of Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer made that announcement on Thursday.
Farmer, a graduate of the Benjamin School, who was born in Boynton Beach, was killed in a suicide bombing in Syria January 16. His body will arrive on Monday and a funeral service will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens a week later. The family plans to hold a public service.
Farmer was 37 and had served several overseas combat tours and was awarded one Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars.
He left behind a wife and four children.
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