Saturday, January 2, 2016

Staff Sgt. Chester McBride Killed in Afghanistan, Honored in Georgia

Statesboro parade honors Chester McBride, Air Force Staff Sgt. killed in Afghanistan
By Tori Simkovic
Published 01/01/2016
"We take our kids to see heroes on television like Captain America or Iron Man or the Incredible Hulk, but today we have the opportunity to show them what a real American hero is." Angela Barnes
STATESBORO, Ga. (WJCL)- A parade was held in Statesboro on Friday to honor Air Force Staff Sgt. Chester McBride. McBride was among six Americans killed in a suicide bombing last week in Afghanistan.

People lined the streets for miles to welcome home the Statesboro native.

"Somebody who's willing to do what our military does, we have to support them in any way we possibly can," said Veteran Jeff Tysinger.

As the procession drove through, peopel waved flags and wiped away tears to honor McBride.

"We just feel it's very important for us to come together and show our respect and support for the family," said Statesboro resident Angela Barnes.
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