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Soldier's body returned to Rochester; funeral set for Tuesday

Law enforcement officers and firefighters saluted the motorcade that brought the body of Army Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut home to Rochester. The 23-year-old was killed in a firefight with enemy forces in Afghanistan last week. His funeral is set for Tuesday.
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Law enforcement officers and firefighters saluted the motorcade that brought the body of Army Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut home to Rochester. The 23-year-old was killed in a firefight with enemy forces in Afghanistan last week. His funeral is set for Tuesday.

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