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Visitation for Cpl. Aaron Ripperda underway

5:14 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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HIGHLAND, Ill. (KSDK) - Visitation is underway for a fallen hero from Highland, Ill.

Marine Cpl. Aaron Ripperda was killed with six other Marines during a training exercise in Nevada last month. His body was returned home Monday.

The streets of Highland were lined with thousands of flags and people wanting to pay their respects.

Cpl. Ripperda's visitation is until 8 p.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.

His funeral is Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church.


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