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Soldier From Nanticoke Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner

ARLINGTON, Va. - A funeral with full military honors was held for a Wicomico County native Monday afternoon.

Friends and family gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner. Sgt. Maj. Turner was killed in action in Kabul Afghanistan alongside Pfc. Joseph Riley of Ohio when the vehicle they were riding in hit a roadside bomb.

Turner was a star football player who graduated from Bennett High School and went on to play for Towson University. He served in the U.S. Army for nearly 25 years. He was living in New York but has a mother, sister and other family members who remain in Nanticoke.

As families often mourn the tragedies that aren't supposed to happen to them; with tears that take on many meanings and grief that comes from every angle, so too does Turner's family.

Turner's wife Katherine, her five children, as well as Turner's mother Wanda sat in the front row and each received a flag from the U.S. Army.

Sgt. Maj. Turner's sister and mother say Turner was jsut about a year or so away from completing his service. As soldiers honored him for that service Monday, others bowed their heads to remember how he served them. As a loving husband, a father, a brother and a son.


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