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Owensboro soldier killed in Afghanistan now home

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The body of an Owensboro soldier killed on August 25 in Afghanistan is home.

Private First Class Brandon Mullins was killed when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.

On Wednesday, Mullins' body returned to Owensboro. The Patriot Guard Riders escorted the body from Mid-America Jet to Glenn Funeral Home.

Hundreds of residents and friends of Brandon showed up to pay their respects, and a procession to the funeral home traveled through town. It passed Apollo High School where Brandon attended. The community showed their support as his casket passed with signs and flags along the road.

Many say they appreciate Brandon's sacrifice and wish his family peace.

Veteran Terry Stinson says, "Show support for the family and for someone who's giving up so much for our country. There's a saying that all gave some, but some gave their all and that's of course the real heroes of any military service of those who died for their country."

Brandon was 21-years-old.

Service for Brandon will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at Good Shepherd Church. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. The burial will be at the Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be left for the Mullins family at GlennFuneralHome.com.

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