A hero’s farewell, a community still mourns

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Photos by Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

Opelika’s police and fire departments, Auburn Fire Department, Beauregard Fire Department along with members of the community stopped as the car carrying Medal of Honor recipient Command Sargeant Major Bennie Adkins was carried from Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home on the way to Atlanta, where his body was flown to Washington D. C. for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Lee County Sheriff’s Office, along with other Alabama and Georgia law enforcement agencies, provided an escort to the airport.

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