Marietta soldier killed in Afghanistan laid to rest

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Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde of Marietta was one of six soldiers killed this weekend in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A funeral was held Saturday for the Marietta soldier killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

A motorcade escorted the body of Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde through Acworth.

His family requested that everyone attending the service wear red white and blue. 

Among those attending, friends of friends who were close to the Kennesaw Mountain High graduate, where he was also a standout football player.

Forde was 28 years old and leaves behind a wife and two children.

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