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Funeral For Madison Co. Soldier Jason Shelton

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Two men hold a flag as SPC. Jason Shelton's funeral procession goes by. Two men hold a flag as SPC. Jason Shelton's funeral procession goes by.
MARSHALL, N.C. -

A soldier from western North Carolina died while serving with the U.S. Army in Germany.

SPC Jason Carlisle Shelton, 22, of Marshall died Sunday in Ansbach, Germany.

According to Madison Funeral Home, Shelton was serving in the 527th Military Police Company of the 709th Military Police Battalion.

His remains were returned to GSP International Airport on Tuesday.

The news of his arrival traveled fast.

On Friday, mourners lined the streets of Marshall as the motorcade passed through the small town of Marshall.

“This young man was in Germany, we figured he would be safe, but things do happen,” said Gene Ipox with the U.S. Submarines Veterans, Inc.

“That is why we are all here,” added chaplain Johnny Marler for American Legion Post 317, “to show our respect to him and his family.”

Members from every branch of the military along with friends and neighbors gathered to say goodbye.

“He is our hero,” said Leigh Anne Thibodeau of Marshall.

Shelton was buried in his family’s cemetery near the North Carolina-Tennessee border.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Ball Shelton; father, Carson Shelton of Marshall and mother, Audrey Crum of Mars Hill; sisters, Stephanie Shelton (Mandy) of Fletcher and Carla Duncan (Danny) of Erwin, TN; brothers, Rusty and Nathaniel Beall of Mars Hill.

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