Fallen Soldier Arrives Home

November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 7:44 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 7:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The body of a WNY hero killed while serving overseas has arrived back home.

21-year-old Army Specialist Blake Whipple was killed last Friday while serving in Afghanistan, and his remains arrived at the Niagara Falls Air Base just after Noon Friday afternoon with family and service memebers waiting to greet him.

Calling hours for Whipple will be held Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

There will be a prayer service at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 15 at the funeral home followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral mass at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville.