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Honoring Sgt. Anthony Maddox
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - The body of a serviceman who graduated from Nederland High School has been returned to Southeast Texas.
Sgt. Anthony Maddox, 22, was injured in a fire while loading a vehicle with fuel July 20 in Afghanistan. He died in a hospital July 22. Sgt. Maddox had called his family just days before the accident to let them know he expected to return home for a visit in August.
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A jet carrying his body from Dover, Delaware to Jefferson County landed at about 9 a.m. Friday. A large crowd lined the procession route from the Jack Brooks Regional Airport to Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur. People held up flags and signs to honor Sgt. Maddox. The Patriot Guard motorcycle group took part in the procession.
Maddox' funeral is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont.
He graduated from Nederland High School in 2009. He began serving in the U.S. Army in January 2011 and deployed to Afghanistan in January 2013.
Sgt. Maddox' mother told KFDM News he'd always made sure his family knew he wasn't afraid to die for his country.