Family and friends remember fallen Chicopee soldier
Family and friends remember fallen Chicopee soldier


GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, I’M NICK ARESCO. NICK: A PLANE ARRIVED AT DOVER AIR FORCE BASE IN DELAWARE THIS AFTERNOON BEARING THE BODY OF A CHICOPEE NATIVE, KILLED WHILE SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN WEDNESDAY. 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER TELLS US HOW THIS SOILDER IS BEING REMEMBERED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL HE ATTENDED IN CHICOPEE… SY BECKER; THE FLAG AT CHICOPEE HIGH SCHOOL FLIES AT HALF STAFF IN MEMORY OF THE SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER WHO WOULD HAVE CELEBRATED HIS THIRTY SECOND BIRTHDAY ON FRIDAY. THIS IS THE HIGH SCHOOL HE ATTENTED AND WHERE HE LEFT AN INDELIBLE IMPRESSION ON A TEACHER AND NOW PRIMNCIPAL CAROL KRUSHER… CAROL: I REMEMBER HIM AS HAVING A SMILE AND BEING A VERY FUNNY PERSON AND SO MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES, AND THEY HD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HI, CAROL: EVERYONE REMEMBERED AND HIS GUIDANCE COUNCILOR REMEMBERED HIM AS WANTING TO GO INTO THE MILITARY SY BECKER: BILL AND LISA CAMPBELL WERE LUIS’ FOSTER PARENTS WHEN HE WAS 12 AND 13 YEARS OLD. BUT THEY HAD KNOWN HIM SINCE HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD. THEY’VE SINCE STAYED IN TOUCH. BILL CAMPBELL RECALLS A MORE RECENT CONVERSATION WITH LUIS.. BILL: BIGGEST MEMORY I THINK OF LUISE WAS WHEN HE CALLED ME BEING SO PROUD THAT HE BECAME A GREEN BERET.. HE WAS LIKE ESTHETIC, I’VE BECOME SOMEBODY DAD HE SAID, I’M WHAT YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. SY BECKER: LUIS ALSO LEAVES BEHIND HIS GRANDMOTHER AND SISTER AND HIS FIANC AND TWO CHILDREN. MASTER SERGEANT LUIS DELEON- FIGUEROA WILL BE BURIED AT THE MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY IN AGAWAM…IN CHICOPEE, SY BECKER, 22NEWS

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